1443 Skanderbeg and his forces liberate Kruja in Middle Albania and raise the Albanian flag.
1799 Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa in Palestine and his troops proceed to kill more than 2,000 Albanian captives.
1911 Dedë Gjon Luli Dedvukaj, leader of the Malësori Albanians, raises the Albanian flag in the town of Tuzi, Montenegro, for the first time after Gjergj Kastrioti (Skenderbeg).
1912 Albania declares its independence from the Ottoman Empire.
1913 First Balkan War: the Treaty of London, 1913 is signed ending the war. Albania becomes an independent nation.
1913 Otto Witte, an acrobat, is purportedly crowned King of Albania.
1914 The Autonomous Republic of Northern Epirus is proclaimed in Gjirokastër, by the Greeks living in southern Albania.
1914 Prince William of Wied arrives in Albania to begin his reign.
1914 The Protocol of Corfu is signed recognising full autonomy to Northern Epirus under nominal Albanian sovereignty.
1924 Albania becomes a republic.
1925 Albania declares itself a republic.
1928 Ahmet Zogu declares Albania to be a monarchy and proclaims himself king.
1939 World War II: Italy invades Albania.
1939 Albanian fascist leader Tefik Mborja is appointed as member of the Italian Chamber of Fasces and Corporations.
1940 World War II: Greece rejects Italy's ultimatum. Italy invades Greece through Albania, marking Greece's entry into World War II.
1949 The retreat of the Democratic Army of Greece in Albania after its defeat on Gramos mountain marks the end of the Greek Civil War.
1955 Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Libya, Nepal, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sri Lanka join the United Nations.
1968 Albania leaves the Warsaw Pact.
1991 A gigantic statue of Albania's long-time leader, Enver Hoxha, is brought down in the Albanian capital Tirana, by mobs of angry protesters.
1998 Albania constitution adopted by popular referendum.
1999 NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees – Yugoslav officials say 75 people are killed.
2009 Croatia and Albania join NATO