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- 1453: A lunar eclipse occurs while Constantinople is under siege by the Ottoman Turks. The Byzantines take it as a bad omen since an old legend stated that Constantinople would never fall while the Moon was waxing.
- 1825: Laskarina Bouboulina, heroine of the Greek War of Independence, is shot dead after a family dispute with in-laws.
- 1922: Petros Protopapadakis forms a government.
- 1925: Constantine VI resigns as Patriarch of Constantinople.
- 1947: The Truman Doctrine was enacted as US Congress appropriated military and economic aid for Greece and Turkey.
- 1963: MP Grigoris Lambrakis is run down by a delivery truck driven by two right-wing extremists (Emmanouil Emmanouilidis and Spyros Gotzamanis) after delivering the keynote speech at a pacifist meeting in Thessaloniki. He will die five days later.
- 2006: The 19th century painting The Naughty Grandchild by Nikiforos Lytras became the most expensively sold piece of artwork by a Greek painter, going for 1.08 million euros at an auction at Sotheby's in London.
- 2011: Parliamentary elections take place in Cyprus. The Democratic Rally wins 34.27% of the vote and 20 seats in the House of Representatives. The governing AKEL party comes in second with 32.67% of the vote and 19 seats.
- 2016: The Democratic Rally wins the parliamentary elections in Cyprus with 30.68% of the vote. The elections were marked by a very high abstention rate (32.6% of all voters) as voters elect, for the first time, eight parties in the Cyprus House of Representatives including the far-right ELAM.
- 1960: Kostas Sfikas breaks the Greek record in the triple jump with 15.45m.
- 1994: Niki Xanthou breaks the Greek women's record in the long jump with a jump of 6.67m. The old record - 6.64m by Charoula Lambrou - had stood for 15 years.
- 2013: Apollon defeat AEL 2-1 in extra time to win the all-Limassol final of the Cyprus Football Cup.
- 1907: Ploutis Servas, Cypriot politician, founder of AKEL.
- 1927: Michael Constantine, Greek-American actor.
- 1950: Alekos Alavanos, politician
- 1965: Fanis Christodoulou, basketball player.
- 337: Constantine the Great, emperor of Byzantium.
- 1825: Laskarina Bouboulina, heroine of the Greek War of Independence.
- 1948: Georgios Tsolakoglou, general and quisling PM of Greece
- 1958: Sir Herbert Richmond Palmer, colonial governor of Cyprus in the 1930s.
- 2005: Charilaos Florakis, chairman of the Communist Party of Greece
- 2006: Kazimierz Gorski, football coach.