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Events

  • 1886: Charilaos Trikoupis forms a government.
  • 1954: Greece and Bulgaria resume diplomatic relations after 13 years.
  • 1981: Arsonists burn down nearly half the forested areas of Mt. Hymettus.
  • 1990: Greece recognises the state of Israel.
  • 2005: Greece win the Eurovision contest for the first time thanks to Elena Paparizou's song "My Number One".
  • 2014: US Vice President, John Biden, arrives in Cyprus on an official 3-day visit. This marks the first time a senior US official visits the island since Lyndon Johnson’s visit in 1962.

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