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  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

    June 27, 2014

    A 100 years ago, on 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot dead in Sarajevo. The assassination led to the outbreak of the First World War. The Peace Palace Library will commemorate the First World War with a series of blogs and Centenary items on the website.

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  • Remembering President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

    Remembering President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

    November 22, 2013

    On this day, exactly 50 years ago, the world was in shock by the assassination of American President John F. Kennedy. Today, as the United States pauses to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of its 35th President, we will take the opportunity to reflect on some of the most important political events and accomplishments that marked the foreign policy of his presidency.

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