Tonight, at 11:40 pm, marks the time and date that the RMS Titanic first hit a deadly iceberg 101 years ago. Although many abroad were not immediately aware of the occurrence, the collision was fatal, causing icy water to pour throughout the ship. It soon became obvious to the passengers and crew that there would not be enough lifeboats to evacuate everyone safely from the Titanic, causing panic to take over the ship. Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes after the Titanic hit the iceberg her rate of sinking began to increase as her forward deck started to dip underwater. Her unsupported stern then rose out of the water causing the ship to split into two. The stern then remained afloat, sitting vertically on top of the water for a terrifying minute before continuing her decent, as hundreds of people remained clinging to the ship. At 2:20 am the Titanic sank, leaving just over 700 that were abroad stranded and over 1, 400 to there death. Nearly two hours later, at 4:00 am, the RMS Carpathia arrived on scene in response to Titanic’s earlier distress calls to help any and all survivors. May all the souls lost that night continue to rest in peace.