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.
This picture shows Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sofia on the day of his assassination. On Sunday, June 28th, 1914, at 10:45 am, Franz Ferdinand was killed at the capital of Austro-Hungarian province by Gavrilo Princip. His death caused war to break out.
On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot dead in Sarajevo, by Gavrilo Princip, one of a group of six Bosnian Serb assassins coordinated by Danilo Ilić.