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- 1821: Archbishop Kyprianos of Cyprus is hanged by the Turks in an attempt to intimidate the Cypriots from joining the Greek Revolution. The bishops of Paphos, Kition and Kyrenia and 470 other important Cypriots are also executed.
- 1824: During the Greek War of Independence, Chrysanthus becomes Ecumenical Patriarch.
- 1832: The Treaty of London is signed.
- 1863: Reform-minded clergymen and laics have Ecumenical Patriarch Joachim II removed from office.
- 1906: Metropolitan Photius of Korytsa is murdered during the Macedonian Struggle.
- 1920: The Greeks take Bursa during the first Greek offensive of the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922)
- 1956: A major earthquake (7.3 on the Richter scale) strikes Santorini resulting in 53 deaths and more than 100 injuries.
- 1961: The agreement of association of Greece and the European Common Market is signed in Athens.
- 1963: King Paul and Queen Frederika visit England where they are greeted by mass demonstrations.
- 1980: A powerful earthquake (6.5 on the Richter scale) strikes Almyros and the Volos area, destroying more than 5,000 buildings.
- 1999: Nikos Kaklamanakis wins the silver medal at the World Mistral Championship in Belgium.
- 2000: Alexandros Papadimitriou become the first Greek hammer thrower to break the 80m barrier (80.45m).
- 2000: Greek-American Pete Sampras wins Wimbledon and sets a new record with 13 Grand Slam titles.
- 2008: Piyi Devetzi jumps 15.22 meters at Thessaloniki's’ Kaftantzoglio Stadium, breaking her own world best performance for the year in the triple-jump.