A Single Death Causes World War 1! — Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassinated! — 1914 AD

In 1914, the heir of the Austo-Hungarian empire made a trip to Sarajevo to smooth political tensions but instead, six idealistic young men took the opportunity to make a statement by assassinating him. The death of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand had grave consequences for Europe and this single act ignited the worst war the world had ever seen.

What if news reporters and television existed throughout all of human history? Headline Histories explores that “what if” by making stories of the past come to life in an easy, modern way with a bit of humor thrown in. Great for teachers, classrooms, or just the casual buff, this is history as current affairs.