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Events 1 - 17 of 17
1778-08-26 - The first recorded ascent of Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia.
1921-03-19 - Italian Fascists shoot from the Parenzana train at a group of children in Strunjan (Slovenia): two children are killed, two mangled and three wounded.
1945-05-15 - World War II: The final skirmish in Europe is fought near Prevalje, Slovenia.
1990-12-23 - Slovenians vote to secede from Yugoslavia
1991-06-25 - Slovenia & Croatia declare independence from Yugoslavia
1998-04-12 - An earthquake in Slovenia, measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale occurs near the town of Bovec.
2000-11-17 - A catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills 7, and causes millions of SIT of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years.
2001-08-01 - Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Malta, Slovenia and Slovakia join the European Environment Agency.
2002-11-21 - NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members.
2002-12-13 - Enlargement of the European Union: The European Union announces that Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia will become members from May 1, 2004.
2004-03-29 - Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members.
2004-05-01 - Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the European Union, celebrated at the residence of the Irish President in Dublin.
2004-06-28 - Estonia, Lithuania and Slovenia join the European Exchange Rate Mechanism
2007-01-01 - Slovenia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the thirteenth Eurozone country.
2007-12-21 - The Schengen Agreement area increases to include 9 European Union member states; Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia on land and sea borders.
2012-08-23 - Four people are killed and 28 injured in a hot air ballooning accident in Slovenia
2012-12-02 - Borut Pahor is elected President of Slovenia
Birthdays 1 - 53 of 53
1508-06-09 - Primož Trubar, Slovenian Protestant reformer (d. 1586)
1641-05-28 - Janez Vajkard Valvasor, Slovenian polymath (d. 1693)
1754-03-23 - Baron Jurij Vega, Slovenian mathematician, physicist, and artillery officer (d. 1802)
1780-08-21 - Jernej Kopitar, Slovenian censor (Slovenian Grammar)
1800-12-03 - France Preseren, Slovenian poet (Krst pri Savici)
1810-06-30 - Stanko Vraz, [Jakob Frass], Slovenian/Croatian poet (illyrism)
1813-11-29 - Franz von Miklosich, Slovenian linguist (d. 1891)
1824-02-16 - Peter Kozler, Slovenian cartographer and geographer (d. 1879)
1844-03-04 - Josip Jurcic, Slovenian writer (10th Brother)
1853-02-06 - Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist (d. 1901)
1861-12-20 - Ivana Kobilca, Slovenian painter (d. 1926)
1871-02-09 - Franc S Finzgar, Slovenian clergyman/writer (Our Blood)
1872-01-23 - Joze Plečnik, Slovenian architect (d. 1957)
1873-12-11 - Josip Plemelj, Slovenian mathematician (d. 1967)
1878-01-23 - Oton Zupancic, Slovenian poet (Zimzelen pod Snegom)
1885-06-22 - Milan Vidmar, Slovenian engineer and chess player (d. 1962)
1890-01-01 - Anton Melik, Slovenian geographer (d. 1966)
1892-12-12 - Herman Potočnik aka Hermann Noordung, Slovenian rocket engineer (d. 1929)
1893-08-10 - Voranc Prezikov, [Lovro Kuhar], Slovenian author (Samorastniki)
1904-03-18 - Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (d. 1926)
1929-11-19 - Slavko Avsenik, Slovenian musician
1933-02-28 - Miro Steržaj, Slovenian 9-pin bowler
1934-03-04 - Janez Strnad, Slovenian physicist
1938-08-11 - Branko Stanovnik, Slovenian chemist
1939-10-05 - Walter Wolf, Slovenian-born Canadian industrialist
1941-01-14 - Milan Kučan, Slovenian statesman
1942-12-30 - Janko Prunk, Slovenian historian
1947-05-27 - Branko Oblak, Slovenian footballer
1949-03-21 - Slavoj Žižek, Slovenian sociologist, philosopher and cultural critic
1950-05-17 - Janez Drnovšek, Slovenian politician
1954-10-01 - Martin Strel, Slovenian swimmer
1957-01-03 - Bojan Križај, Slovenian skier
1959-01-15 - Pavle Kozjek, Slovenian climber (d. 2008)
1962-03-28 - Jure Franko, Slovenian skier
1963-07-16 - Srečko Katanec, Slovenian footballer and coach
1966-02-05 - Rok Petrovič, Slovenian skier (d. 1993)
1967-06-24 - Janez Lapajne, Slovenian film director
1970-04-26 - Melania Trump, Slovenian model
1971-02-01 - Zlatko Zahovič, Slovenian footballer
1972-04-24 - Jure Košir, Slovenian skier
1972-06-24 - Denis Zvegelj, Slovenian rower
1973-12-21 - Karmen Stavec, German-born Slovenian singer
1974-03-18 - Tina Krizan, Maribor Slovenia, tennis star (1995 Surabaya doubles)
1974-05-29 - Barbara Mulej, Kranj Slovenia, tennis star (1992 Futures Germ)
1976-10-14 - Nataša Kejžar, Slovenian swimmer
1979-02-15 - Alenka Kejžar, Slovenian swimmer
1979-02-28 - Primož Peterka, Slovenian ski jumper
1979-05-18 - Milivoje Novakovič, Slovenian footballer
1979-10-02 - Primož Brezec, Slovenian basketball player
1982-07-29 - Janez Aljančič, Slovenian footballer
1982-09-13 - Miha Zupan, Slovenian basketball player
1987-05-10 - Anej Lovrečič, Slovenian football (soccer) player
1987-08-24 - Anže Kopitar, Slovenian ice hockey player
Deaths 1 - 16 of 16
1586-06-28 - Primož Trubar, Slovenian Protestant reformer (b. 1508)
1693-09-19 - Janez Vajkard Valvasor, Slovenian polymath (b. 1641)
1802-09-26 - Baron Jurij Vega, Slovenian mathematician and military officer (b. 1754)
1849-02-08 - France Preseren, Slovenian poet (Sonetni Venec), dies at 48
1893-01-07 - Jožef Stefan, Slovenian physicist and mathematician (b. 1835)
1901-09-05 - Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist (b. 1853)
1912-06-10 - Anton Aškerc, Slovenian poet (b. 1856)
1926-05-27 - Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (b. 1904)
1926-12-04 - Ivana Kobilca, Slovenian-born painter (b. 1861)
1929-08-27 - Herman Potočnik Noordung, Slovenian rocket scientist (b. 1892)
1930-12-13 - Fritz Pregl, Slovenian/Austrian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1869)
1966-06-08 - Anton Melik, Slovenian geographer (b. 1890)
1999-11-08 - Leon Štukelj, Slovenian gymnast (b. 1898)
2008-02-23 - Janez Drnovšek, Slovenian prime minister and president (b. 1950)
2008-08-25 - Pavle Kozjek, Slovenian mountaineer (b. 1959)
2011-10-20 - Tone Pavček, Slovenian poet and translator (b. 1928)