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- 1827: Alexandros Ypsilantis is released from prison by Austrian authorities.
- 1835: King Ludwig of Bavaria (father of King Otto) visits Athens.
- 1892: A young Frenchmen named Pierre de Coubertin, first pitched his idea to revive the Olympic Games at a meeting of the Union des Sports Athlétiques in Paris.
- 1942: Guerrilas from both EDES and ELAS blow up the Gorgopotamos Bridge used by Germans to supply Gen. Rommel's Afrika Korps.
- 1963: Queen Frederica attends the funeral of US President John F. Kennedy on behalf of Greece.
- 1973: A coup was orchestrated by the head of the feared military police, Brigadier Dimitrios Ioannides and deposed Greek Government headed by self-appointed President George Papadopoulos, after weeks of unrest.
- 1987: Constantine Simitis, then Minister of National Economy, resigned because he felt that his policies were being undermined.
- 2006: The bodies of the five young men - two brothers and three cousins - were found in woodland in the Kalyvia, Agrinio region. They had each been shot at least twice in what appeared to have been an execution-style killing.
- 1949: The National Football Team of Greece defeat Syria 8-0 in the greatest win ever. Antonis Papantoniou (3), Angelos Vasiliadis (2), Kleanthis Maropoulos and Yiannis Nembidis (2) were the scorers.
- 1987: Panathinaikos lose 5-2 to Honved, in Hungary, for the UEFA Cup. They will overturn the result two weeks later in Athens.
- 2006: Aris Gregoriadis sets a Greek record for 100m freestyle swimming at a Volos meeting with a time of 48:76. He held the previous record (49:06), set one week previously at Thessaloniki.
- 1957: Prince George of Greece, former High Commissioner of Crete
- 1957: Michail Stefanidis, member of the Academy of Athens