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===January===
 
===January===
 
*[[January 7]]: PM [[Kyriakos Mitsotakis]] visits the White House for talks with US President Donald Trump.
 
*[[January 7]]: PM [[Kyriakos Mitsotakis]] visits the White House for talks with US President Donald Trump.
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*[[January 22]]: [[Katerina Sakellaropoulou]] is elected to serve as the first female [[President of Greece]].
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*[[January 24]]: Fitch Ratings upgrades the credit ratings of [[Greece]] to BB (from BB-).
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===February===
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*[[February 24]]: The [[Athens Stock Exchange]] index crashes with a drop of 8.36%.
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*[[February 26]]: Violent protests break out on the island of [[Lesbos]] over the proposed construction of new migrant camps.
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*[[February 26]]: First person in [[Greece]] diagnosed with the Coronavirus.
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*[[February 29]]: Turkey sends thousands of illegal migrants to the Greek border where they are met by riot police and army units.
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===March===
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*[[March 5]]: It is announced that, so far, 31 Greeks have been infected by the Coronavirus. At [[Rethymno]], the local university closes for three days, due to a suspected case, while Panteios suspends classes for two.
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*[[March 11]]: Schools and nurseries throughout Greece are closed for two weeks due to the Coronavirus.
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*[[March 12]]:  Greece reports its first fatality from a coronavirus infection: a 66-year-old man who had returned from a religious pilgrimage to Israel and Egypt at the end of February.
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*[[March 13]]: [[Katerina Sakellaropoulou]] is sworn in as [[President of Greece]].
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*[[March 14]]: Two more people die in [[Greece]] from coronavirus infection, bringing the toll to three.
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*[[March 20]]: The coronavirus infection claims its 10th victim in [[Greece]]. The latest victim is a woman - the previous nine were all men.
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*[[March 21]]: An earthquake, measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale, strikes [[Parga]] and the surrounding area.
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===April===
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*[[April 14]]: Two people in [[Greece]] die of coronavirus pushing the total to 101.
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===May===
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*[[May 2]]: An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale strikes the seacoast south of [[Ierapetra]], [[Crete]], causing a mini-tsunami.
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*[[May 4]]: [[Greece]] begins to ease the restrictions imposed because of the Covid19 virus. Small shops are now allowed to re-open.
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*[[May 16]]: Four men die in a cave in [[Loutraki]] while searching for German World War II-loot.
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===June===
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*[[June 4]]: [[Haris Alexiou]] announces her retirement during an interview on the TV show “Katalili ora” due to persisting voice problems.
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*[[June 16]]: PM [[Kyriakos Mitsotakis]] pays an official visit to Israel - his first since the outbreak of the Covid19 virus.
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===July===
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*[[July 22]]: A large wildfire breaks out in [[Corinthia prefecture]].
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*[[July 22]]: The death toll in [[Greece]], from COVID-19, reaches 200.
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*[[July 24]]: Church bells throughout [[Greece]] and [[Cyprus]] toll mournfully as Turkey converts [[Hagia Sophia]] into a mosque.
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*[[July 30]]: Health authorities in [[Greece]] confirm 65 new COVID-19 cases, in the last 24 hours, marking the largest single-day increase in new cases since the lockdown ended.
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===August===
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*[[August 9]]: Floods on the island of [[Euboea]] leave seven people dead.
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===September===
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*[[September 8]]: Fires destroy the migrant centre at Moria, [[Lesbos]], leaving 13,000 migrants homeless.
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*[[September 12]]: [[AEK FC|AEK]] sets a new negative record losing the Cupfinal for a fourth consecutive year in a row. [[Olympiakos FC|Olympiakos]] wins 1-0.
  
