April 15, 1912: The Titanic Sinks
On this day in 1912, the RMS Titanic sank into the Atlantic Ocean after hitting an an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland.
Around 11:40 p.m. on April 14, the ship hit an iceberg, but didn’t fully sink until 2:20 a.m. on April 15. This catastrophic event led to the death of more than 1,500 passengers.
The Titanic had departed from Southampton, England five days prior and was on her way to New York City.
Learn more about the Titanic with PBS’ Titanic collection.
Photos (top to bottom): The Titanic, view from the S.S. Carpathia of the iceberg that sank the Titanic (Library of Congress).