Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (June 28, 1914).
June 28th 1914 - Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to Austria-Hungary's throne and his wife, Sophie, are assassinated by Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip, while the couple were visiting Sarajevo.
Gavrilo Princip, the man who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. The murder set off a chain of events that led to World War I.