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Events

  • 364: Valens is proclaimed emperor in the east. His brother, Valentinian I, retains rule over the west.
  • 1821: Three days after the proclamation of the Greek Revolution, a provisional government is formed in the liberated city of Kalamata.
  • 1832: Augustinos Kapodistrias is forced to resign from his post as Governor of Greece.
  • 1921: During the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922), battles break out along the Afyon Karahisar - Eskisehir line.
  • 1930: The Turkish government announces that henceforth Constantinople shall be called Istanbul. Angora is officially named Ankara.
  • 1948: The National Forces make a second unsuccessful attempt to dislodge the Democratic Army of Greece from the Mourgana mountains.
  • 1957: EOKA fighter, Stylianos Lenas, who was wounded in a firfight with British soldiers on February 17, succumbs to his wounds. He is buried without a funeral at the Imprisoned Tombs in the Central Jail of Nicosia.
  • 1964: The Turkish government starts expelling ethnic Greeks. During the 1964, almost 10,000 Greeks will be forced out of Turkey.
  • 1964: Saudi King Ibn Saud is ousted by his brother Faisal. He will take refuge in Greece where he will spend the rest of his life.
  • 1972: Dictator George Papadopoulos becomes: Royal Regent, Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, Defence Minister and President of the Greek Parliament.
  • 1994: EU representative Van der Brook asks Greek PM Andreas Papandreou to lift all the measures his government has taken against FYROM.
  • 2003: Greek police put an end to the hijacking of a Turkish jet which landed at Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. All 192 passengers and 11 crew members are safe.
  • 2010: A bomb goes off in Athens killing a 15-year old boy.
  • 2013: Banks reopen in Cyprus after nearly two weeks of being shut. Restrictions are imposed on transactions and the flow of capital.

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