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November 24

  • 1901: The National Theater (Royal Theater at the time) was established on St. Constantine Street in Athens
  • 1908: An unknown disease destroyed oak trees in Crete. Inhabitants performed a litany and brought the Holy Belt (Αγία Ζώνη) from Mount Athos (Άγιον Όρος) for that purpose.
  • 1940: The Greek army liberated the town of Moschopolis (known in Albanian as Voskopoja and in Aromanian as Moscopole) of Northern Epirus (southern Albania) during the counter-offensive operations against the Italians in WWII
  • 1953: Spiros Markezinis, unofficially the Finance Minister of the Alexandros Papagos government, announced that he will proceed with "cutting off three zeroes from the currency bills." The value of the drachma against the dollar becomes 1 to 30 and not 1 to 30,000 as it had been.
  • 1996: Miss Hellas, Irene Skliva, was crowned Miss World.

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The Art Gallery
Kanaris-lk01a002.jpg The blowing up of the Turkish flagship by Kanaris - a painting by Nikiforos Lytras, 143x109 cm. Averoff Gallery.



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