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  • Požarevac, Serbia (Then German-occupied Serbia)
    Wednesday Aug 20, 1941

    Born

    Požarevac, Serbia (Then German-occupied Serbia)
    Wednesday Aug 20, 1941

    Milošević was born in Požarevac, four months after the Axis invasion of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, and raised during the Axis occupation of World War II.




  • Serbia
    Mar, 1965

    Marriage

    Serbia
    Mar, 1965

    Milošević married his childhood friend, Mirjana Marković, with whom he had two children: Marko and Marija.




  • Belgrade, Serbia (then Yugoslavia)
    1966

    Graduation

    Belgrade, Serbia (then Yugoslavia)
    1966

    After Milošević graduation from the University of Belgrade's Law School in 1966, Milošević became an economic advisor to Mayor of Belgrade Branko Pešić.




  • Serbia
    1968

    Milošević got a job at the Tehnogas company

    Serbia
    1968

    In 1968, Milošević got a job at the Tehnogas company, where Stambolić was working,




  • Serbia
    1973

    The Tehnogas company chairman

    Serbia
    1973

    Milošević became the Tehnogas company chairman in 1973.




  • Serbia
    1978

    The Head of Beobanka

    Serbia
    1978

    By 1978, Stambolić's sponsorship had enabled Milošević to become the head of Beobanka, one of Yugoslavia's largest banks; his frequent trips to Paris and New York gave him the opportunity to learn English.




  • Serbia
    1980s

    Milošević allowed the mobilization of Serb Nationalist Organizations to go Unhindered

    Serbia
    1980s

    In the late 1980s, Milošević allowed the mobilization of Serb nationalist organizations to go unhindered by actions from the Serbian government, with Chetniks holding demonstrations, and the Serbian government embracing the Serbian Orthodox Church and restored its legitimacy in Serbia.


  • Belgrade, Serbia
    Monday Apr 16, 1984

    President of The Belgrade League of Communists City Committee

    Belgrade, Serbia
    Monday Apr 16, 1984

    On 16 April 1984, Milošević was elected president of the Belgrade League of Communists City Committee.


  • Belgrade, Serbia
    Friday Feb 21, 1986

    The Presidential Candidate For The SKJ's Serbian Branch Central Committee

    Belgrade, Serbia
    Friday Feb 21, 1986

    On 21 February 1986, the Socialist Alliance of Working People unanimously supported him as presidential candidate for the SKJ's Serbian branch Central Committee.


  • Belgrade, Serbia
    Wednesday May 28, 1986

    The 10th Congress of the Serbian League of Communists

    Belgrade, Serbia
    Wednesday May 28, 1986

    Milošević was elected by a majority vote at the 10th Congress of the Serbian League of Communists on 28 May 1986.


  • Serbia
    1987

    Milošević declared support for Serbs in the Serbian autonomous Province of Kosovo

    Serbia
    1987

    Milošević emerged in 1987 as a force in Serbian politics after he declared support for Serbs in the Serbian autonomous province of Kosovo, who claimed they were being oppressed by the provincial government which was dominated by Kosovo's major ethnic group, ethnic Albanians.


  • Kosovo, Serbia
    Friday Apr 24, 1987

    Milošević addressed a Crowd of Serbs at the Historic Kosovo Field

    Kosovo, Serbia
    Friday Apr 24, 1987

    As animosity between Serbs and Albanians in Kosovo deepened during the 1980s, Milošević was sent to address a crowd of Serbs at the historic Kosovo field on 24 April 1987. While Milošević was talking to the leadership inside the local cultural hall, demonstrators outside clashed with the local Kosovo-Albanian police force.


  • Serbia
    1988

    The Anti-bureaucratic Revolution

    Serbia
    1988

    Starting in 1988, the anti-bureaucratic revolution led to the resignation of the governments of Vojvodina and Montenegro and to the election of officials allied with Milošević.


  • Belgrade, Serbia
    Feb, 1988

    Stambolić's Resignation was formalized

    Belgrade, Serbia
    Feb, 1988

    In February 1988, Stambolić's resignation was formalized, allowing Milošević to take his place as Serbia's president. Milošević then initiated a program of IMF-supported free-market reforms.


