- 1878: 24,000 Greek troops, under Gen. Skarlatos Soutsos, invaded Thessaly to aid locals who rebelled against Ottoman yoke.
- 1897: 1,500 Greek troops, under Timoleon Vassos, landed in Crete to aid local rebels who sought union with Greece.
- 1988: The Revolutionary Organization 17 November unsuccessfully attempted to assassinate US official George Karos.
- Births: Telly Savalas, Greek-American actor (1924), Phaedon Georgitsis, actor (1939), Dimitris Poulikakos, actor (1943)
- Deaths: Col. Konstantinos Davakis, WWII hero (1943)
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