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June 27, 2019

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June 28 in history: the beginning and end of World War One

One hundred and five years ago tomorrow, a Serbian nationalist assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, setting into motion a dizzying series of international events that led to the start of what would become World War I. One hundred years ago tomorrow, world leaders signed a treaty in Versailles, France, aimed at bringing peace to all of Europe forever, at the expense of Germany.

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