Chronology of Events, June-July 1914

June 28, 1914, Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, who is killed in Sarajevo along with his wife, Duchess Sophie.

July 5, 1914, Austria-Hungary seeks German support for a war against Serbia in case of Russian militarism. Germany gives assurances of support.

July 23, 1914, Austria-Hungary sends an ultimatum to Serbia. The Serbian response is seen as unsatisfactory.

July 28, 1914, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia. Russia mobilizes.

Image: Austro-Hungarian Army Mobilisation, July 1914. Citizens in Budapest read about the Austro-Hungarian Army's mobilisation in newspapers at the start of the First World War, 30 July 1914. (Image source, click here)

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