  • Serbia
    May, 1988

    Setting up The "Milošević Commission"

    Serbia
    May, 1988

    Milošević set up in May 1988 the "Milošević Commission" comprising Belgrade's leading neoliberal economists.


  • Serbia - Montenegro
    Aug, 1988

    Meetings by supporters of The Anti-Bureaucratic Revolution were held

    Serbia - Montenegro
    Aug, 1988

    In August 1988, meetings by supporters of the Anti-Bureaucratic Revolution were held in many locations in Serbia and Montenegro, with increasingly violent nature, with calls being heard such as "Give us arms!", "We want weapons!", "Long live Serbia—death to Albanians!", and "Montenegro is Serbia!".


  • Novi Sad, Serbia
    Thursday Oct 06, 1988

    100,000 demonstrators rallied outside the Communist Party headquarters

    Novi Sad, Serbia
    Thursday Oct 06, 1988

    In Vojvodina, where 54 percent of the population was Serb, an estimated 100,000 demonstrators rallied outside the Communist Party headquarters in Novi Sad on 6 October 1988 to demand the resignation of the provincial leadership.


  • Belgrade, Serbia
    Saturday Nov 19, 1988

    Belgrade Speech

    Belgrade, Serbia
    Saturday Nov 19, 1988

    Milošević appealed to nationalist and populist passion by speaking of Serbia's importance to the world and in a Belgrade speech on 19 November 1988, he spoke of Serbia as facing battles against both internal and external enemies.


  • Serbia
    1989

    Submitting an amended Serbian Constitution

    Serbia
    1989

    The constitutional commission worked for three years to harmonize its positions and in 1989 an amended Serbian constitution was submitted to the governments of Kosovo, Vojvodina and Serbia for approval.


  • Serbia
    1989

    Milošević gave support to Croatian Serbs

    Serbia
    1989

    Beginning in 1989, Milošević gave support to Croatian Serbs who were vouching for the creation of an autonomous province for Croatian Serbs, which was opposed by Croatian communist authorities.


  • Serbia
    1989

    Controlling Central Serbia along with The Provinces of Kosovo and Vojvodina

    Serbia
    1989

    By 1989, Milošević and his supporters controlled Central Serbia along with the autonomous provinces of Kosovo and Vojvodina, supporters in the leadership of Montenegro, and agents of the Serbian security service were pursuing efforts to destabilize the government in Bosnia & Herzegovina.


  • Macedonia
    1989

    Spreading the cult of personality of Milošević into the Republic of Macedonia

    Macedonia
    1989

    Efforts to spread the cult of personality of Milošević into the republic of Macedonia began in 1989 with the introduction of slogans, graffiti, and songs glorifying Milošević.


  • Montenegro
    Tuesday Jan 10, 1989

    The Anti-bureaucratic Revolution continued in Montenegro

    Montenegro
    Tuesday Jan 10, 1989

    On 10 January 1989, the anti-bureaucratic revolution continued in Montenegro, which had the lowest average monthly wage in Yugoslavia, an unemployment rate of nearly 25 percent, and where one-fifth of the population lived below the poverty line. 50,000 demonstrators gathered in the Montenegrin capital of Titograd (now Podgorica) to protest the republic's economic situation and to demand the resignation of its leadership.


  • Montenegro
    Wednesday Jan 11, 1989

    Montenegro's State Presidency tendered its Collective Resignation

    Montenegro
    Wednesday Jan 11, 1989

    On 11 January 1989, Montenegro's state presidency tendered its collective resignation along with the Montenegrin delegates in the Yugoslav Politburo.


  • Serbia
    Friday Mar 10, 1989

    The Vojvodina Assembly approved The Constitutional Amendments

    Serbia
    Friday Mar 10, 1989

    On 10 March 1989, the Vojvodina Assembly approved the constitutional amendments.