 
==Deaths==
 
==Deaths==
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*[[January 5]]: [[Erika Breuer]], actress
 
*[[January 5]]: [[Erika Breuer]], actress
 
*[[January 17]]: [[Yiannis Michailidis]], footballer
 
*[[January 17]]: [[Yiannis Michailidis]], footballer
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*[[January 31]]: [[Dimitris Papadopoulos (OFI)|Dimitris Papadopoulos]], footballer
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===February===
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*[[February 26]]: [[Kostas Voutsas]], comic actor
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===March===
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*[[March 1]]: [[Andreas Papaemmanouel]], footballer
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*[[March 24]]: [[Notis Tsintoglou]], footballer
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*[[March 30]]: [[Manolis Glezos]], resistance fighter, politician
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===May===
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*[[May 1]]: [[Giorgos Zaimis]], olympic sailor, gold medalist
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*[[May 16]]: [[Gene Rossides]], [[Greek-American]] political appointee and political lobbyist
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===June===
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*[[June 23]]: [[Nikos Alefantos]], footballer and coach
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===July===
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*[[July 1]]: [[Christos Ambos]], footballer
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*[[July 10]]: [[Panagiotis Manias]], [[basketball]] player
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*[[July 22]]: [[Zacharias Haliabalias]], footballer
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*[[July 25]]: [[Thanasis Intzoglou]], footballer
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*[[July 28]]: [[Spyros Pomonis]], footballer
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===August===
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*[[August 5]]: [[Agathon Iakovidis]], musician
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*[[August 17]]: [[Savvas Theodoridis]], footballer
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*[[August 23]]: [[Yiannis Poulopoulos]], singer
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===September===
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*[[September 9]]: [[George Bizos]], Greek-South African civil rights lawyer
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*[[September 9]]: [[Nikos Yialamas]], footballer
  
 
[[Category:Years]]
 
[[Category:Years]]
 
[[Category:2020]]
 
[[Category:2020]]

Latest revision as of 19:45, September 19, 2020

Events

January

February

  • February 24: The Athens Stock Exchange index crashes with a drop of 8.36%.
  • February 26: Violent protests break out on the island of Lesbos over the proposed construction of new migrant camps.
  • February 26: First person in Greece diagnosed with the Coronavirus.
  • February 29: Turkey sends thousands of illegal migrants to the Greek border where they are met by riot police and army units.

March

  • March 5: It is announced that, so far, 31 Greeks have been infected by the Coronavirus. At Rethymno, the local university closes for three days, due to a suspected case, while Panteios suspends classes for two.
  • March 11: Schools and nurseries throughout Greece are closed for two weeks due to the Coronavirus.
  • March 12: Greece reports its first fatality from a coronavirus infection: a 66-year-old man who had returned from a religious pilgrimage to Israel and Egypt at the end of February.
  • March 13: Katerina Sakellaropoulou is sworn in as President of Greece.
  • March 14: Two more people die in Greece from coronavirus infection, bringing the toll to three.
  • March 20: The coronavirus infection claims its 10th victim in Greece. The latest victim is a woman - the previous nine were all men.
  • March 21: An earthquake, measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale, strikes Parga and the surrounding area.

April

  • April 14: Two people in Greece die of coronavirus pushing the total to 101.

May

  • May 2: An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale strikes the seacoast south of Ierapetra, Crete, causing a mini-tsunami.
  • May 4: Greece begins to ease the restrictions imposed because of the Covid19 virus. Small shops are now allowed to re-open.
  • May 16: Four men die in a cave in Loutraki while searching for German World War II-loot.

June

  • June 4: Haris Alexiou announces her retirement during an interview on the TV show “Katalili ora” due to persisting voice problems.
  • June 16: PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis pays an official visit to Israel - his first since the outbreak of the Covid19 virus.

July

August

September

  • September 8: Fires destroy the migrant centre at Moria, Lesbos, leaving 13,000 migrants homeless.
  • September 12: AEK sets a new negative record losing the Cupfinal for a fourth consecutive year in a row. Olympiakos wins 1-0.

Deaths

January

February

March

May

June

July

August

September