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Today in World War I -- July 4-10, 1914

A Botched Murder On July 4, 1914, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austrian throne, and his wife the Countess Sophia were buried at Artstetten, about 50 miles west of Vienna. The Archduke had never been particularly popular in Austria-Hungary. Show More Summary

Frankie & The Heartstrings – “Stand On The Horizon” (Franz Ferdinand Cover)

Sunderland indie rockers Frankie & The Heartstrings have covered a song by their friends and neighbors from the north, Franz Ferdinand. Frankie Francis and company’s favored Franz song is “Stand On The Horizon,” a typically swaggering disco-punk track from last year’s Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions. The Heartstrings’ version amps up the nervous tension. [...]

Franz Ferdinand’s fateful phaeton

Photo by Volodymyr Osypov. We’ve all heard the story: One hundred years ago, on June 28, 1914, looking magisterial in his plumed regalia, Franz Ferdinand, Archduke and heir-apparent to the throne of the ailing Austro-Hungarian Empire, and his wife, Sophie, in her gleaming white dress, parasol hoisted, are moving by car through the streets of […]

Liveblogging World War I: July 5, 1914: Germany's "Faithful Support"

From Barbara Tuchman: The Guns of August: >"SOME DAMNED FOOLISH THING in the Balkans", Bismarck had predicted, would ignite the next war. The assassination of the Austrian heir apparent, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, by Serbian nationalists on June 28, 1914, satisfied his condition. Show More Summary

The Beginning

The Telegraph gives a step-by-step account of the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the event which triggered the First World War. Imagine the millions of people who read of this event in the newspapers, little realizing what was coming their way.

Psychohistory and Changing One Event: What if Franz Ferdinand Hadn't Been Shot?

(July 1, 2014 09:00 PM, by Art Carden) While procrastinating earlier (yes, I admit it), I came across a question from LearnLiberty: If you could change the outcome of one major world event, what would it be and why? I had just been thinking about this in light... (0 COMMENTS)

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3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

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BBC 'Live Blogs' The Assassination Of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the BBC reported on the event in 'real time' as if it were breaking news. It was a fascinating experiment showing how one of the most seminal events in modern history would have transpired on social media. Read more...

Syrian TV Accidentally Prints Franz Ferdinand's Assassination as Breaking News

On June 28 Syrian TV accidentally flashed the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand as breaking news. Ferdinand was killed on June 28, 1914, in what is widely regarded at the catalyst to World War I. Syrian TV aired: "Flash '20 injured as explosion targets Archduke's convoy.'" #Syria TV mistakes @BBCArabic #WWI tweets as actual news. Show More Summary

What Sarajevo Wrought 100 Years Ago

This weekend’s centenary anniversary of the assassination of Austrian Archduke Prince Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, Bosnia--then a province of the doomed Austro-Hungarian empire--marked the event that triggered the greatest, most horrible occurrence of all time up to that point: World War I. Show More Summary

Sarajevo marks 100 years since assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand that sparked Great War

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Bosnia marked 100 years since the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo that sparked World War I, but the divisive legacy of the gunman Gavrilo Princip meant Serbs shunned the event. It was on a Sarajevo street...Show More Summary

A century ago, the shot that changed the world

By Michael J.W. Stickings Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of the assassination of some European dude named Franz Ferdinand. Thankfully it was a minor and largely forgettable event in the annals of world history -- and nothing really came of it. Show More Summary

Ghosts of an assassination: The chaotic history of Franz Ferdinand’s demise

When Franz Ferdinand was killed 100 years ago, few could have anticipated the ripples it would send through history

World War One: on the peculiar geopolitics of passionate, armed teenagers

3 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

On 28 June 1914, Gavrilo Princip assassinated in Sarajevo the Austrian Archiduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (heir to the throne) and his wife Sofia. This act allegedly triggered the World War One. Read the rest


by the Rev. Dr Alan Clifford THE SPARK WHICH IGNITED WWI Dr Alan C. Clifford On 28 June 1914, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo. This was the spark which started the ‘Great War’ (1914-18). … Continue reading ?

"Today, if something like that happened, the vehicles would race away from the scene as fast as they could... But not in 1914."

"This was European nobility at the turn of the century."Nedeljko Cabrinovic... threw a bomb and missed, wounding an official in the motorcade behind the archduke. Franz Ferdinand ordered the driver to stop. He got out and walked back...Show More Summary

100 Years Later, Bosnia Marks Shooting that Started WWI

It's been one hundred years since Austria's Archduke Franz Ferdinand was shot in Sarajevo, launching World War One. Today, the city and region are remembering the moment with a range of events and emotions, the BBC reports. In Sarajevo's Bosnian national library, the Vienna Philharmonic is performing music reminiscent of...

Bosnia marks WWI with concert for unity

Sarajevo marks 100 years since murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the death that sparked the First World War.

Assassination of Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Set Off 'The Month That Changed the World'

On June 28, 1914, Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, were murdered by Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo. The assassination set off a chain of events that led to the outbreak of the First World War in...Show More Summary

20 Classic and Contemporary Books About World War I

Brutally honest, unrelenting and poetic — novels can teach us about war on a deeper level than your standard textbook. June 28 marks the centennial anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, an event considered to be the most immediate catalyst to World War I. Show More Summary

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