  • Serbia
    Thursday Mar 23, 1989

    The Kosovo Assembly approved the Constitutional Amendments

    Serbia
    Thursday Mar 23, 1989

    On 23 March 1989, the Kosovo Assembly approved the constitutional amendments.


  • Serbia
    Tuesday Mar 28, 1989

    The Serbian Assembly approved the Constitutional Amendments

    Serbia
    Tuesday Mar 28, 1989

    On 28 March 1989, the Serbian Assembly approved the constitutional amendments.


  • Serbia
    Monday May 08, 1989

    The President of The Presidency of The Socialist Republic of Serbia

    Serbia
    Monday May 08, 1989

    On 8 May 1989, Milošević became The 7th President of the Presidency of the Socialist Republic of Serbia.


  • Belgrade, Serbia
    1990

    The 1990 Serbian Constitution

    Belgrade, Serbia
    1990

    In 1990, after other republics abandoned the League of Communists of Yugoslavia and adopted democratic multiparty systems, Milošević's government quickly followed suit and the 1990 Serbian Constitution was created. The 1990 Constitution officially renamed the Socialist Republic of Serbia to the Republic of Serbia and abandoned the one-party communist system and created a democratic multiparty system.


  • Croatia
    Jun, 1990

    Plans by Milošević to carve out territory from Croatia to the local Serbs had begun

    Croatia
    Jun, 1990

    Plans by Milošević to carve out territory from Croatia to the local Serbs had begun by June 1990, according to the diary of Borisav Jović.


  • Croatia
    1991

    Milošević Rejected The Independence of Croatia

    Croatia
    1991

    Milošević rejected the independence of Croatia in 1991, and even after the formation of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY), it too did not initially recognized Croatia's independence.


  • Serbia
    Friday Jan 11, 1991

    The 1st President of The Republic of Serbia

    Serbia
    Friday Jan 11, 1991

    On 11 January 1991, Milošević became The 1st President of the Republic of Serbia.


  • Serbia
    Mar, 1991

    A 36-hour Blackout of Two Independent Media Stations

    Serbia
    Mar, 1991

    Milošević's government exercised influence and censorship in the media. An example was in March 1991, when Serbia's Public Prosecutor ordered a 36-hour blackout of two independent media stations, B92 Radio and Studio B television to prevent the broadcast of a demonstration against the Serbian government taking place in Belgrade. The two media stations appealed to the Public Prosecutor against the ban but the Public Prosecutor failed to respond.


  • Karađorđevo, Serbia
    Monday Mar 25, 1991

    The Secret Karađorđevo agreement

    Karađorđevo, Serbia
    Monday Mar 25, 1991

    According to testimony by Krajina's former President Milan Babić, Milošević had abandoned plans of having "all Serbs in one state" by March 1991 in the secret Karađorđevo agreement with Croatian President Franjo Tuđman that discussed the partition of Bosnia.


  • Macedonia
    Sunday Sep 08, 1991

    Seceding of the Republic of Macedonia

    Macedonia
    Sunday Sep 08, 1991

    Upon the Republic of Macedonia seceding in 1991, the FRY government declared Macedonia an "artificial nation" and it allied with Greece against the country, even suggesting a partition of the Republic of Macedonia between the FRY and Greece.


  • Serbia - Montenegro
    1992

    The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

    Serbia - Montenegro
    1992

    Serbia and Montenegro agreed to create the new Yugoslav federation called the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1992, which dismantled the remaining communist infrastructure and created a federal democratic multiparty system of government.


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    1992

    Milošević denounced the Declaration of independence of Bosnia and Herzegovina from Yugoslavia

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    1992

    Milošević denounced the declaration of independence of Bosnia and Herzegovina from Yugoslavia in 1992, and said that "Bosnia and Herzegovina was illegally proclaimed as an independent state and recognized.


  • Serbia
    Jan, 1994

    The Hyperinflation

    Serbia
    Jan, 1994

    Under heavy economic sanctions from the United Nations due to Milošević's perceived role in the Yugoslav wars, Serbia's economy began a prolonged period of economic collapse and isolation. The National Bank of FR Yugoslavia's war-related easy money policies contributed to hyperinflation which reached an alarming rate of 313 million percent in January 1994.


