Assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand (June 28, 1914)

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria on June 28, 1914, was a turning point in world history that led directly to the beginning of World War One. The assassination of the Archduke in Sarajevo, Bosnia was planned and carried out by Serb nationalists from Bosnia who wanted to see a Greater Serbia independent from Austro-Hungarian rule.