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Albania - Historical Events
Date Event
1443-11-28

Albanian George Kastriotis Skanderbeg and his forces liberate Kruja in Middle Albania from the Ottomans and raise the Albanian flag.

1912-09-15

War between Turkey & Montenegro breaks out in Albania

1912-11-28

Ismail Qemali declares Albania independent from Turkey

1913-04-22

Montenegro troops march into Skoetari, North-Albania

1913-05-06

King Nikita I of Montenegro vacates Skoetari, North-Albania

1913-05-30

New country of Albania, forms

1913-07-29

Albania becomes sovereignty under prince Wilhelm von Wied

1913-08-13

Otto Witte, a German acrobat and fantasist, is purportedly crowned King of Albania.

1913-09-23

Serbian troops march into Albania

1913-10-18

Austrian-Hungary demands that Serbia & Albania leave

1913-12-13

British foreign minister Sir Edward Grey proposes that southern Albania be divided between Greece and Albania with compensation to Greece in the Aegean islands

1914-03-07

Prince Wilhelm von Wied becomes King of Albania

1914-09-03

Prince Wilhelm von Wied leaves Albania

1915-11-24

Serbian leader flees to Albania

1924-12-24

Albania becomes a republic (ex-premier Ahmed Zogoe's coup)

1925-01-22

Albania Republic proclaimed under Pres Achmed Zogu

1926-11-27

Italian & Albania sign peace treaty

1927-03-10

Albania mobilize by threat of Serbian, Croatian & Slovenes

1928-09-01

Albania becomes a kingdom, with Zogu I as king

1939-04-07

Italy invades Albania

1939-04-08

King Zog I of Albania flees

1939-04-10

Grens mobilization due to Italian invasion in Albania

1940-04-12

Italy annexes Albania

1941-01-03

Italian counter offensive in Albania

1941-02-28

British-Italian dogfight above Albania

1944-05-24

Enver Hoxha becomes head of Albania anti fascists

1944-11-29

Albania liberated from Nazi control (Natl Day)

1945-11-10

General Enver Hoxha becomes leader of Albania

1946-01-11

Enver Hoxha declares People's Rep of Albania with himself dictator

1946-10-22

2 British ships sink near Albania

1949-04-09

UN Intl Court of Justice held Albania responsible for incidents in Corfu Channel & awards Britain damages

1955-05-14

Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland & Romania

1961-02-19

Albania disavows Chinese "Revisionism"

1961-12-10

USSR & Albania break diplomatic relations

1967-02-06

Cultural Revolution in Albania

1968-09-12

Albania announces it is withdrawing from the Warsaw Pact

1968-09-13

Albania leaves Warsaw pact

1970-11-18

Netherlands & Albania form diplomatic relations

1976-12-27

Albania constitution goes into effect

1978-07-13

Albania drops diplomatic relations with China PR

1985-04-13

Ramiz Alia succeeds Enver Hoxha as party leader of Albania

1991-02-20

A gigantic statue of Albania's long-time dictator, Enver Hoxha, is brought down in the Albanian capital, Tirana, by mobs of angry protesters.

1991-03-31

Albania offers 1st multi-party election in 50 years

1991-06-04

1st post WW II non-communist government in Albania

1992-04-04

Sali Berisha becomes president/Alexander Meksi premier of Albania

1998-11-28

The people of Albania vote for their new Constitution in a referendum.

2003-11-01

Panajot Pano is selected as the Golden Player of Albania by the Football Association of Albania as their most outstanding player of the past 50 years to celebrate UEFA's Jubilee

2009-04-01

Croatia and Albania joined NATO

2012-05-21

13 people are killed and 22 people injured after a bus falls 80 metres off a cliff in Albania

2013-09-15

Edi Rama is elected Prime Minister of Albania

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Albania - Birthdays
Date Event
1856-07-21

Harry A P Eyres, British diplomat (Constantinople, Albania)

1895-10-08

King Zog I, of Albania (1928-1939)

1908-10-16

Enver Hoxha, post-war leader of Albania (1944-85)

1925-10-18

Ramiz Alia, political leader of Albania

1927-07-19

Jan Myrdal, Swedish writer/journalist (Albania Defiant)

1939-03-07

Panajot Pano, Albania's most outstanding football player of the past 50 years born in Durres

1944-10-15

Sali Berisha, President of Albania

1978-01-28

Monica Roccaforte, Fuga dall'Albania

Albania - Weddings
Date Event
1938-04-28

King Zog of Albania marries Countess Geraldine of Hungary

Albania - Deaths
Date Event
1936-02-03

Sophie of Sch├Ânburg-Waldenburg, consort of William of Wied, Prince of Albania (b.1885)

1944-07-19

Harry CA Eyres, British diplomat (Constantinople, Albania), dies at 87

1958-08-13

Otto Witte, acrobat and, purportedly, King of Albania (b. 1868)

1961-04-09

Zog I, [Ahmed Zogu], King of Albania (1925-39), dies at 65

1981-12-18

Mehmet Shehu, PM Albania (1954-81)/"US-Russ spy", commits suicide

1985-04-11

Enver Hoxha, party leader/premier of Albania, dies at 76

1997-10-13

Adil Carcani, prime minister of Albania (1982-91), dies

2011-11-30

Leka, Crown Prince of Albania, referred to as King Leka I by Albanian monarchists (b. 1939)

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