On This Day…

Sinking of the Titanic

April 14, 1912

At 11:37 p.m. the “unsinkable” ship the RMS Titanic strikes an iceberg in the North Atlantic while on her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK, to New York City. She sank at 2:20 a.m. killing 1,517 of the 2,238 people aboard.
Masabumi Hosono, the only Japanese passenger, survived, but was ostracized for the rest of his life in Japan as dishonorable and a coward for not going down with the ship.