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- 395: Upon the death of Theodosius I, the Roman Empire is permanently split into West and East. Some historians consider this event the beginning of the Byzantine Empire.
- 730: Byzantine emperor Leo III calls a meeting of all high political and religious leaders and asks them to co-sign his edict against the worship of icons. Patriarch Germanus I refuses to sign and is dethroned.
- 1822: Ali Pasha is beheaded by the Turks on a small island of Lake Pamvotis. The severed head is sent to Sultan Mahmud II in Istanbul.
- 1827: Georgios Karaiskakis defeats the Turkish army at Distomo possibly saving the Greek Revolution from being extinguished in Rumeli.
- 1919: Greek forces battle Bolsheviks at Kherson during the Ukraine Expedition.
- 1983: A major earthquake (7.0 on the Richter scale) strikes off the coast of Kefalonia.
- 2009: 58-year old fan, Sotiris Serafeim, suffers a heart attack and dies in the midst of a fight in the stands following the football game between Iraklis and AEK at Kaftantzoglio Stadium, Thessaloniki.
- 395: Theodosius I, Byzantine emperor.
- 1822: Ali Pasha
- 1848: Petrobey Mavromichalis, Maniote leader during the Greek Revolution.
- 1943: Antonis Travlantonis, author.
- 1981: Loukas Panourgias, President of Panathinaikos FC.
- 2007: Pefkios Georgiadis, Minister of Education and Culture of Cyprus.
- 2012: Johnny Otis, Greek-American singer, musician, talent scout.