Secrets of the Titanic
The Titanic sank on April 14, 1912 at 2:20 a.m. Approximately 1,500 people perished with her, a loss that surprised the world. For seven decades various expeditions tried to find her, but they were defeated by wild weather, the extreme depth and conflicting accounts of the ship's last moments. Finally, in 1985, explorer Robert Ballard and a French-American team became the first to see Titanic since that horrible night in 1912.