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Current Event July 1, 2014

100 Years Ago, the Shot that Started WWI Fired


100 years ago, the shot that was heard around the world and started World War I was fired. It fatally wounded Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austrian-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie. The assassins did not realize it would unleash a world war. Listen to this radio story to find out why.

Geography World History II World War I

Story Length: 5:29

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AIR DATE: 06/27/2014


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