Phantis:Selected anniversaries/April 12
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- 1204: Constantinople fell to the Crusaders during the Fourth Crusade.
- 1820: Alexander Ypsilantis was chosen to lead Filiki Eteria.
- 1830: The Ottoman Empire accepted Greek independence.
- 1994: Greece and Albania expelled each others diplomats over an attack at an army base in Argyrokastro that Albania claimed was the work of Greek agents.
- Births: Ioannis Metaxas, General and politician who led Greece during the beginning of World War II (1871), Jimmy Makulis, Elafro singer (1935).
- Deaths: Nikos Mantzaros, composed the music to the Greek National Anthem (1872).