1878

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Events

January

February

March

April

  • April 18: British diplomats secure a ceasefire between the Greek rebels of Thessaly, Epirus and Macedonia on the one hand and the Turkish Army on the other.

May

  • May 5: Benjamin Disraeli suggests that Britain guarantee Turkey's eastern borders in exchange for Cyprus.

June

July

  • July 10: A British force under Admiral Lord John Hay arrives in Larnaca. The British rule of Cyprus commences.
  • July 12: Admiral Lord John Hay hoists the Union Jack in Nicosia, Cyprus.
  • July 13: The Treaty of Berlin is signed revoking the earlier Treaty of San Stefano.
  • July 22: The first British High Commissioner of Cyprus, Sir Garnet Wolseley, arrives at Larnaca. The Bishop of Kitium, Kyprianos, reads an address of welcome which reportedly said: "we accept the change of Government in as much as we trust that Great Britain will help Cyprus, as it did the Ionian Islands, to be united with mother Greece, with which it is naturally connected."

August

  • August 29: The first Cyprus newspaper, "Kypros-Cyprus", hits the stands in Nicosia. It consisted of two pages in Greek and two pages in English.

September

October

Births

March

May

August

September

Unknown

Deaths

January

August