The Titanic, sank 100 years ago, in the early morning of April 15, 1912.
(Of the 1,496 people that perished with the Titanic, 73.3 percent of the women and 50.4 percent of the children survived compared to only 20.7 percent of the men. The statistics went against most other maritime disasters (see previous post) because the captain, Edward Smith, threatened to shoot men unless they yielded their lifeboat seats to the women. Capt. Smith also went down with his ship.)