March 1

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  • 293: Constantius Chlorus, the father of Constantine the Great, is made Caesar by Maximian.
  • 1770: Maniotes liberate Kalamata during the "Orlov Events".
  • 1923: The Julian Calendar is officially replaced by the Gregorian in Greece. February 16 becomes March 1.
  • 1935: A Venizelist coup d'etat fails. Eleftherios Venizelos flees to Italy.
  • 1941: A strong earthquake (6.3 on the Richter scale) strikes Larisa killing 40 persons.
  • 1952: Nikos Beloyiannis is sentenced to death by a military tribunal.
  • 1959: The first ever PROPO in Greek history pays off 228,000 drachmas to its first winner. Runners-up win 4,757 drachmas each.
  • 1959: After three years of exile, Archbishop Makarios III returns to Cyprus to an unprecedented welcome: Nearly two-thirds of all adult Cypriots turn out to greet him.
  • 1963: A fixed fine is established for Members of the Greek Parliament who miss a session without a valid excuse.
  • 1988: The Revolutionary Organisation 17 November murder industrialist, Alexandros Athanasiades-Bodosakis, on Kifisias Avenue in Filothei.
  • 1996: The Greek Supreme Court "Areios Pagos" declares unconstitutional the confiscation of the Royal property in Greece.
  • 2011: A gun battle at Agios Ioannis Rentis leaves two policemen dead and another two wounded. The stolen vehicle and the weapons used by the unknown culprits were later found by the police.


  • 1920: The Greek Athletes Union, under its president, Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos, silver medallist of the 1st Olympic Games, demands that Panathenian Games are organized on the 30 and 31 of March. This demand is not granted by the Minister of Education and the Union will be gradually driven to dissolution.