Today in History: R.M.S. Titanic

Heroes of the ocean in memory of the Titanic disaster

Today in History–April 14–the Library of Congress features the R.M.S. Titanic, which struck an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland on this date in 1912 and sank to the bottom of the sea just a few short hours later. Find out more about the tragic maiden voyage of the Titanic by reading the Today in History section, then clicking the links below to learn more.

Titanic image set

Titanic sheet music

Titanic song recordings

Titanic-related legislation

Titanic books

Select historical newspaper coverage of the Titanic

Library of Congress articles & blog posts

Teaching resources