On June 28, 1914, the Austro-Hungarian crown prince Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo, where he had come to inspect his occupying troops in the empire’s eastern province. The shots fired by Serb teenager Gavrilo Princip sparked the Great War, which was followed decades later by a second world conflict. Together the two wars cost some 80 million European lives and ended four empires, including the Austro-Hungarian, and changed the world forever. Read more >>
The cartoon by Chappatte from Le Temps, Geneva, shows the moment of the fateful assassination. A bystander comments, "Gosh, bad century ahead". The 'joke' is the the man can't possibly know what will happen as a result of the killing.
Foresight is a wonderful thing!
People say ‘Gosh!’ when they are surprised or shocked. • Gosh, is that the time? ‘Gosh!’ is a euphemism for ‘God’.