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Today is St Valentine's Day.
- 1898: An unsuccessful assassination attempt is made against King George I of Greece.
- 1930: A strong earthquake (6.7 on the Richter scale) strikes Crete.
- 1957: The trial of EOKA fighter, Evagoras Pallikaridis, commences.
- 1992: Tens of thousands protest in Thessaloniki against the use of the name "Macedonia" by FYROM.
- 1993: Glafkos Clerides is elected President of Cyprus defeating incumbent Georgios Vasiliou.
- 2006: After a broad government reshuffle, under PM Costas Karamanlis, Dora Bakoyanni is appointed Greek Foreign Minister, the first ever woman to hold the job.
- 2005: Minos Kyriakou is elected, almost unanimously, president of the Hellenic Olympic Committee, succeeding Lambis Nikolaou
- 2007: Vasilis Tsiartas retires from football
- 1884: Kostas Varnalis, writer.
- 1941: Paul Tsongas, Greek-American politician
- 1951: Christos Folias, politician
- 1966: Valerios Leonidis, weightlifter
- 1982: Irene Kokkinariou, athlete (3000m steeplechase)