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Events 1 - 81 of 81
1331-09-08 - Stefan Dušan declares himself king of Serbia
1346-04-16 - The Serbian Empire is proclaimed in Skopje at an Easter assembly and Stephen Uroš IV Dušan crowned Emperor over much of the Balkans.
1371-09-26 - Battle of Maritsa: Serbia-Turkey
1389-06-28 - Ottomans defeat Serbian army in the bloody Battle of Kosovo, opening the way for the Ottoman conquest of Southeastern Europe (see Vidovdan).
1804-02-14 - Karadjordje leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
1868-05-29 - The assassination of Michael Obrenovich III, Prince of Serbia, in Belgrade.
1876-06-30 - Serbia declares war on Turkey
1881-06-16 - Austria-Hungary & Serbia sign military treaty
1882-02-22 - The Serbian kingdom is refounded.
1882-03-06 - Monarch Milan Obrenovic of Serbia crowns himself king
1885-11-13 - Serbian army occupies Bulgaria
1901-07-22 - Serbia reactivates diplomatic relations with Montenegro
1903-05-29 - May coup d'etat: Alexander Obrenovich, King of Serbia, and Queen Draga, are assassinated in Belgrade by the Black Hand (Crna Ruka) organization.
1904-12-10 - King Peter I of Serbia named nationalist regime
1908-10-07 - Serbia & Montenegro sign anti-Austria-Hungarian pact
1909-02-16 - Serbia mobilizes against Austria-Hungary
1909-03-02 - Gr Brit, France, Germ & It asks Serbia to set no territorial demands
1912-10-17 - Bulgaria, Greece & Serbia declares war on Turkey
1912-10-26 - Serbian troops over run Skopje (Uskup)
1912-12-03 - Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro, Greece & Bulgaria sign weapons pact
1912-12-16 - Austria-Hungary engage in conflict with Serbia
1913-06-29 - 2nd Balkan War begins-Bulgaria overthrows Greek/Serbian troops
1913-07-01 - Serbia & Greece declare war on Bulgaria
1913-09-23 - Serbian troops march into Albania
1913-10-18 - Austrian-Hungary demands that Serbia & Albania leave
1914-03-14 - Serbia & Turkey sign peace treaty
1914-06-24 - King Peter I of Serbia names son Alexander the Prince-regent
1914-06-28 - Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip at 10.45 , the casus belli of World War I.
1914-07-05 - Germany offers Austria war aid to fight against Russia in Serbia
1914-07-23 - Austria-Hungary issues ultimatum to Serbia leading to WW I
1914-07-26 - Austrian-Hungary condemns Serbian ultimatum
1914-07-28 - World War I began when Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia
1914-08-06 - Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia & Serbia
1914-08-06 - Serbia declares war against Germany
1914-12-02 - Austria army occupies Belgrade Serbia
1914-12-15 - Serbian troops retake Belgrade in Austria-Hungary
1915-10-09 - Belgrade Serbia, surrenders to Central leaders
1915-10-11 - Bulgarian anti Serbian offensive begins
1915-11-24 - Serbian leader flees to Albania
1916-01-11 - French troops capture/Serbian army flees to Corfu
1918-11-26 - The Podgorica Assembly votes for "union of the people", declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia.
1918-11-29 - Serbia annexes Montenegro
1918-12-01 - Serbian-Croatian-Slovic kingdom proclaimed in Belgrade
1919-10-03 - Serbian, Croatian & Slavic parliment accord for 8 hr work day
1920-12-13 - Netherland breaks contact with kingdom of Serbia, Croatia & Slavia
1925-03-30 - Stalin supports rights of non-Serbian Yugoslavians
1925-07-20 - Italian-Serbian/Croatian/Slav treaty about Dalmatie
1926-08-17 - Greek-Serbian/Croatian/Slavs peace treaty signed
1927-01-28 - Serbian-Croatian-Slavic government of Oezonowitsj falls
1927-03-10 - Albania mobilize by threat of Serbian, Croatian & Slovenes
1939-02-28 - The first issue of Serbian weekly magazine Politikin zabavnik is published.
