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Franz Ferdinand accident could have changed course of history

One hundred years ago, and just months before his death, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was nearly shot dead in a hunting accident in Nottinghamshire, England. The BBC reports that at the time, the Duke of Portland – on whose … Continue reading

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Anniversary of the death of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

It was 99 years today that the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, leading ultimately to the outbreak of World War I. The Archduke was in Sarajevo to inspect Austro-Hungarian troops when he and his wife were shot dead by … Continue reading

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