Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este (December 18, 1863 – June 28, 1914)
was an Archduke of Austria, Prince Imperial of Austria, Prince Royal of Hungary
and Bohemia, and from 1896 until his death, heir presumptive to the
Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated the Austrian
declaration of war. This caused countries allied with Austria-Hungary (the
Central Powers) and countries allied with Serbia (the Entente Powers) to declare
war on each other, starting World War I.
Some think Benazir Bhutto was likely the next leader of Pakistan. She had been elected Prime Minister twice previously. She enjoyed enormous good will in Pakistan and, as a female leader, shone as a beacon of hope for change in the Muslim world.
Will her assassination be the fault line of the Islamic world and beyond?