Nephew of Francis Joseph, emperor of Austria and king of Hungary, Ferdinand became heir apparent in 1896. While visiting Sarajevo, he and his wife were assassinated by Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip. Austria soon declared war on Serbia, prompting countries allied with Austria-Hungary—the Central Powers—and those allied with Serbia—the Triple Entente—to declare war on each other, precipitating WWI. The assassination was not the first attempt on his life. What had happened earlier that day? More…
Not So Silent Night
Friday, December 10th Bill Graham Civic
Taking Back Sunday
And the winner of the Soundcheck Local Band Competition will kick off the show.
Dan the Automator spinning in between acts!