This day in history: The RMS Lusitania sinks

Diver to Place Tribute on Lusitania, 300ft Below Ocean's Surface
Diver to Place Tribute on Lusitania, 300ft Below Ocean's Surface


On this day, 100 years ago, the RMS Lusitania sank in just 18 minutes. Nearly 1,200 people lost their lives on May 7, 1915 when the British liner was torpedoed by a German submarine during WWI.

Several events will take place today to commemorate the centenary of the tragedy.