Sunday, June 29, 2014

A century ago, the shot that changed the world

By Michael J.W. Stickings

Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of the assassination of some European dude named Franz Ferdinand.

Thankfully it was a minor and largely forgettable event in the annals of world history -- and nothing really came of it.

Phew, huh? Dodged a bullet there. Unlike, you know, the archduke.


In any event, the story did make its way over to this side of the Atlantic, and on what must have been a slow news day, a day after the killing, 100 years ago today, it got some prominent coverage in major newspapers like The New York Times and The Washington Post. Here are their page ones. Who knew?

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