The largest passenger steamship in the world, Titanic, collided with an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. The vessel sank at 2:20am on the morning of the 15th. Of 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, more than 1,500 died in the sinking (including 132 Canadians), making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. One hundred and fifty Titanic victims were buried in Halifax in the Fairview Lawn, Mount Olivet and Baron de Hirch/Beth Israel Synagogue cemeteries — which the Nova Scotia Museum states is the largest number anywhere in the world. (Image: A composite image of the Titanic (foreground) with a contemporary cruise ship. Social media, unknown artist).