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==Events==
 
==Events==
 
===January===
 
===January===
*[[January 19]]: Communist forces enter [[Karpenisi]] during the [[Greek Civil War]]. They will hold it three days.
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*[[January 11]]: Communist forces raid [[Naousa]] during the [[Greek Civil War]].
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*[[January 15]]: National forces re-take [[Naousa]].
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*[[January 19]]: Communist forces enter [[Karpenisi]]. They will hold it three days.
  
 
===February===
 
===February===
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*[[February 6]]: The [[Communist Party of Greece]] (KKE) purges many high officials among them [[Markos Vafiadis]].
 
*[[February 7]]: [[Nikolaos Zachariadis]] replaces [[Markos Vafiadis]] as [[Heads of Provisional Democratic Government|head of the "Provisional Democratic Government"]].
 
*[[February 7]]: [[Nikolaos Zachariadis]] replaces [[Markos Vafiadis]] as [[Heads of Provisional Democratic Government|head of the "Provisional Democratic Government"]].
*[[February 23]]: During the [[Greek Civil War]], communist forces are repelled at [[Florina]].
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*[[February 12]]: During the [[Greek Civil War]], communist forces are repelled at [[Florina]].
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*[[February 28]]: During the [[Greek Civil War]], government forces discover the secret location of the printing press of the communist newspaper "Morias".
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===March===
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*[[March 22]]: Communists blow up the power station of Xylokastro but are slain by national forces.
  
 
===April===
 
===April===
 
*[[April 3]]: Israel and Jordan agree to a cessation of hostilities on the island of [[Rhodes]].
 
*[[April 3]]: Israel and Jordan agree to a cessation of hostilities on the island of [[Rhodes]].
 
*[[April 3]]: [[Mitsos Partsalidis]] replaces [[Nikolaos Zachariadis]] as [[Heads of Provisional Democratic Government|head of the "Provisional Democratic Government"]].
 
*[[April 3]]: [[Mitsos Partsalidis]] replaces [[Nikolaos Zachariadis]] as [[Heads of Provisional Democratic Government|head of the "Provisional Democratic Government"]].
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*[[April 13]]: The [[George Polk|Polk]] trial starts in [[Thessaloniki]], [[Greece]]. [[George Polk|Polk]] was an American journalist mysteriously murdered during the [[Greek Civil War]].
 
*[[April 21]]: [[Gregorios Staktopoulos]] is convicted of the murder of journalist, [[George Polk]] and sentenced to life imprisonment.
 
*[[April 21]]: [[Gregorios Staktopoulos]] is convicted of the murder of journalist, [[George Polk]] and sentenced to life imprisonment.
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*[[April 30]]: Two new [[prefecture]]s are formed by law: [[Corinthia]] and [[Pieria]].
  
 
===May===
 
===May===
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*[[May 16]]:  [[National Football Team|Greece]] lose to Turkey with 1-2 at the [[Leoforos Alexandras Stadium|Leoforos Stadium]] soccer game for the ''East Mediterranean Friendship Cup''
 
*[[May 16]]:  [[National Football Team|Greece]] lose to Turkey with 1-2 at the [[Leoforos Alexandras Stadium|Leoforos Stadium]] soccer game for the ''East Mediterranean Friendship Cup''
 
===June===
 
===June===
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*[[June 6]]: [[Ioannina]] Metropolitan [[Spyridon I|Spyridon]] is elected [[Archbishop of Athens]].
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*[[June 6]]: A TAE DC-3 crashes at Kakosalesi resulting in the deaths of four crew members and 18 passengers.
 
*[[June 24]]: Prime Minister [[Themistoklis Sofoulis]] dies in office. He is succeeded by [[Alexandros Diomedes]].
 
*[[June 24]]: Prime Minister [[Themistoklis Sofoulis]] dies in office. He is succeeded by [[Alexandros Diomedes]].
  
 
===July===
 
===July===
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*[[July 10]]: Marshall Tito closes the border between Yugoslavia and Greece. This action led to the rapid defeat of the communists during the [[Greek Civil War]].
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*[[July 23]]: A powerful earthquake (6.7 on the Richter scale) strikes the island of [[Chios]].
 
*[[July 23]]: The [[Cyprus National Football Team]] play their first international: a 3-0 loss to Israel in Tel-Aviv.
 
*[[July 23]]: The [[Cyprus National Football Team]] play their first international: a 3-0 loss to Israel in Tel-Aviv.
 
*[[July 29]]: 700 political prisoners are released from [[Makronisos]] after signing an affidavit of repentance.
 
*[[July 29]]: 700 political prisoners are released from [[Makronisos]] after signing an affidavit of repentance.
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*[[August 29]]: The [[Battle of Grammos-Vitsi]] ends in a decisive victory for the national forces who are now in firm control of all of [[Greece]]. The [[Greek Civil War]], for all practical purposes, is over.
 
