(Redirected from 2 August)Jump to navigation Jump to search
- 338 BC - Rise of Macedon: Philip II of Macedon crushes Athens and Thebes in the Battle of Chaeronea.
- 1645: The Ottoman army seizes Chania, Crete. The commander of the Turkish force however was executed for losing 40,000 men in the siege.
- 1679: Athanasius IV becomes Patriarch of Constantinople.
- 1859: King Otto lays the cornerstone of the building of the Academy of Athens.
- 1989: Former Panathinaikos footballer, Lakis Sofianos, is found hanged in his prison cell.
- 1991: The daily sports journal Ora gia Sport is first published. The Sebos family is the publisher after their withdrawal from Athlitiki Iho.
- 1974: Maroula Lambrou breaks the Greek women's record in the long jump with a jump of 6.62m.
- 1997: Angelos Pavlakakis breaks the Greek record for the 100m with 10.11.
- 2006: Nery Niangkouara set a new national record and the bronze metal at the European Swimming Championship in Budapest finishing in third place in the women's 100m freestyle with 54.48".
- 1868: King Constantine I of Greece (d. 1923)
- 1913: Seraphim, Archbishop of Athens.
- 1933: Ioannis Varvitsiotis, politician
- 1938: Dimos Moutsis, composer