"...In this photo, taken in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, a visiting Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Czech Countess Sophie Chotek, are departing a reception at City Hall. Earlier that morning, on the way to the hall, their motorcade had been attacked by one of a group of Serbian nationalist assassins, whose bomb damaged one car and injured dozens of bystanders. After this photo was taken, the Archduke and his wife climbed into the open car, headed for a nearby hospital to visit the…
Today in History: Archduke Ferdinand Is Murdered in Sarajevo
Treaty of Versailles - one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. It was signed on 28 June exactly five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
The month that changed the world: a timeline to war
Let's not forget the part about how the last guy just happened to be on that street to see the Archduke take the wrong turn because he was supposedly buying a sandwich. << "what a crazy random happenstance"
BEGINNING OF WWI in 1914 (bloodstained coat of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, assassinated in triggered WWI, from this one man and traveled down a thousand veins of alliances, to millions dead, frozen and starved. It's one hell of a coat)
The Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Este, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, is visiting a hot-air balloon. Around (Photo by Oesterreichsches Volkshochschularchiv/Imagno/Getty Images)