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  • 1961: Maria Callas performs in the ancient theatre of Epidaurus in the role of Medea.
  • 1964: The Cypriot National Guard attacks the Turkish-Cypriot village of Kokkina after reports that men and weapons were being smuggled there.
  • 1974: Despite the ceasefire in effect, Turkish troops assault and take Lapithos and Karavas.
  • 1976: Turkish ship "Sismik" violates Greek territorial waters.
  • 1983: A powerful earthquake (6.8 on the Richter scale) strikes Lemnos and the surrounding area.