History On This Day - July 28th. 1914 - Assassination in Sarajevo which marked the start World War I


Assassination in Sarajevo - Source picture: Wikipedia


When Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were assassinated in
Sarajevo on June 28th. 1914, this would cause a huge conflict.
See also my blogpost: Remembrance Weekend - Start World War I 

Initially the people in Vienna were indifferent to what had happened but
Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria wanted a complete investigation of this
tragic event. A lot of diplomats tried to find a solution. Meanwhile War
Coalitions were made.


Franz Joseph of Austria - Source picture: Wikipedia 


After Serbia rejected the conditions of the ultimatum (the text of it was drafted
in very hurtful terms), Austria declared war to Serbia on July 28th. 1914.
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