June 28 - 1914 - The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, by the member of the underground Slavic nationalist group the Black Hand Gavrilo Princip is an historical event everyone is familiar with, because it effectively launched World War I.  Yet the actual details of the assassination are often passed over, with the life stories of both Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Gavrilo Princip getting short shrift except as their encounter launched the Great War.

William Floyd