Queen Draga Obrenović, carrying the royal crown in 1900 in the minds of contemporaries and in later historiography that offered an explanation for the conspiracy, the brutal murder of the king and queen and the dynastic coup, filled an important part of the empty space in interpreting the effect of Obrenović’s rule as a whole.
Today we mark 139 years of the name of the city of Kraljevo. After being proclaimed king, on March 6, 1882, Milan Obrenović undertook a tour of Serbia, during which he came to Karanovac. On that occasion, he granted the request of the citizens of Karanovo and on April 19, approved the change of the name of the city to Kraljevo by decree.
This year we are marking the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War, which began on the territory of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, the so-called April war, from April 6th, 1941, when the German air force bombed Belgrade, to April 17th, when the capitulation of Yugoslavia was signed.
We mark November 29th as the day of the liberation of Kraljevo from German occupation. After 42 days of siege, the combined units of the National Liberation Army of Yugoslavia and the Red Army liberated Kraljevo on the night between November 28th and 29th, 1944.