Wednesday Trivia Question

The first episode of Downton Abbey was set during what year?

This may seem like an obscure question but, if you’ve watched from the very beginning, you may know the answer. The clues were there for an exact date but I’m just looking for the year. Give up? It’s 1912. I can’t recall if the exact date was given or specified  during the episode but a major plot point of that first Downton Abbey was the sinking of the RMS Titanic, which occurred in April 1912. By the way, the final season (now airing) is set during 1925 so that means 13 years have passed for the characters while only five for the actors.