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Events

  • 1865: The Hymn to Freedom is established as the National Anthem of Greece.
  • 1936: Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas declares a state of emergency and rules by decree.
  • 1991: Greek-owned ship, MTS Oceanos, sinks off the coast of Durban, S. Africa. Its captain and crew are heavily criticised for abandoning the ship before any passengers were rescued.

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