1941-03-04 - Serbian Prince Paul visits Hitler
1941-05-30 - 1st anti semitic measures in Serbia
1941-10-20 - Nazi occupiers murder 500 inhabitants of Kragujevac Serbia
1944-06-11 - 1st Serbian Orthodox cathedral in US, Cathedral of St Sava, NYC
1945-10-01 - US Office of Strategic Serbia (OSS) disbands
1992-04-06 - Serbian troops begin siege of Sarajevo
1992-04-27 - The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, is proclaimed.
1992-12-20 - Slobodan Milosevic re-elected president of Serbia
1993-11-09 - Serbian army fires on school in Sarajevo, 9 children died
1994-04-20 - Serbian army bombs hospital in Goradze Bosnia, 47 killed
1994-04-21 - Serbian army bombs distress clinic in Goradze Bosnia, 28 killed
1997-02-04 - After at first contesting the results, Serbian President Slobodan Milošević recognizes opposition victories in the November 1996 elections.
1997-11-28 - First public appearance of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), an ethnic Albanian guerrilla group that fought for the independence of Kosovo from Serbia.
1998-02-28 - Kosovo War: Serbian police begin the offensive against the Kosovo Liberation Army in Kosovo.
1999-06-10 - Kosovo War: NATO suspends its air strikes after Slobodan Milošević agrees to withdraw Serbian forces from Kosovo.
1999-08-19 - In Belgrade, tens of thousands of Serbians rally to demand the resignation of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milošević.
2000-10-05 - Mass demonstrations in Belgrade lead to resignation of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milošević. These demonstrations are often called the Bulldozer Revolution.
2003-02-04 - The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is officially renamed to Serbia and Montenegro and adopts a new constitution.
2003-03-12 - Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia, is assassinated in Belgrade.
2004-08-17 - The National Assembly of Serbia unanimously adopts new state symbols for Serbia: Boze Pravde becomes the new anthem and the coat of arms is adopted for the whole country.
2006-05-21 - The Republic of Montenegro holds a referendum proposing independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. The Montenegrin people choose independence with a majority of 55%.
2006-05-22 - Results from the Montenegrin independence referendum, 2006 are announced. 55.4% of voters vote to become independent from the Serbia and Montenegro Union.
2006-06-03 - The union of Serbia and Montenegro comes to an end with Montenegro's formal declaration of independence.
2006-06-05 - Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.
2006-09-30 - the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Constitutional Act that proclaimed the new Constitution of Serbia.
2008-02-17 - Kosovo declares independence from Serbia.
2008-07-21 - Bosnian-Serb war criminal Radovan Karadžić is arrested in Serbia and is indicted by the UN's ICTY tribunal.
2012-04-04 - Boris Todic, President of Serbia, resigns
2012-05-20 - Tomislav Nikolić elected president of Serbia
2012-07-25 - Ivica Dačić is sworn in as Prime Minister of Serbia
Birthdays 1 - 72 of 72
1780-03-18 - Milos Obrenovic, Leader of The Second Serbian Uprising and Prince of Serbia (d. 1860)
1806-10-11 - Aleksandar I Karadjordjevic, monarch of Serbia (1842-58)
1823-09-16 - Michael Obrenovic, ruler of Serbia
1824-03-15 - Branko Radicevic, Serbian poet (1st Serbian Uprising)
1844-07-11 - Peter I Karadjordjevic, King of Serbia/Yugoslavia
1846-01-01 - Nikola Pasic, Serbian nationalist/premier (1891..1926)
1851-05-01 - Laza Lazarević, Serbian writer and psychiatrist (d. 1891)
1854-08-22 - Milan I, King of Serbia
1858-10-04 - Michael I. Pupin, Serbian-born telephone pioneer (d. 1935)
1863-12-07 - Svetolik Rankovic, Serbian writer (Forest King)
1864-09-23 - Draga Mašin, Queen of Serbia (d. 1903)
1864-12-23 - Zorka of Montenegro, Princess of Serbia (d. 1890)
1876-03-31 - Borisav "Bora" Stanković, Serbian writer (d. 1927)
1876-08-14 - Alexander I Obrenovic, King of Serbia/Yugoslavia (1922-34)
1876-09-18 - Milan Rakic, Serbian poet (Pesme)
1888-07-23 - Milan Stoyadinovich, Serbia, fascist Yugoslavia PM (1935-39)
1893-01-15 - Dragisa Cvetkovic, Serbian premiere of Yugoslavia (1939-4.)
