July 7

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  • 1858: By decree from the High Porte, Cretans are given the right to bear arms and elect their eldermen
  • 1939: Ioannis Drosopoulos is approved as governor of the Bank of Greece
  • 1979: Bank employees strike across Greece.
  • 1980: Unidentified bombers destroy mega-stores Lampropoulos in Piraeus and Dragonas in Athens.
  • 1994: The Greek government launches a formal protest against the decision of the Albanian Parliament to commemorate the "genocide" of the Albanian minority in Northern Greece.
  • 2019: Kyriakos Mitsotakis is elected Prime Minister of Greece as New Democracy triumph in the parliamentary elctions winning 39.85% of the vote against 31.53% for outgoing PM Alexis Tsipras' SYRIZA party.