1957

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Events

January

February

March

April

  • April 17: Archbishop Makarios III receives a hero's welcome in Athens upon his return from the Seychelles where he had been exiled by the British.
  • April 25: A major earthquake (7.2 on the Richter scale) strikes Rhodes and the surrounding areas including the neighbouring Turkish coasts.

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November

  • November 22: The elementary school diploma becomes a necessary certification for any kind of job in Greece. More evening schools are created to combat illiteracy.

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