  • Serbia
    Mar, 1994

    Dragoslav Avramović was Nominated The Governor of The National Bank of The FR Yugoslavia

    Serbia
    Mar, 1994

    According to the World Bank, Serbia's economy contracted by 27.2 and 30.5 percent in 1992 and 1993 respectively. In response to the deteriorating situation, World Bank economist Dragoslav Avramović was nominated the governor of the National Bank of the FR Yugoslavia in March 1994.


  • Serbia
    Sunday Sep 01, 1996

    Milošević-Rugova Education agreement

    Serbia
    Sunday Sep 01, 1996

    In the wake of the Albanian boycott, supporters of Slobodan Milošević were elected to positions of authority by the remaining Serbian voters in Kosovo. The boycott soon included education on Albanian language in Kosovo which Milošević attempted to resolve by signing the Milošević-Rugova education agreement in 1996.


  • Serbia
    1997

    The Serbian Economy began growing

    Serbia
    1997

    The Serbian economy began growing from the period of 1994–1998, at one point even reaching a growth rate of 10.1 percent in 1997.


  • Serbia
    Tuesday Feb 04, 1997

    Milošević recognized the opposition victories

    Serbia
    Tuesday Feb 04, 1997

    On 4 February 1997, Milošević recognized the opposition victories in some local elections, after mass protests lasting 96 days.


  • Serbia (Then The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia)
    Wednesday Jul 23, 1997

    The President of The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

    Serbia (Then The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia)
    Wednesday Jul 23, 1997

    On 23 July 1997, Milošević assumed the presidency of the Federation (The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia), though it had been understood he had held the real power for some time before then.


  • Albania
    1998

    Milošević denies that he gave Orders to Massacre Albanians

    Albania
    1998

    Milošević denies that he gave orders to massacre Albanians in 1998. He claims that the deaths were sporadic events confined to rural areas of West Kosovo committed by paramilitaries and by rebels in the armed forces. Those from the Serbian army or police who were involved were all, he claims, arrested and many were sentenced to long prison sentences.


  • Serbia (Then Yugoslavia)
    Wednesday Mar 24, 1999

    The NATO Air Strikes against Yugoslavia

    Serbia (Then Yugoslavia)
    Wednesday Mar 24, 1999

    Serbian police and military counter-action against the pro-Albanian separatist Kosovo Liberation Army in Serbia's previously autonomous province of Kosovo culminated in escalating armed conflict in 1998 and NATO air strikes against Yugoslavia between March and June 1999, ending in full withdrawal of Yugoslav security forces from the province and deployment of international civil and security forces.


  • Kosovo
    Monday May 24, 1999

    Milošević was indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity

    Kosovo
    Monday May 24, 1999

    Milošević was indicted on 24 May 1999 for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo, and he was standing trial, up until his death, at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). He asserted that the trial was illegal, having been established in contravention of the UN Charter.


  • Serbia
    Sunday Sep 24, 2000

    The 2000 Presidential Election

    Serbia
    Sunday Sep 24, 2000

    Ironically, Milošević lost his grip on power by losing in elections he scheduled prematurely (that is, before the end of his mandate) and that he did not even need to win in order to retain power, which was centered in the parliaments that his party and its associates controlled. In the five-man presidential race held on 24 September 2000, Milošević was defeated in the first round by opposition leader Vojislav Koštunica, who won slightly more than 50% of the vote.


  • Belgrade, Serbia (Then Yugoslavia)
    Thursday Oct 05, 2000

    The Bulldozer Revolution

    Belgrade, Serbia (Then Yugoslavia)
    Thursday Oct 05, 2000

    Milošević initially refused to acquiesce, claiming that no one had won a majority. The Yugoslav constitution called for a runoff between the top two candidates in the event that no candidate won more than 50% of the vote. Official results put Koštunica ahead of Milošević but at under 50 percent. The internationally financed CeSID claimed otherwise, though its story changed throughout the two weeks between 24 September and 5 October. This led to mass demonstrations in Belgrade on 5 October, known as the Bulldozer Revolution.


