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World War One Started 100 Years Ago Today

28 July 2014, 15:25

My dear friends 100 years ago today an event sparked World War I; the assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand of the Austria Hungary Empire. Before it was over 16 million men and women would die and another 20 million would be wounded. "The War To End All Words" set the stage for the great Spanish flu epidemic that killed another 18-20 million people.

First World War erupts — History.com This Day in History — 8/1/1914Four days after Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, Germany and Russia declare war...HISTORY.COM
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