Saturday, June 28, 2014

100 Years On

One hundred years ago today, a limousine came to a stop in front of a scrawny little man with a gun, and the world was changed forever.

37 million died on three continents. Empires crumbled. Royalty became an anachronism. The Soviet empire was born. New York supplanted London as the center of world finance. Spanish influenza circled the globe. Europeans drew the borders of Iraq.

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