Phantis:Selected anniversaries/February 25

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February 25

  • 1822: The Revolutionary government of Greece outlawed slavery.
  • 1826: Turkish forces occupied the small island of Vasiladi, outside Mesolonghi, making the situation of the besieged Greeks more difficult.
  • 1919: Dodecanese Greeks demonstrated in Athens demanding "Enosis" (union) of the islands with Greece.
  • 1968: Archbishop Makarios III was re-elected President of Cyprus obtaining 220,911 votes (96.29%) out of 229,488 valid votes cast.
  • 1973: Nikos Koemtzis killed three persons and injured another six over a song he requested at a night club.
  • Births: Evridiki, singer (1968)

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