August 19

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  • 1768: Greeks and Italians rebel at the New Smyrna, Florida colony on account of their mistreatement and poor conditions.
  • 1849: A revolt against British rule with the aim of union with Greece is put down by the British in Kefallonia.
  • 1973: George Papadopoulos is sworn in as President after the abolition of the Monarchy by the military Junta.
  • 1974: US Ambassador, Rodger Davies, and his Cypriot secretary, Antoinette Varnava, are killed in Lefkosia during anti-US riots in the aftermath of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.