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June 28, 1914, was a Sunday.
So, putting a personal spin on this, if you subtracted whole to the year 1914, and lived in that century, how would this news have realistically impacted you? That is, if your life played out in a reasonably predictable manner, with hindsight. That's not always an easy thing to do, as things have changed very much.
But, if you lived a century ago, would this have amounted to much more than sad news to you? When would you have even learned of it? I'm posting this on June 30, and I'd guess I would have known by Monday June 29, 1914, but I certainly wouldn't have thought the world on the verge of one of the great wars of human history, on that following Tuesday.
Tragedy of all types carried on, the August 1, 1914 killing of French Canadian Reservist Antoine Nottar by a Sergeant of the 5th Highlanders.