Phantis:Selected anniversaries/May 14

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May 14

  • 1854: French and British war ships blockaded Piraeus harbour during the Crimean War. Their crews spread a cholera epidemic that decimated the population of the greater Athens area.
  • 1921: Serious disorders in Egypt cost the lives of 50 persons as natives attacked Greek expatriates.
  • 1962: Princess Sofia of Greece married future King Juan Carlos de Borbon of Spain.
  • Deaths: Despina Achladiotou, Greek folk heroine better known as "the Lady of Ro" (1982)

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