June 12

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Events

  • 1917: Prince Alexander becomes King of Greece.
  • 1919: The Greek Army occupies Pergamos.
  • 1953: Greek workers end their 8-day general strike after the government promises salary increases ranging from 7% - 12%.
  • 1958: Eight innocent, unarmed Greek Cypriot civilians, from Kondemenos village, are murdered by TMT terrorists near the village of Geunyeli.
  • 1975: Greece formally requests to become a member of the EEC
  • 2003: Future PM Kostas Karamanlis and his wife Natassa become proud parents of twin babies.

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