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It was on July 28, 1914, that Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. (Source: U.S. Defense Department) It was on July 28, 1914, that Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. (Source: U.S. Defense Department)
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(CNN) - Monday marks 100 years since the start of World War I.

It was on July 28, 1914, that Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

The war spread throughout Europe and across the globe.

The U.S. attempted a policy of neutrality, but hostilities with Germany led the U.S. to declare war against that nation nearly three years after the war started. World War I ended a year later, in 1918.

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