May 7, 2012 4:12 pm

Ninety-seven years ago on May 7th, 1915, the RMS Lusitania was hit by a German U-boat torpedo off the coast of Ireland during WWI. The 787 ft long ocean liner sank in 18 minutes killing 1,198 of the 1,959 people that were on board including almost a hundred children. RIP to all of the victims of the Lusitania sinking.