NEW YORK - MAY 26, 2006 (FILE PHOTO) April 15, 2012 marks 100 years since the sinking of the RMS Titanic, at the time of the sinking the world's largest and most luxurious passenger liner, on her disastrous maiden voyage with 2,223 people on board. She sank at 02:20 AM on Monday April 15, 1912 killing over 1,500 people, after striking an iceberg two hours and forty minutes earlier, making it the deadliest and most famous maritime disaster in history.
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NEW YORK - MAY 26: One of two name boards from a lifeboat on the R.M.S. Titanic is displayed May 26, 2006 at Christie?s in New York City. Part of the Ocean liners Furnishings and Art sale at the auction house, the name boards, which survived the 1912 sinking of the ship, each have an estimated auction price above $40,000. The sale includes a total of ten lots of Titanic memorabilia and is scheduled for auction June 1. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)— Spencer Platt | Getty Images North America