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Events 1 - 16 of 16
0334-05-22 BC - The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus
0048-07-10 BC - Battle of Dyrrhachium: Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedonia.
1903-08-02 - Unsuccessful uprising of Macedonians against Turkey
1908-03-12 - The Pan-Macedonian group is formed in Athens to support the Greek Struggle for Macedonia.
1912-08-25 - Different nationalities battle with each other in Macedonia
1916-08-17 - Bulgarian offensive in Macedonia
1941-04-19 - Bulgarian troops invade Macedonia
1991-09-08 - Macedonia votes for independence from Yugoslavia
1991-09-08 - Republic of Macedonia becomes independent.
1992-01-15 - Bulgaria recognizes Macedonia
1993-03-05 - Fokker 100 crashes at Skopje Macedonia, 81 die
Roman Military and Political Leader Julius Caesar 1993-11-20 - Jakovlev-42 crashes into mountain at Ohrid Macedonia, 116 killed
2001-08-01 - An agreement is reached on the position of the minority Albanian language in the Republic of Macedonia.
2001-08-21 - NATO decides to send a peace-keeping force to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
2004-02-26 - Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski is killed in a plane crash near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2008-07-10 - Former Macedonian Interior Minister Ljube Boškoski is acquitted of all charges by a UN Tribunal accusing him of war crimes.
Birthdays 1 - 11 of 11
1872-02-04 - Gotse Delchev, a great Macedonian revolutionary, (d. 1903)
1917-05-03 - Kiro Gligorov, Macedonia, President of the Republic of Macedonia 1991-1999 (d. 2012)
1956-06-25 - Boris Trajkovski, President of the Republic of Macedonia (d. 2004)
1959-10-18 - Milčo Mančevski, Macedonian film director and screenwriter
1962-10-12 - Branko Crvenkovski, Macedonian President
1965-09-07 - Darko Pančev, Macedonian footballer
1972-06-10 - Radmila Šekerinska, Macedonian politician
1976-07-25 - Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan, Macedonian poet
1981-01-25 - Tose Proeski, Macedonian Singer (d. 2007)
1983-07-27 - Goran Pandev, Macedonian footballer
1986-04-27 - Elena Risteska, Macedonian singer
Deaths 1 - 9 of 9
0323-06-11 BC - Alexander the Great, Macedonian king, dies from either fever or excessive wine at 32, (or the 10th June)
0323-06-10 BC - Alexander the Great, Macedonian king, dies from either fever or excessive wine at 32, (or the 11th June)
1903-05-04 - Goce Delchev, a revolutionary from the Balkans - leader of the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (b. 1872)
1943-06-13 - Kočo Racin, Macedonian poet (b. 1908)
2004-02-26 - Boris Trajkovski, President of the Republic of Macedonia (b. 1956)
2004-07-01 - Todor Skalovski, Macedonian composer (b. 1909)
2007-10-16 - Toše Proeski, Macedonian music star (b. 1981)
2010-05-23 - Gane Todorovoski, Macedonian literary critic, poet, & publicist (b. 1929)
2012-01-01 - Kiro Gligorov, President of the Republic of Macedonia 1991-1999