Phantis:Selected anniversaries/June 4

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June 4

  • 1878: Cyprus Convention: The Ottoman Empire cedes Cyprus to the United Kingdom but retains nominal title.
  • 1959: Greece rejected a Soviet note urging that no missile bases be established on Greek soil.
  • 1977: Greece releases five British plane-spotters imprisoned for spying; they were released after 10 weeks in jail. {BBC)
  • 1993: FYROM reject Slobodan Milosevic's initiative to settle their dispute with Greece by being known as "Slavic Macedonia"
  • 1993: Greece claims that she lost $2.6 billion on account of the EU embargo against Yugoslavia.



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