March 5, 1921

This is an illustration by Jim accompanying a story by Stephen Leacock about the expected arrival of the Pons-Winnecke comet. This comet caused a bit of a news stir, as initial estimates predicted that it would strike the Earth in June 1921. Leacock’s article showed that people did not seem to be worried. It was not until April 1921 that calculations were updated to indicate it would only come close, resulting in meteor showers.