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- 1854: French and British war ships blockade Piraeus harbour during the Crimean War. The crews spread a cholera epidemic that decimates the population of the greater Athens area.
- 1921: Serious disorders in Egypt cost the lives of 50 persons as natives attack Greek expatriates.
- 1928: The Bank of Greece begins operations under director Alexandros Diomedes.
- 1962: Princess Sofia of Greece marries future King Juan Carlos de Borbon of Spain.
- 1967: Palace Priest Hieronymus is elected Archbishop of Athens.