It’s been 99 years since the Titanic struck an iceberg at 11:40 pm on April 14th. Out of approx. 2,200 passengers and crew, only 706 survived in 20 lifeboats built for a maximum of 1,178 people.
My watch is set to 2:20 (approx. time of the sinking) for the rest of the day in remembrance.
(The photo is possibly the last photograph taken of Titanic as she departs Queenstown on April 11, 1912.)
P.S. : There is a chilling real time (AST) Twitter update from The Nova Scotia Museum of relayed wireless messages during the sinking. http://twitter.com/ns_museum