March 24

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Events

  • 1545: A powerful earthquake (6.8 on the Richter scale) strikes Lamia. 4,000 persons are killed.
  • 1924: The 4th National Assembly abolishes the monarchy and declares Greece to be a Republic.
  • 1935: Generals Anastasios Papoulas and Koimisis are executed for their role in the March 1 attempted coup d' etat.
  • 1992: A Sudanese aircraft crashes on Mt. Hymettus due to pilot error.

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