1945 Osijek, Croatia, is liberated from fascist occupation.
1991 Croatians vote for independence in a referendum.
1991 The Battle of Vukovar has begun. An 87-day siege of a Croatian city by the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA), supported by various Serbian paramilitary forces, between August-November 1991 during the Croatian War of Independence.
1991 Croatia votes to sever constitutional relations with Yugoslavia, making the country fully independent
1991 After the siege of Vukovar, the Croatian city of Vukovar capitulates to the besieging Yugoslav People's Army and allied Serb paramilitary forces.
1995 Operation Storm begins in Croatia.