  • Belgrade, Serbia (Then Yugoslavia)
    Friday Oct 06, 2000

    Milošević met with Koštunica and publicly accepted defeat

    Belgrade, Serbia (Then Yugoslavia)
    Friday Oct 06, 2000

    Milošević was forced to accept this when VJ commanders he had expected to support him had indicated that in this instance they would not, and would permit the violent overthrow of the Serbian government. On 6 October, Milošević met with Koštunica and publicly accepted defeat.


  • Belgrade, Serbia (Then Yugoslavia)
    Saturday Oct 07, 2000

    Koštunica finally took Office as Yugoslav President

    Belgrade, Serbia (Then Yugoslavia)
    Saturday Oct 07, 2000

    Koštunica finally took office as Yugoslav president on 7 October following Milošević's announcement.


  • Belgrade, Serbia (Then Yugoslavia)
    Sunday Apr 01, 2001

    Milošević was arrested

    Belgrade, Serbia (Then Yugoslavia)
    Sunday Apr 01, 2001

    Milošević was arrested by Yugoslav authorities on 1 April 2001, following a 36-hour armed standoff between police and Milošević's bodyguards at his Belgrade villa. Although no official charges were made, Milošević was suspected of abuse of power and corruption.


  • Hague, Netherlands
    Thursday Jun 28, 2001

    Milošević's Extradition

    Hague, Netherlands
    Thursday Jun 28, 2001

    Following Milošević's arrest, the United States pressured the Yugoslav government to extradite Milošević to the ICTY or lose financial aid from the IMF and World Bank. On 28 June, Milošević was flown by helicopter from Belgrade to a U.S. air base in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina and from where he was then flown to The Hague, Netherlands.


  • Hague, Netherlands
    Wednesday Jan 30, 2002

    Milošević accused the war crimes tribunal of an "Evil and Hostile Attack"

    Hague, Netherlands
    Wednesday Jan 30, 2002

    Following Milošević's transfer, the original charges of war crimes in Kosovo were upgraded by adding charges of genocide in Bosnia and war crimes in Croatia. On 30 January 2002, Milošević accused the war crimes tribunal of an "evil and hostile attack" against him.


  • Hague, Netherlands
    Tuesday Feb 12, 2002

    Trial at The Hague

    Hague, Netherlands
    Tuesday Feb 12, 2002

    The trial began at The Hague on 12 February 2002, with Milošević defending himself.


  • Serbia
    2003

    Milošević was charged with ordering Ivan Stambolić's Murder

    Serbia
    2003

    In the summer of 2000, former Serbian President Ivan Stambolić was kidnapped; his body was found in 2003 and Milošević was charged with ordering his murder.


  • Hague, Netherlands
    Saturday Mar 11, 2006

    Death

    Hague, Netherlands
    Saturday Mar 11, 2006

    On 11 March 2006, Milošević was found dead in his prison cell in the UN war crimes tribunal's detention centre, located in the Scheveningen section of The Hague, Netherlands.


  • Belgrade, Serbia
    Jun, 2006

    The Supreme Court of Serbia Ruled That Milošević Had Ordered The murder of Stambolić

    Belgrade, Serbia
    Jun, 2006

    In June 2006, the Supreme Court of Serbia ruled that Milošević had ordered the murder of Stambolić, accepting the previous ruling of the Special Court for Organized Crime in Belgrade, which targeted Milošević as the main abettor of politically motivated murders in the 1990s.


  • The Hague, Netherlands
    Feb, 2007

    The International Court of Justice cleared Serbia under Milošević's rule

    The Hague, Netherlands
    Feb, 2007

    In February 2007, the International Court of Justice cleared Serbia under Milošević's rule of direct responsibility for occurrences of crime committed during the Bosnian War. The president of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), however, did state that it was "'conclusively proved' that the Serbian leadership, and Milošević in particular, 'were fully aware ... that massacres were likely to occur'".


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