1948

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Events

January

February

March

April

May

June

  • June 14: Operation Coronis is put into effect during the Greek Civil War by the national forces. Its aim is to drive out the Communists from the northern Pindus mountains.
  • June 17: Assassin Efthymios Moutsoyiannis and eight accomplices go on trial for the murder of Justice Minister Christos Ladas.
  • June 21: All nine men accused of murdering Justice Minister, Christos Ladas, are found guilty and sentenced to death.
  • June 25: Six of the men accused of having a part in the murder of Justice Minister, Christos Ladas, are executed by firing squad.
  • June 30: A strong earthquake (6.4 on the Richter scale) strikes Lefkada adding to the destruction of another earthquake on April 22 of the same year.

July

  • July 3: The Corinth Canal, which was rendered useless by the retreating Germans, is put into operation again.

August

September

October

November

  • November 1: Archbishop Athenagoras is elected Ecumenical Patriarch.
  • November 17: The UN General Assembly passes resolution 193, condemning the removal of Greek children to Eastern Bloc countries and demanding their return.

December

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