On June 28, 1914, Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip, sparking World War I. Here they are five minutes before the assassination.
Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg March 1, 1868-June 28, 1914 assassinated in Sarajevo with her husband Archduke Franz Ferdinand
28 June 1914 - Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria - The Erie Daily Times reports on the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife in its June 29, 1914 issue. The assassinations were highly controversial and thought to have played a role in the beginning of World War I.
Bloodstained coat worn by Franz Ferdinand when he was killed in 1914. The assassination triggered World War I.