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- 1855: Dimitrios Voulgaris forms his first government.
- 1896: Procopius II is elected Archbishop of Athens and all Greece.
- 1922: The Armistice of Mudanya is signed between Britain, France, Italy on the one hand and Turkey on the other.
- 1962: Cement firm "Titan" begins operations in Thessaloniki.
- 1989: Yiannis Grivas forms a caretaker government.
- 2003: A pair of Siamese twins from Thessaloniki are successfully separated in Rome.
- 2010: Policeman, Epaminondas Korkoneas, is found guilty, by a court in Amfissa, of intentionally shooting 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos on December 6, 2008. He is sentenced to life imprisonment. A second policeman, Vasilis Saraliotis, is convicted of complicity and receives a 10-year sentence.
- 2010: Cypriot Christopher Pissarides wins a share of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics.
- 1930: Argyris Karayiannis breaks the Greek record in the pole vault with 3.76m.
- 1964: Kostas Nestoridis - at age 34 - plays the game of his life as AEK defeat Apollon Athens 7-1 at Rizoupolis Stadium. Nestoridis scores three goals with Spiros Pomonis and Lefteris scoring two each. The two scored by Turkish-Greek legend, Lefteris, would be the last of his illustrious career.
- 1978: Greece trounce Finland 8-1 in a Euro 1980 qualifier as Thomas Mavros scores 3, Takis Nikoloudis and Giorgos Delikaris 2 each and Mike Galakos one.
- 2003: Greece defeat N. Ireland 1-0 and qualify for the finals of Euro 2004.
- 2011: Greece qualify for the finals of Euro 2012 with a 2-1 victory over Georgia in Tbilisi. The win extended the Greek side's unbeaten streak to 16 games.
- 2020: Kostas Antetokounmpo is the first Greek to be crowned NBA Champion as the LA Lakers defeat Miami Heat in the Finals.
- 1859: George Horton, philhellene US Consul to Smyrna
- 1947: Lucas Papademos, Prime Minister of Greece