Phantis:Selected anniversaries/May 1
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- 1894: May Day was celebrated for the first time in Greece.
- 1925: Cyprus was declared a Crown colony.
- 1944: 200 Greek patriots were executed by the Nazis at Kaisariani.
- 1948: Justice Minister, Christos Ladas, was assassinated during the Greek Civil War.
- 1967: Footballer Mimis Domazos married popular singer Vicky Moscholiou.
- 1983: Composer Mikis Theodorakis received the Lenin Award.
- 1997: The birth of Phantis
- Births: Yiannis Ritsos, poet (1909).
- Deaths: Arcadius, first Byzantine emperor to rule exclusively in the East (408), Alekos Panagoulis, MP and would-be assassin (1976).