Friday, May 7th, 1915: the R.M.S. Lusitania (above) was, torpedoed by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland.
This disaster -- a war crime debated over by historians until the present day -- affected people across Britain, Ireland, the U.S.A. and around the world.
Saturday, 8 May 1915: the Plain Dealer newspaper sought to represent just how big the ocean liner was, with a graphic:
The graphic showed the Lusitania against the Great Pyramid of Cheops, a veritable ship of the desert. Superimposed on the pyramid for scale is Cleveland's Williamson Building, an early Cleveland skyscraper which once loomed over Public Square. The Williamson (below)