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- 527: Justinian I becomes Byzantine Emperor upon the death of Justin I.
- 1571: Famagusta falls to the Turks
- 1821: The first Greek newspaper, the "Greek Herald", is published in Kalamata.
- 1821: Monemvasia is liberated during the Greek Revolution.
- 1923: A powerful earthquake (6.6 on the Richter scale) strikes Crete.
- 1951: The United Democratic Left (EDA) party is founded by leftists.
- 1952: The Battleship Georgios Averof is decommissioned.
- 2006: Aris Grigoriadis wins a bronze medal at the European Swimming Championships, in 100m backstroke.
- 2012: Ilias Iliadis wins bronze in judo - the first medal won by Greece in the 2012 London Olympiad.