Skip to comments.History Question of the day, Who is "Gavrilo Princip"? And what did he do?
Posted on 05/29/2014 11:56:48 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
BONUS QUESTION-Who/What was the "Black Hand"?
The guy blamed for starting WW1
He ate a sandwich at exactly the wrong place.
GAvrio Princip was a Serbian assassin , He killed ArchDuke Franz Ferdinand and this caused the first world war
The black hand was a secret group of Serbian assasins pledged to kill Ferdinand of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
The Black Hand was the secret Serbian Nationalist organization. Some historians say it was more a mythical concept than a real organization, and others, especially fiction writers, treat it like a cross between the Cosa Nostra and the Illuminati.
"A" for imagination ?
He is a Bosnian Serb, who assassinated Archduke Ferdinand of the Austria-Hungarian Empire, thereby giving Europe an excuse to indulge in the “short war,” they were all expecting, which lead to the downfall of Europe, and the current situation we find the world in.
I’ll take a shot at it.
My grandparents’ exit visa was signed by the guy he killed, Archduke Francis Ferdinand.
Sounds like some of the versions of Shakespeare my kids would act out, which included talking animals and space aliens.
Wasn’t he the towel boy at that bath house in San Francisco?
It was another name for the Mafia in Godfather 2
He allegedly killed Arch Duke Ferdinand and his wife Sophie. However, they recovered from their wounds and were found later in 1924 living in the south of France. WW1 therefor was a mistake.
I recall seeing an episode of “Poirot” that featured the Black Hand. Those are set in the interwar years, mostly the 1930s.
Yup, guy who started WW1 - assassinated Archduke Ferdinand. Black Hand was the Serbian Anarchist group he belonged to.
He killed the Archduke Ferd and his wife. Thus setting the alliances into a start with Aus.Germany, Italy on one side and Brit, Russia, Serbia, France on the other side.
Poirot is replaying in this market starting next week.
The bonus question gave it away.
We watch it streaming on Netflix. The producers put so much effort into the settings and styles; it’s really impressive.
Because of my multiple complaints about my cable service, Time Warner gave me a DVR for free, and I have been enjoying recording PBS shows that I would never see otherwise. One of the programs that my husband and I really enjoy is “The Artful Detective”, also known as “Murdoch”. It is about a detective set in Toronto in 1890 and boasts beautiful sets and clever scripts too, as well as a handsome leading man. My grandchildren (who don’t have Time Warner) also watch it on Netflix. So, it appeals to all ages and sexes. I love a program where they speak good English and solve the crime using their wits.
We’ve got “Murdoch” on Netflix, too, sometimes on streaming and sometimes DVD. Are you seeing the Canadian Broadcast Corp series, starring Yannick Bisson, or the American version (same plots, different cast)?
My oldest daughter (23) refers to the Canadian Murdoch was “my future ex-fiancé.” We love his brown eyes and perfect teeth.
He’s the guy who killed the Archduke
Yannick Bisson, of course. What kind of name is Yannick? I can’t figure out his nationality (other than Canadian.)
Your daughter has good taste. He seems like a nice man, as well as being drop dead gorgeous. I’ve watched clips of him at the show’s website.
Actually my husband looked a lot like Bisson when he was younger. The years have taken their toll, as they have with me, LOL.
A philosopher with a gun.
You mean it wasn't Bush's fault?
One thing is certain: Jesse Watters will never ask that question on a future episode of O’Reilly.
French. It probably started as a nickname for “Jean,” and took on a life of its own, like “Caitlin” and variants for Catherine. I’ve seen the name in the credits for other shows made in Canada or France, such as the goofy cartoon “Oscar’s Oasis,” made by French and Koreans, or “Caillou.”
Yes, my daughter has good taste. I haven’t seen much about the actor, but the character is just the sort we’d like our daughter to fall for!
Ha! That’s a good one!
Father Guido Sarduchi’s brother?
LOL! We love “1776!” too.
Anoreth would stage Shakepeare events using our Playmobil castle set. Richard III gives a speech, and then turns to his giant lions and says, “Attack!” Then the Goa’uld mothership appears overhead (Pat’s role) and the small alien fighters (who double as Yanks and Rebs, as needed) parachute in ...
And all I had was a couple of sons who could set a rock on fire...
That’s quite an achievement. None of ours has done that since we got the propane grill. (And before that, it was too easy, unless the charcoal had been out in the rain a long time.)
But it never hatched...
That occurred here as well, although he just kept the “egg” under his pillow, didn’t get any other heat sources involved.
IMO there is a strong argument to be made that he was the most influential person of the 20th century.
Of course having a rock rock with a high sulfurous content aids ignition...
GLASGOW, SCOTLANDLead singer and guitarist for pop band Franz Ferdinand, Alexander Kapranos, is in critical condition today after being shot by a man identified as the bassist for rock group Gavrilo Princip. "We ask fans to cooperate with Interpol to find the assailant, and call upon British Sea Power, Snow Patrol, and The Postal Service for help," drummer Paul Thompson told music magazine NME Monday. "The suspect had links to The Decemberists and The Libertines, and we are following up on all leads." It is unclear whether the shooting was linked to The Polyphonic Spree's invasion of Belgium earlier this week.
Now that sounds cool!
They tried to introduce real gerbils as extras, but they don’t listen to the director very well. They just scurried around and nibbled on the castle walls. Stuffed animals work better; they’re as clever as many actors, it appears.
I was out at the Trap range shooting one of my older guns, a Browning Auto 5 that was one of the last one’s made in 1914 before the Belgians had unwanted guests. A guy asked me about it so I gave him the spiel. He had an accent I didn’t recognize. Turns out he was from Serbia. His last comment was “Browning good gun, Gavrilo had one!”
That was weird.
I looked up the show on line and found out quite a bit about the actor (but no explanation for the unusual — to my ear — first name). Yannick was born in Canada, but raised in Florida which is why his speech is unaccented. He was a child actor and he has other credits to his name besides Murcoch. I caught him in another drama a few weeks ago (I’ve forgotten the series) where he played the villain. It was one of those stories where the actress is stalked by someone, and she doesn’t know who. It turns out to be the psychopathic murderer — Yannick Bisson — who had been wining and dining her. She escapes and he dies. It was unbelievable to me because of my weeks long relationship with Murdoch.
But the movie clip that I found the most revealing was one about the remodeling of his house. I am not fond of contemporary design, but he and his wife did a makeover of their house which is featured on line, and it is just gorgeous. I think it revealed a lot about their personalities. They look like people whom I would like to call friends, if I knew them. Unlike most celebrities.
Yes, that was weird. Indicative of something bad, like when you meet someone named Attila or Tamerlane.
When I googled earlier, I found an interview with him and his wife about life with three teenaged daughters. They seem like very sensible people. He’s older than I thought, almost my age.
I like to imagine that he is exactly like Murdoch in real life. That’s silly, of course.
Doesn’t seem a total opposite, at least!
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.