Jacques Futrelle, the author of the Chase of the Golden Plates, the Thinking Machine novel on which I based a modern adaptation of the same name died on April 15, 1912……a very famous date.
He was……From Wikipedia “Returning from Europe aboard the RMS Titanic, Futrelle, a first-class passenger, refused to board a lifeboat, insisting Lily (his wife) do so instead, to the point of forcing her in. She remembered the last she saw of him: he was smoking a cigarette on deck with John Jacob Astor IV. He perished in the Atlantic and his body was never found.”
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