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Albania
Albania , officially known as the Republic of Albania , is a country in Southeastern Europe, in the Balkans region. It is bordered by Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, the Republic of Macedonia to the east and Greece to the south and southeast. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the west, and on the Ionian Sea to the southwest...
Timeline of Events
1443
11.28.1443
Skanderbeg and his forces liberate Kruja in Middle Albania and raise the Albanian flag.
1799
3.7.1799
Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa in Palestine and his troops proceed to kill more than 2,000 Albanian captives.
1911
4.6.1911
Dedë Gjon Luli Dedvukaj, leader of the Malësori Albanians, raises the Albanian flag in the town of Tuzi, Montenegro, for the first time after Gjergj Kastrioti (Skenderbeg).
1912
11.28.1912
Albania declares its independence from the Ottoman Empire.
1913
5.30.1913
First Balkan War: the Treaty of London, 1913 is signed ending the war. Albania becomes an independent nation.
8.13.1913
Otto Witte, an acrobat, is purportedly crowned King of Albania.
1914
2.28.1914
The Autonomous Republic of Northern Epirus is proclaimed in Gjirokastër, by the Greeks living in southern Albania.
3.7.1914
Prince William of Wied arrives in Albania to begin his reign.
5.17.1914
The Protocol of Corfu is signed recognising full autonomy to Northern Epirus under nominal Albanian sovereignty.
1924
12.24.1924
Albania becomes a republic.
1925
1.21.1925
Albania declares itself a republic.
1928
9.1.1928
Ahmet Zogu declares Albania to be a monarchy and proclaims himself king.
1939
4.7.1939
World War II: Italy invades Albania.
5.29.1939
Albanian fascist leader Tefik Mborja is appointed as member of the Italian Chamber of Fasces and Corporations.
1940
10.28.1940
World War II: Greece rejects Italy's ultimatum. Italy invades Greece through Albania, marking Greece's entry into World War II.
1949
8.31.1949
The retreat of the Democratic Army of Greece in Albania after its defeat on Gramos mountain marks the end of the Greek Civil War.
1955
12.14.1955
1968
9.13.1968
Albania leaves the Warsaw Pact.
1991
2.20.1991
A gigantic statue of Albania's long-time leader, Enver Hoxha, is brought down in the Albanian capital Tirana, by mobs of angry protesters.
1998
11.22.1998
Albania constitution adopted by popular referendum.
1999
4.14.1999
NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees – Yugoslav officials say 75 people are killed.
2009
4.1.2009
Croatia and Albania join NATO