CAN’T. HANDLE. THE. CUTENESS.
One year from today is the 100th anniversary of Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand’s assassination in Sarajevo, the event widely considered to be the trigger that started World War I. Here are 99 things you need to know about Franz Ferdinand the man (not the band), the political climate in Europe and the Balkans leading up to 1914 and the tick-tock of events that occurred on June 28, 1914 that led to his death.
The city wasn’t so different, as these 1896 photos from the New York Public Library’s collections show.
Built during the Great Depression, the project took a little more than a year. The dangerous nature of constructing what was then the world’s tallest building can be seen in these photos from the New York Public Library’s collection.
If you’ve made it all the way through any of these, give yourself a pat on the back. Bonus points if you actually understood what you were reading.
Because 99% of the time, the books are better than the movies. Some of these film adaptations, though, look really promising.
Their blood is medicine, their poop is made into tea, AND they’re adorable.