Chronological Overview of Slovenian History
The Chronological overview of Solvenian History
|250,000 BC||The first evidence of human habitation on the territory of the present-day Slovenia|
|120,000 to 33,000 BC||Remains from the early Stone Age - the Palaeolithic|
|3,900 BC||Pile dwellings on the Ljubljana Marshes|
|4th and 3rd century BC||The arrival of Celts; the Noricum kingdom|
|circa 10 BC||The Roman Empire|
|5th and 6th century AD||Invasions by the Huns and Germanic tribes|
|6th century AD||The Slavic ancestors of present-day Slovenia first settle in the area|
|7th century||The Slavic Duchy of Carantania, the first Slovenian state|
|745||Carantania becomes part of the Frankish empire; the Slavs convert to Christianity and gradually lose their independence|
|Around 1000||The Freising manuscripts, the first known writings in the Slovene and Slavic dialect in Latin script|
|14th century to 1918||All the Slovenian regions pass into the possession of the Habsburgs, later the Austro-Hungarian monarchy; in 1456, the Celje counts become extinct - this was the last Slovenian feudal dynasty|
|1550 and 1584||The Reformation brings literacy, the first printed book in 1550 and in 1584 the first Slovene translation of the Bible|
|1918||Formation of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes|
|1945||Federal Peoples' Republic of Yugoslavia (officially declared on 29 November 1945)|
|April 1990||First democratic elections|
|23 December 1990||88.5% of voters in a referendum vote in favour of an independent Slovenia|
|25 June 1991||Slovenia officially declares its independence|
|15 January 1992||The EU officially recognises Slovenia's independence|
|22 May 1992||Slovenia becomes a member of the UNO|
|1 February 1999||Association Agreement with the EU comes into effect|
|29 March 2004||Slovenia becomes a member of NATO|
|May 2004||Slovenia becomes a member of the EU|
|1 January 2007||Slovenia introduced euro|
|1 January - 30 June 2008||Slovenian Presidency of the EU 2008|
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