November 29

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  • 1826: French philhellene Charles Fabvier breaks through Turkish positions and supplies the besieged Greeks at Athens.
  • 1947: Greece votes against the partition of Palestine. The resolution, however, passes in the UN by 33 to 13 with 10 abstentions.
  • 1964: A deadly mine explosion - possibly left from the war - during the 22nd anniversary celebrations of the sabotage of the bridge of Gorgopotamos, results in the death of 13 people. Another 51 were seriously injured.
  • 1967: The Pipinelis - Caglayangil accord temporarily halts the Greco-Turkish tension over Cyprus. As part of the accord, Greece was obligated to withdraw the division sent by Georgios Papandreou in 1964.
  • 1992: A new tax is set by the government. This new tax is to be paid annually by owners of real estate properties and is called ...Real Estate Tax.
  • 2009: Antonis Samaras is elected leader of the New Democracy party from the first round. His main opponent was former Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis