On this day…

… in 1912, the Titanic sank in the North Atlantic off Newfoundland, less than three hours after striking an iceberg. About 1,500 people died. The New York Times headline read

Titanic Sinks Four Hours After Hitting Iceberg; 866 Rescued By Carpathia, Probably 1,250 Perish; Ismay Safe, Mrs. Astor Maybe, Noted Names Missing

There is a story, probably apocryphal, that the Cork Examiner‘s headline read: “CORK MAN DROWNS”, and then, in smaller type, “Titanic sinks”.