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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