Phantis:Selected anniversaries/June 4

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June 4

  • 1878: Cyprus Convention: The Ottoman Empire ceded Cyprus to the United Kingdom but retained nominal title.
  • 1959: Greece rejected a Soviet note urging that no missile bases be established on Greek soil.
  • 1977: Greece released five British plane-spotters, imprisoned for spying, after 10 weeks in jail. (BBC)
  • 1993: FYROM rejected Slobodan Milosevic's initiative to settle their dispute with Greece by being known as "Slavic Macedonia"
  • 1993: Greece claimed that she lost $2.6 billion on account of the EU embargo against Yugoslavia.
  • Births: Socrates, ancient philosopher (470 BC); Karolos Papoulias, President of the Hellenic Republic (1929); Giourkas Seitaridis, football player (1981)
  • Deaths: Dinos Eliopoulos, actor (2001)

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