Today’s Notable Foreign Birthday
Gavrilo Princip – The man who started World War I
Gavrilo Princip (25 July 1894 – 28 April 1918) was a Yugoslav nationalist associated with the freedom movement Mlada Bosna. Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. Princip and his accomplices were arrested and implicated a number of members of the Serbian Military, leading Austria-Hungary to issue a démarche to Serbia known as the July Ultimatum. This set off a chain of events that led to World War I.
U. S. Contemporaries: World War Cycle – Lost Generation – Nomad (Reactive) (1883-1900)