Montenegro in History

Historical Events

  • 1876-07-03 Montenegro declares war on Turkey
  • 1901-07-22 Serbia reactivates diplomatic relations with Montenegro
  • 1908-10-07 Serbia & Montenegro sign anti-Austria-Hungarian pact
  • 1912-09-15 War between Turkey & Montenegro breaks out in Albania
  • 1912-10-08 Montenegro declares war on Turkey, beginning 1st Balkan War
  • 1912-12-03 Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro, Greece & Bulgaria sign weapons pact
  • 1913-04-10 During the Montenegrin siege of Scutari, the Montenegrin coastline is blockaded
  • 1913-04-22 Montenegro troops march into Skoetari, North-Albania
  • 1913-05-06 King Nikita I of Montenegro vacates Skoetari, northern Albania
  • 1914-08-05 Montenegro declares war against Austria-Hungary in World War I
  • 1914-08-08 Montenegro declares war on Germany
  • 1916-01-05 Austria-Hungary offensive against Montenegro
  • 1916-01-25 Montenegro surrenders to Austria-Hungary
  • 1918-11-29 Serbia annexes Montenegro
  • 1919-01-07 Montenegrin guerrilla fighters rebel, but fail to prevent Serbia's annexation of Montenegro
  • 1919-04-20 King Nicholas of Montenegro abdicates under duress
  • 1941-07-13 World War II: Montenegrins start popular uprising against the Axis Powers (Trinaestojulski ustanak).
  • 1941-09-22 British signal officer Bill Hudson lands in Montenegro
  • 1979-04-15 A disastrous earthquake (of M 7.1) on Montenegro coast.
  • 1992-04-27 The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, is proclaimed
  • 2003-02-04 The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is officially renamed Serbia and Montenegro and adopts a new constitution.
  • 2006-05-21 The Republic of Montenegro holds a referendum proposing independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. The Montenegrin people choose independence with a majority of 55%.
  • 2006-05-22 Results from the Montenegrin independence referendum, 2006 are announced. 55.4% of voters vote to become independent from the Serbia and Montenegro Union.
  • 2006-06-03 The union of Serbia and Montenegro comes to an end with Montenegro's formal declaration of independence.
  • 2006-06-05 Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.
  • 2006-06-28 The Republic of Montenegro was admitted as the 192nd Member of the United Nations by General Assembly resolution 60/264.
  • 2013-04-08 Filip Vujanović’s election as President of Montenegro is confirmed by the electoral commission
  • 2013-06-23 18 Romanians are killed and 32 are injured after a bus crash in Montenegro

Famous Birthdays

  • 1626-08-01 Sabbatai Zevi, Montenegrin rabbi, kabbalist, and founder of the Jewish Sabbatean movement
  • 1676-10-08 Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar, born in Casdemiro, Spain (d. 1764)
  • 1813-11-13 Peter II, prince-bishop of Montenegro (1830-51) and poet (The Ray of The Microcosm), born in Njeguši, Montenegro (d. 1851)
  • 1826-05-21 Danillo II, ruler of Montenegro
  • 1841-10-07 Nicolaas Petrovic Njegos, king of Montenegro (1910-18)
  • 1864-12-23 Zorka of Montenegro, Princess of Serbia (d. 1890)
  • 1873-01-08 Elena of Montenegro, queen of Italy (d. 1956)
  • 1915-11-23 Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro, politician
  • 1957-09-01 Duško Ivanović, Montenegrin basketball coach
  • 1976-06-25 Dubravka Vukotić, female actor, Montenegro, Yugoslavia
  • 1978-06-21 Dejan Ognjanović, Montenegrin football player
  • 1983-10-01 Mirko Vučinić, Montenegrin footballer
  • 1986-01-29 Simon Vukčević, Montenegrin football player

Famous Deaths

  • 1676-09-17 Sabbatai Zevi, Montenegrin rabbi, kabbalist, and founder of the Jewish Sabbatean movement (b. 1626)
  • 1735-01-11 Danilo I, Vladika of Montenegro (b. c. 1670)
  • 1764-09-26 Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar, dies at 89
  • 1830-10-18 Peter I Petrovic Njegos, bishop (Montenegro), dies
  • 1851-10-31 Peter II, prince-bishop of Montenegro (1830-51) and poet (The Ray of The Microcosm), dies at 37
  • 1860-08-13 Danillo II, ruler of Montenegro, dies
  • 1890-03-16 Zorka of Montenegro, Princess of Serbia (b. 1864)
  • 1921-03-01 Nicholas Petrovic Njegos, King of Montenegro (1910-18), dies at 79
  • 1996-04-28 Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro, politician, dies at 80
  • 1996-04-30 Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro, President of Guatemala (1966-70), dies