Today marks the 70th anniversary of the capitulation and surrender of the Japanese Empire. The front pages of Allied newspapers tell the news of the announcement of the Japanese surrender and the signing of the surrender document aboard USS Missouri a week later. Six years and one day after the war began in Europe the worst conflict mankind had ever engaged in ended in the Pacific.
Queen of hearts is the girl of 1907. You can see by the look of haughty languor in her eye that she knows and fully appreciates her high position and glories in her security therein.
Even the winds of heaven, as Shakespeare said, dare not visit her face too roughly. Observe with what circumspection they blow her skirts out - not too much - just enough to show a pair of the trimmest ankles that ever chased a golf ball or twinkled over the surface of a tennis court.
The bag which she carries so nonchalantly at her side is not filled with gold or jewels, as might be surmised, but with hearts - the trophies of her summer campaign.
28 July 1915 marked the anniversary of the declaration of war following the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. The image above is taken from the front page of The Winnipeg Tribune on that day.
On the same day, the President of Haiti was assassinated, precipitating the United States’ occupation of Haiti: