Earlier this week a cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, ran aground and sank off the coast of Italy.
While a tragic event for all involved, reports have started coming in about one passenger, Valentina Capuano, and the bad luck she now shares with an ancestor.
In a strange twist of fate, Capuano’s grandmother was a passenger on The Titanic, which hit an iceberg 100 years ago on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.
We are well aware that this is probably just a coincidence, but it’s fascinating to see the way that history often repeats itself in families across the world.
Is there a similar example in your family tree? Has history repeated itself in strange ways across generations?