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Encyclopaedia Britannica | On This Day
June 28
Peter Paul Rubens: self-portrait

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Peter Paul Rubens

Flemish artist

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Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie

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1914

Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

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