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World War I: 28th July, 1914
 - Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

The month following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was full of diplomatic manoeuvres between Austria-Hungary, Germany, Russia, France and Britain. This was called the July Crisis.

Austria-Hungary eventually delivered an ultimatum to Serbia, called the July Ultimatum. It had ten points, but Serbia only agreed to eight of them. Britain tried to mediate peace by suggesting a peace conference, but it was to no avail; Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.

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