1893-04-26 - Draza Mihajlovic, Serbian WWII hero and war criminal (d. 1946)
1893-09-26 - Milos Crnjanski, Serbian poet (Seobe)
1916-04-04 - Nikola Ljubicic, Yugoslav general, Serbian communist politician (d. 2005)
1922-06-29 - Vasko Popa, Yugoslavia/Serbian poet (Heaven is a Side Issue)
1924-04-01 - Miodrag Petrović, Serbian actor (d. 2003)
1929-11-22 - Aleksandar Popović, Serbian dramatist (d. 1996)
1941-08-20 - Slobodan Milocevic, premier Serbia
1944-03-24 - Vojislav Koštunica, Serbian Prime Minister
1945-06-19 - Radovan Karadžić, Serbian-Bosnian politician
1948-10-05 - Zoran Živković, Serbian writer
1948-11-22 - Radomir Antić, Serbian football manager
1950-04-05 - Miki Manojlović, Serbian actor
1952-04-17 - Željko Ražnatović, Serbian warlord (d. 2000)
1952-04-20 - Božidar Maljković, Serbian basketball coach
1952-07-12 - Voja Antonić, Serbian inventor and writer
1952-08-01 - Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia (d. 2003)
1952-09-26 - Predrag Miletić, Serbian actor
1954-07-19 - Srđa Trifković, Serbian-American journalist
1954-11-24 - Emir Kusturica, Serbian filmmaker
1956-04-03 - Boris Miljkovic, Serbian director
1958-01-15 - Boris Tadić, President of Serbia
1958-11-16 - Boris Krivokapić, Serbian academic
1961-06-23 - Zoran Janjetov, Serbian comic artist
1963-06-24 - Preki, Serbian-born American soccer player
1966-09-05 - Milinko Pantić, retired Serbian footballer
1971-03-04 - Jovan Stanković, Serbian footballer
1973-03-02 - Dejan Bodiroga, Serbian basketball player
1973-06-14 - Ceca Raznatovic, Serbian singer
1974-10-28 - Dejan Stefanović, Serbian footballer
1975-11-13 - Ivica Dragutinović, Serbian footballer
1977-04-02 - Jelena Abbou, Serbian fitness model
1977-06-09 - Peja Stojakovic, Serbian basketball player
1977-06-17 - Branko Tomovic, Serbian actor
1978-08-02 - Goran Gavrančić, Serbian footballer
1978-09-11 - Dejan Stanković, Serbian footballer
1979-04-12 - Mateja Kežman, Serbian footballer
1979-09-13 - Ivan Miljković, Serbian volleyball player
1979-11-01 - Milan Dudić, Serbian footballer
1980-05-02 - Miloš Glogovac, Serbian footballer
1980-05-17 - Davor Džalto, Serbian art historian
1980-06-25 - Maja Latinović, Serbian model
1981-01-21 - Ivan Ergić, Serbian footballer
1981-10-21 - Nemanja Vidić, Serbian footballer
1984-06-22 - Janko Tipsarević, Serbian tennis player
1984-11-14 - Marija Šerifović, Serbian singer
1985-02-28 - Jelena Janković, Serbian tennis player
1985-06-20 - Darko Miličić, Serbian basketball player
1986-02-10 - Viktor Troicki, Serbian tennis player
1986-03-31 - Cveta Majtanović, Serbian singer, winner of Pop Idol.
