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1331
9.8.1331
Stephen Uroš IV Dušan declares himself king of Serbia
1389
6.28.1389
The Ottomans defeat the Serbian army in the bloody Battle of Kosovo, opening the way for the Ottoman conquest of Southeastern Europe (see Vidovdan).
1835
2.15.1835
The first constitutional law in modern Serbia was adopted.
1868
5.29.1868
The assassination of Michael Obrenovich III, Prince of Serbia, in Belgrade.
1878
7.13.1878
Treaty of Berlin: the European powers redraw the map of the Balkans. Serbia, Montenegro and Romania become completely independent of the Ottoman empire.
1881
6.28.1881
Secret treaty between Austria and Serbia.
1909
3.31.1909
Serbia accepts Austrian control over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
1912
10.17.1912
Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia declare war on the Ottoman Empire, joining Montenegro in the First Balkan War.
12.3.1912
Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, and Serbia (the Balkan League) sign an armistice with Turkey, ending the two-month long First Balkan War.
1913
6.24.1913
Greece and Serbia annul their alliance with Bulgaria.
8.10.1913
Second Balkan War: delegates from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, and Greece sign the Treaty of Bucharest, ending the war.
1914
7.23.1914
Austria-Hungary issues an ultimatum to Serbia demanding Serbia to allow the Austrians to determine who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Serbia will reject those demands and Austria will declare war on July 28.
7.26.1914
Serbia and Bulgaria interrupt diplomatic relationship.
7.28.1914
World War I: Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia after Serbia rejects the conditions of an ultimatum sent by Austria on July 23 following the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand.
8.6.1914
World War I: Serbia declares war on Germany; Austria declares war on Russia.
1918
11.26.1918
The Podgorica Assembly votes for "union of the people", declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia.
1939
2.28.1939
The first issue of Serbian weekly magazine Politikin zabavnik is published.
1941
5.13.1941
World War II: Yugoslav royal colonel Dragoljub Mihailović starts fighting with German occupation troops, beginning the Serbian resistance.
1944
9.12.1944
World War II: The liberation of Serbia from Nazi Germany and the Chetniks continues. Bajina Bašta in western Serbia is among those liberated cities. Near Trier, American troops enter Germany for the first time.
1946
1.31.1946
Yugoslavia's new constitution, modeling the Soviet Union, establishes six constituent republics (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia).
1988
11.19.1988
Serbian communist representative and future Serbian and Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic publicly declares that Serbia is under attack from Albanian separatists in Kosovo as well as internal treachery within Yugoslavia and a foreign conspiracy to destroy Serbia and Yugoslavia.
11.19.1988
Serbian communist representative and future Serbian and Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic publicly declares that Serbia is under attack from Albanian separatists in Kosovo as well as internal treachery within Yugoslavia and a foreign conspiracy to destroy Serbia and Yugoslavia.
1992
4.27.1992
The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, is proclaimed.
1997
2.4.1997
After at first contesting the results, Serbian President Slobodan Milošević recognizes opposition victories in the November 1996 elections.
1998
2.28.1998
Kosovo War: Serbian police begin the offensive against the Kosovo Liberation Army in Kosovo.
1999
6.10.1999
Kosovo War: NATO suspends its air strikes after Slobodan Milošević agrees to withdraw Serbian forces from Kosovo.
8.19.1999
In Belgrade, tens of thousands of Serbians rally to demand the resignation of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milošević.
2000
10.5.2000
Mass demonstrations in Belgrade lead to resignation of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milošević. These demonstrations are often called the Bulldozer Revolution.
11.1.2000
Serbia joins the United Nations.
2003
3.12.2003
Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia, is assassinated in Belgrade.
2004
8.17.2004
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
6.5.2006
Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.