April 30

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  • 1941: Gen. Georgios Tsolakoglou is sworn in as PM of occupied Greece.
  • 1942: The Greek government announces that bread will be distributed three times a week. Each person possessing the appropriate coupon will be entitled to 80 drams (250 grams) of bread each time.
  • 1949: Two new prefectures are formed by law: Corinthia and Pieria.
  • 1954: A major earthquake (7.0 on the Richter scale) strikes Thessaly leaving 25 dead and 117 injured.