*[[August 29]]: The [[Battle of Grammos-Vitsi]] ends in a decisive victory for the national forces who are now in firm control of all of [[Greece]]. The [[Greek Civil War]], for all practical purposes, is over.
 
===October===
 
===October===
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*[[October 17]]: "Radio Free Greece" announces the cessation of all hostilities on the part of the communist [[Democratic Army of Greece]]. The [[Greek Civil War]] is officially over.
 
*[[October 23]]: [[OTE]] is established - the Greek Public Sector is the only stockholder.
 
*[[October 23]]: [[OTE]] is established - the Greek Public Sector is the only stockholder.
  
 
===November===
 
===November===
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*[[November 18]]: The UN General Assembly passes resolution 288, calling on all states to repatriate Greek children that were taken during the [[Greek Civil War]] to Eastern Bloc countries.
 
*[[November 25]]: The [[National Football Team]] of Greece defeat Syria 8-0 in their greatest win ever. [[Antonis Papantoniou]] (3), [[Angelos Vasiliadis]] (2), [[Kleanthis Maropoulos]] and [[Yiannis Nembidis]] (2) were the scorers.
 
*[[November 25]]: The [[National Football Team]] of Greece defeat Syria 8-0 in their greatest win ever. [[Antonis Papantoniou]] (3), [[Angelos Vasiliadis]] (2), [[Kleanthis Maropoulos]] and [[Yiannis Nembidis]] (2) were the scorers.
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===December===
 
===December===
 
*[[December 16]]: Under Prime Minister [[Alexandros Diomedes]], the martial law that was in place for the [[Hellenic Civil War]] was lifted in most areas of the country.
 
*[[December 16]]: Under Prime Minister [[Alexandros Diomedes]], the martial law that was in place for the [[Hellenic Civil War]] was lifted in most areas of the country.
  
 
==Births==
 
==Births==
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===April===
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*[[April 4]]: [[Litsa Diamanti]], singer
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*[[April 24]]: [[Paschalis Terzis]], singer
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===June===
 
===June===
 
*[[June 20]]: [[Vassilis Papakonstantinou]], singer
 
*[[June 20]]: [[Vassilis Papakonstantinou]], singer
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===July===
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*[[July 12]]: [[George Souris]], [[Greek-Australian]] politician
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*[[July 26]]: [[Walter Wagner]], footballer
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===August===
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*[[August 20]]: [[Nikolas Asimos]], singer
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===September===
 
===September===
 
*[[September 29]]: [[Giorgos Dalaras]], singer
 
*[[September 29]]: [[Giorgos Dalaras]], singer
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*[[November 19]]: [[Panos Kokkinopoulos]], movie director
 
*[[November 19]]: [[Panos Kokkinopoulos]], movie director
 
===December===
 
===December===
*[[December 17]]: [[Sotiris Kaiafas]], [[Cyprus|Cypriot]] footballer
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*[[December 11]]: [[Dimitris Kokolakis]], [[basketball]] player.
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*[[December 11]]: [[Eleni Gerasimidou]], actress.
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*[[December 17]]: [[Sotiris Kaiafas]], [[Cyprus|Cypriot]] footballer.
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*[[December 21]]: [[Nikolaos Sifounakis]], politician.
  
 
==Deaths==
 
==Deaths==
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===March===
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*[[March 11]]: [[Anastasios Charalabis]], interim Prime Minister of Greece.
 
===May===
 
===May===
 
*[[May 20]]: [[Archbishop Damaskinos]]
 
*[[May 20]]: [[Archbishop Damaskinos]]
 
===June===
 
===June===
*[[June 24]]: [[Themistoklis Sofoulis]], incumbent prime minister  
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*[[June 24]]: [[Themistoklis Sofoulis]], incumbent prime minister
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===July===
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*Date Unknown: [[Aristides Stergiadis]], former High Commissioner of [[Smyrna]].
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===September===
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*[[September 19]]: [[Nikos Skalkotas]], composer
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*[[September 28]]: [[Chrysanthus]], [[Archbishop of Athens]].
  
  
 
[[Category:Years]]
 
[[Category:Years]]
 
[[Category:1949]]
 
[[Category:1949]]

Latest revision as of 18:28, November 4, 2011

Events

January

February

March

  • March 22: Communists blow up the power station of Xylokastro but are slain by national forces.

April

May

June

July

  • July 10: Marshall Tito closes the border between Yugoslavia and Greece. This action led to the rapid defeat of the communists during the Greek Civil War.
  • July 23: A powerful earthquake (6.7 on the Richter scale) strikes the island of Chios.
  • July 23: The Cyprus National Football Team play their first international: a 3-0 loss to Israel in Tel-Aviv.
  • July 29: 700 political prisoners are released from Makronisos after signing an affidavit of repentance.

August

October

November

December

Births

April

June

July

August

September

November

December

Deaths

March

May

June

July

September