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Events

  • 1836: By Royal order the Greek Royal Mint is established.
  • 1878: British troops occupy the island of Cyprus.
  • 1900: Stadiou, Ermoi Aeolou and Philellinon streets in Athens were gaslit.
  • 1942: King George II addresses the American Congress.
  • 1943: 19 Greeks are executed by German occupation troops in retaliation for the blowing up of an Italian ship in Piraeus harbour.
  • 1982: The Drachma is devalued by 15%.
  • 1995: Two earthquakes strike Aigio causing 25 deaths.

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