May 5, 200608:16 AMThe Life
May 5, 2006 - 08:16 AMThere are many stories related to the sinking of the Titanic, and some have only recently come to light, due to the overwhelming success of Cameron's film.
For example, most people are unaware that back in 1912, Hellmann's (Best Foods) Mayonnaise was manufactured in England, and the Titanic was carrying 15,000 cases of this condiment. The shipment was scheduled for delivery in Veracruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ocean liner, after leaving New York City.
The Mexican people, eagerly awaiting delivery, were disconsolate at the loss - so much so that they declared a national day of mourning which is still observed today.
It's known, of course, as...
...Sinko de Mayo.
[I heartily apologize to the great country of Mexico, and to any Mexican citizens who might happen to read this. ¡Viva México! ¡Viva Juárez! ¡Viva el 5 de mayo!]