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Nova Scotia: Wait. Jack Dawson was really on the Titanic?

No, Virginia, it was just a movie. A James Cameron epic, yes, but still a movie. But here's the weird thing. At Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, where more than 120 Titanic victims were buried in 1912 after their bodies were collected at sea, there is a marker for J DAWSON. He was a coal-shoveler named Joseph Dawson. The movie-makers have said they knew nothing about him when they created the character played by Leo DiCaprio. Read more: Why are we still so fascinated with the Titanic?

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