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Re: Shot heard around the world?

Posted by Bruce Kahl on September 04, 2001

In Reply to: Shot heard around the world? posted by Joe Hamblin on September 04, 2001

: I'm looking for the origin of the phrase, 'The shot heard around the world'. I tend to remember it as being the reason
: for the start of WW1. A shooting involving some Duke or King. Any ideas?

I know your expression as a home run hit by Bobby Thompson to win the World Series in 1951.
NY Giants vs the Brooklyn Dodgers.
I am not a sports fan so maybe someone else can fill in more details.

Duke Fedinand of Austria was shot which some people claim sparked WW1.