Phantis:Selected anniversaries/June 16
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- 1913: The Second Balkan War broke out as Bulgaria attacked Serbia and Greece - her allies in the First Balkan War.
- 1945: Aris Velouchiotis blew himself up with a hand grenade to avoid arrest. The former EAM leader had been denounced by the Greek Communist Party and was wanted by both royalists and communists.
- 1955: Stylianos Lenas and Markos Drakos unsuccessfully attempted to assassinate Cyprus governor Robert Armitage.
- 1963: King Paul of Greece appointed Panagiotis Pipinelis as Prime Minster following Constantine Karamanlis' resignation.
- Births: Giorgos Papandreou (1952), PASOK leader; Nikos Machlas (1973), football player, Europe's top scorer in 1997-98 season.
- Deaths: Aris Velouchiotis, communist resistance leader