"...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
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)
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)
ThanksOn June 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 awesome pin