Updated: 9/15/2020

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  • On June 28, 1914, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophia, arrived by train in Sarajevo.
  • On the way to the town hall, the Archduke's motorcade was attacked by a terrorist. A grenade was thrown at the car.
  • The grenade bounced off the Archduke's car and injured 20 people. The terrorist tried to commit suicide by taking poison and throwing himself into the river.
  • Franz Ferdinand and his entourage arrived at the town hall and met with the Mayor of Sarajevo. The Archduke decided to go to the hospital and visit the victims of the terrorist attack.
  • On the way to the hospital, there was a second attempt on the life of the Archduke. Terrorist Gavrilo Princip shot at the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne and his wife.
  •  Both victims of the attack died in the car on their way to the governor's residence, where they were going to receive medical attention.