The number plate of the car carrying Franz Ferdinand when he was shot bears a strange coincidence to the end of the Great War.
The car carrying Archduke Franz Ferdinand on the day he was murdered bore a number plate which became eerily significant four years on. The prince was shot in his car in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914, which in turn triggered a series of events leading to the First World War. Ferdinand had survived an assassination attempt earlier that same day, escaping a bomb, but was shot when he went to visit some of the men who were injured in hospital. He and his wife Sophia travelled in a car bearing the number plate "AIII 118", which some have read as the date the eventual Armistice was signed. Pulling the digits apart differently can be interpreted as 11 11 18. The Armistice was signed on 11 November 1918.