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- 1810: A major earthquake (7.5 on the Richter scale) strikes Crete. 2,500 persons are killed.
- 1914: The Greeks of Northern Epirus form a government under Georgios Christakis-Zografos.
- 1923: The Julian Calendar is officially replaced by the Gregorian in Greece. February 16 becomes March 1.
- 1933: Workers and Policemen clash in Thessaloniki. The number of dead and injured reaches 100.
- 1942: The military wing of EAM - "ELAS" - is founded during the Axis occupation of Greece.
- 1943: Italian occupation troops execute 118 Greeks from Domeniko and Mesochori, Larisa prefecture.
- 1964: The Centre Union party of Georgios Papandreou triumphs in the Greek elections winning 52.8% of the vote. Panagiotis Kanellopoulos' National Radical Union receive a mere 35.2%.
- 1985: Andreas Papandreou inaugurates the Stadium of Peace and Friendship in Neo Phaliro, Piraeus.
- 1994: Greece imposes an embargo on FYROM.
- 2003: Tasos Papadopoulos is elected President of Cyprus from the first round as he receives 51% of the vote. Former President, Glafkos Clerides, receives only 39%.
- 2012: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu visits Cyprus marking the first time an Israeli leader has ever visited the nearby island republic.
- 1936: Olympiakos thrash Panathinaikos 6-1 in a Greek league game.
- 1972: Thomas Mavros makes his debut with Greece in a match against Holland (0-5) in Athens.
- 1991: Panathinaikos footballer, Danut Lupu, is arrested as leader of a criminal gang.
- 1907: Angelos Terzakis, author
- 1942: Giorgos Trontzos, basketball player
- 1957: Roula Koromila, TV presenter