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Sunday, July 27, 2014

2003 - 100 Years Ago, A World War Began


On 27 July, 1914, troops from the Austro-Hungarian Empire crossed the Serbian border at the town of Mitrovitza. These were the first shots of World War I. This skirmish predates Austria-Hungary's actual declaration of war the next day. The war lasted 1,569 days, ending with an armistice on 11 November, 1918.

In total, there were 16,543,868 lives lost in the conflict. A moment of silence for their passing.

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