28 June

Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

1914 Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914 eventually led to the outbreak of the First World War. Read more...
HMNZS <em>Otago</em> sails for Mururoa test zone

1973 HMNZS Otago sails for Mururoa test zone

Prime Minister Norman Kirk told the 242 crew of the Otago that their Mururoa mission was an ‘honourable’ one − they were to be ‘silent witness[es] with the power to bring alive the conscience of the world’. Read more...