What Time Did the RMS Titanic Really Hit the Iceberg?

One hundred years ago tonight Rose and Jack’s kiss led to the sinking of the Titanic. Hey, I saw the movie, and those guys in the crow’s nest were distracted by Rose and Jack’s kissing and as a result, they were slow to see the iceberg. Those seconds cost over 1500 lives. (James Cameron is a clever guy. He makes his main characters out to be heroes when they’re really villains.)

Okay – but what time, exactly, did that tragic event happen? A terrific post found here explains it all:

As the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic approaches, I thought I’d republish an article I wrote back on April 18, 2009. I’ve updated the introduction and clarified some points, but the rest remains intact and is still relevant today. Enjoy. Barry

PS: I have added a TIME ZONE chart at the bottom of this article for people in the United States wishing to commemorate the exact time the Titanic hit the iceberg and sank (for your time zone today).

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