10 September 1898 – Empress Elisabeth of Austria is assassinated by Luigi Lucheni.

Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria (24 December 1837 – 10 September 1898) was Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary,  by marriage to Emperor Franz Joseph I. In September 1898, Elisabeth (also known as “Sisi”) travelled incognito to Geneva and took accommodation at Hotel Beau-Rivage, on the lake, where she had already stayed the previous year.… Read More 10 September 1898 – Empress Elisabeth of Austria is assassinated by Luigi Lucheni.