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  • Fannin County Commissioners Court continues to resolve issues related to the relocation of county employees in preparation for restoration of the 1888 Fannin County Courthouse.
  • McKinney City Council approves tax rate increase from $50,000 to $60,000
  • Butterfly Garden Walk July 1 -- Stroll through the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Come on your own or bring the family. Every first, third and fifth Saturday, Garden docents will be on hand to help you identify the Texas native plants and the butterflies in the garden.
  • All students will receive a colorful Dino Academy T-shirt and an Academy diploma upon completion of the program.
  • Make your Fourth of July holiday as festive as apple pie at the City of McKinney’s Red, White, and BOOM! celebration. Independence Day kicks off with free family activities, live entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show. Families can also explore the many dining and shopping options that historic downtown McKinney has to offer.
  • 1914 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo; this is the casus belli of World War I. On Sunday, 28 June 1914, at about 10:45 am, Franz Ferdinand and his wife were killed in Sarajevo, the capital of the Austro-Hungarian province of Bosnia and Herzegovina, by Gavrilo Princip, 19 at the time, a member of Young Bosnia and one of a group of assassins organized and armed by the Black Hand. The event led to a chain of events that eventually triggered World War I. Earlier in the day, the couple had been attacked by Nedeljko Čabrinović, who had thrown a grenade at their car. However, the bomb detonated behind them, hurting the occupants in the following car. On arriving at the Governor's residence, Franz angrily shouted, "So this is how you welcome your guests — with bombs?!" The assassinations, along with the arms race, nationalism, imperialism, militarism, and the alliance system all contributed to the origins of World War I, which began a month after Franz Ferdinand's death, with Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia.[36] The assassination of Ferdinand is considered the most immediate cause of World War I.