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Today In History- July 28

Today In History- July 28


World War I begins: Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia.

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Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia.

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After failed negotiations over retribution, on July 28, 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, exactly one month after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary.  Following the Serbian militant actions, Austria presented the famous July Ultimatum, giving a list of 10 demands that Serbia had to accept, or a declaration of war would be given.  The interaction of the secret alliances brought Russia to the side of Serbia, and the Great War effectively began, with Germany joining in the conflict as a result of their alliance with Austria.

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