Phantis:Selected anniversaries/April 17
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- 1897: The Greek Army, under Brig. Gen. Konstantinos Smolenskis, defeated the Turks at Velestino. This was the only Greek victory in the Greco-Turkish War (1897).
- 1944: Communist resistance group ELAS attacked and annihilated EKKA, a republican resistance group. EKKA leader, Dimitrios Psaros, was captured and executed.
- 1994: Andreas Papandreou was re-elected party leader of PASOK.
- Births: Evangelos Averoff-Tossizza, politician, writer (1910), Theodoros Angelopoulos, producer (1935)
- Deaths: Sotiris Spatharis, master of the "shadow theatre" (Karagiozis) (1974), Takis Miliadis, comic (1985), Yiannis Latsis, shipowner (2003); Anna Kalouta, actress (2010); Nikos Papazoglou, singer-songwriter (2011)