Saturday, April 14, 2012

Titanic 100th Anniversary

Today is the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. On April 14,1912 around 12:30 AM, the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland and sank on its maiden voyage. Ships from Halifax were some of the first on the scene collecting victims and bringing them back to the city. Many of the buildings in Halifax were used as temporary morgues, until the victims could be identified and burried. Three major cemeteries in Halifax contain the graves of the recovered victims.