On April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic, considered one of the most luxurious and technologically advanced ships of its time, sank in the North Atlantic Ocean. The ship, which was on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City, collided with an iceberg at around 11:40 PM on April 14th, causing the ship to sink within a few hours.
The tragedy claimed the lives of more than 1,500 people, including passengers and crew members. Many of the passengers were prominent figures, including American businessman John Jacob Astor IV, who was considered one of the wealthiest people in the world at the time, and Isidor Straus, co-owner of the famous department store Macy’s.
The sinking of the Titanic has become one of the most infamous maritime disasters in history, and has been the subject of numerous books, films, and documentaries. It is also credited with leading to significant changes in maritime safety regulations, including the requirement for ships to carry enough lifeboats for all passengers and crew members.
Today, the Titanic remains a popular subject of fascination and study, with ongoing efforts to preserve the wreckage and learn more about the events that led to the tragedy.