It’s a well-known story that the Alfred Eisenstaedt photo of that famous kiss in Times Square — first published inside LIFE magazine in 1945 — between then 22 year-old sailor George Mendonsa and Greta Zimmer, 20, was a chance encounter. Mendonsa kissed Zimmer, who had walked over to Times Square from her office when she heard the news that World War II was over. He thought she was a nurse so he planted one on her. She was really a dental assistant. They were not a reunited couple, but strangers. What’s more, Mendonsa was actually on a date with a girl who’d later become his wife, reported the New York Post in this 2012 story. Seventy years to the day, couples from all over convened on Times Square to recreate that famous photo, as they every five years.