1986-04-22 - Dusan Sakota, Serbian-Greek basketball player
1987-05-22 - Novak Đoković, Serbian tennis player
1987-11-06 - Ana Ivanović, Serbian tennis player
1989-02-03 - Slobodan Rajković, Serbian footballer
1990-08-28 - Bojan Krkić, Serbian-Spanish footballer
1991-08-20 - Marko Đoković, Serbian tennis player
Weddings 1 - 1 of 1
2008-07-05 - "The Bachelor" TV personality Andrew Firestone (32) weds Serbian model and actress Ivana Bozilovic (30) at St Mark's in the Valley Episcopal Church in Los Olivos, California
Deaths 1 - 41 of 41
1200-02-26 - Symeon, former Serbian ruler and saint
1228-09-24 - Stefanus I Nemanjic de Eerstgekroonde, king of Serbia (1217-28), dies
1236-01-14 - Sava [Rastko], son of Serbia's king/saint, dies at 64
1277-05-01 - Stefanus IV Uros I de Great, King of Serbia (1243-76), dies
1321-10-29 - Stefanus VI Uros II Milutin, king of Serbia (1282-1321), dies
1331-11-11 - Stefanus VIII Uros III Decanski, king of Serbia (1322-31), dies
1355-12-20 - Stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies
1371-09-26 - Vlkasin, Hungarian general/co-king of Serbia, dies
1371-12-04 - Stefanus X Uros V, king of Serbia (1355-71), dies
1389-06-15 - Lazar I, Serbian prince, dies in battle
1389-06-28 - Prince Lazar Hrebeljanović of Serbia (b. 1329)
1395-05-17 - Constantine Dragas, Serbian ruler of a semi-independent realm
1853-06-18 - Branko Radicevic, Serbian poet (1st Serbian Uprising), dies
1868-05-29 - Michael Obrenovich III, Prince of Serbia (b. 1823)
1885-05-04 - Aleksandar I Karadjordjevic, monarch of Serbia (1842-58), dies at 78
1890-03-16 - Zorka of Montenegro, Princess of Serbia (b. 1864)
1899-03-18 - Svetolik Rankovic, Serbian writer (Crushed Ideals), dies at 35
1901-02-11 - Milan I, king of Serbia, dies at 56
1903-06-10 - Alexander I, King of Serbia are assassinated
1903-06-10 - Dragia, Queen of Serbia, assassinated
1903-06-11 - Draga Masin, wife of Serbian king Aleksandar I, murdered at 35
1921-08-16 - Peter I Karadjordjevic, king of Serbia/Yugoslavia, dies [or 8/26]
1921-08-26 - Peter I Karadjordjevic, King of Serbia/Yugoslavia (1903-21), dies
1926-12-10 - Nikola Pašić, Kingdom of Serbia and Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes prime minister (b. 1845)
1927-03-31 - Borisav "Bora" Stanković, Serbian writer (b. 1875)
1927-10-22 - Borisav "Bora" Stanković, Serbian writer (b. 1876)
1938-06-30 - Milan Rakic, Serbian poet (Nove Pesme), dies at 61
1941-05-05 - Natalija Obrenović, Queen of Serbia (b. 1859)
1943-04-07 - Jovan Ducic, Serbian poet (Blue Legends), dies at 72
1967-03-04 - Vladan Desnica, Croatian and Serbian writer (b. 1905)
1969-02-18 - Dragisa Cvetkovic, Serbian premier of (Yugoslavia 1939-4.), dies at 76
1991-01-05 - Vasko Popa, Serbian WW II-partisan/poet (Sporedno Nebo), dies at 68
1992-07-02 - Borisav Pekic, Serbian writer/politician, dies
2000-01-15 - Željko Ražnatović, aka Arkan, Serbian paramilitary leader (b. 1952)
2003-03-12 - Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia (b. 1952)
2003-10-20 - Miodrag Petrović, Serbian actor (b. 1924)
2005-10-28 - Ljuba Tadić, Serbian actor (b. 1929)
2006-03-11 - Slobodan Milošević, President of Serbia and of Yugoslavia (b. 1941)
2008-06-08 - Šaban Bajramović, Serbian Romani musician (b. 1936)
2009-11-15 - Patriarch Pavle of Serbia, 44th Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church (b. 1914)
2010-09-07 - Amar Garibović, Serbian Cross Country Skier (b. 1991)