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June 28, 1914: Heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were assassinated in Sarajevo, sparking a chain of events leading to the start of World War I.

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from OUPblog

The month that changed the world: a timeline to war

In honor of the centennial of World War I, we're remembering the momentous period of history that forever changed the world as we know it. July 1914 was the month that changed the world. On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, and just five weeks later the Great Powers of Europe were at war. But how did it all happen?

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from eBay

GABRO PRINCIP ARRESTED FRANZ FERDINAND POSTERS 11x14

Gabro Princip just arrested by police, after his successfull attempt on life of prince Franz Ferdinand of Habsburg in Sarajevo, 28 June 1914

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from Smithsonian

Curses! Archduke Franz Ferdinand and His Astounding Death Car

This shows the archduke Franz Ferdinand and hid wife Sofia. This was in the day of their assassination.

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from Telegraph.co.uk

The man who started the First World War

Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 1914 with his pregnant wife Sophia, before Gavrilo Princip shot them. They were from Austria-Hungry and were shot by and 19 year old Serbian nationalist from the black hands club.

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Their Imperial and Royal Highnesses Archduke Anton and Archduchess Ileana of Austria, Prince and Princess of Hungary, Croatia, and Bohemia. Married: July 26, 1931

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