Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina provoking World War I.
1914 · Germany declares war on Russia
On August 1, 1914, Germany declared war on Russia, sparking World War I. This would not be the last time Germany caused a world war. After the Allies defeated Germany, they signed the Treaty of Versailles.
Adolf Hitler appointed chancellor by President Paul von Hindenburg.
1 Czech (also Zachař) and Slovak: from the personal name Zachariáš ( see Zacharias ).2 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from the personal name Zakhar, the eastern Slavic equivalent of Zacharias .