The Titanic, the world's largest and most luxurious ocean liner, was traveling from England to New York when it struck an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. on April 14, 1912. It sank less than three hours later, with the loss of all but 700 of the 2,208 passengers and crew.
A century on, events around the globe are marking a tragedy that retains its grip on the world's imagination.
Remembering none of us are invincible. Tell the ones you love how you really feel and give extra hugs.