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- 1818: Theodoros Kolokotronis joins the Friendly Society (Filiki Eteria).
- 1834: The capital of Greece moves to Athens from Nafplion
- 1893: Charilaos Trikoupis declares bankruptcy for Greece and is credited with the quote "Δυστυχώς επτωχεύσαμεν" ("Unfortunately, we have bankrupted!") that he uttered while attending a parliamentary session.
- 1913: Crete officially becomes part of Greece. King Constantine I and Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos preside on an official ceremony of the raising of the Greek flag at Firkas Bastion.
- 1916: French and British forces land in Piraeus to occupy strategic posts in that city as well as Athens. They are met in ambush by royalist forces and battles take place with casualties on both sides. After their departure, a pogrom breaks out against Venizelists throughout Greece. These events went down in history as the November Events (Noemvriana) because they took place on November 18 (OS).
- 1944: Gen. Ronald Scobie issues a proclamation calling for the disolution of the National Popular Liberation Army. His call will go unheeded.
- 2005: Greek public opinion was rocked by an unprecedented crime for Greek police, committed on the island of Salamina. The culprits were three brothers, aged 7, 8 and 14, and the victim was a 78-year-old woman, whom they strangled in order to rob.
- 2010: Aris Thessaloniki defeat Atletico Madrid 3-2 and become the first Greek club to win a European competition match on Spanish soil.
- 1083: Anna Comnena, byzantine historian
- 1930: Giorgos Papavasiliou, athlete (3000m steeplechase, 5000m).
- 1943: Nicholas Negroponte, Greek-American architect and computer scientist