A DEFINING MOMENT IN HISTORY: THE ASSASSINATION OF ARCHDUKE FRANZ FERDINAND

June 28, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, while the couple was on a visit to Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, then a province of the Austro-Hungarian empire.  They had just escaped death when a bomb had been thrown at their car, but missed hitting them.  However, Gavrilo Princip soon succeeding in killing them by firing bullets into the archduke and duchess.  The couple’s killing led the following August, to the start of World War I .  Photo from Wikipedia.

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