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  • Chaeronea, Boeotia, Greece
    Wednesday Aug 3, 338

    Ancient Greece

    Battle of Chaeronea (338 BC)

    Chaeronea, Boeotia, Greece
    Wednesday Aug 3, 338

    Decisively defeating an allied army of Thebes and Athens at the Battle of Chaeronea (338 BC), he became de facto hegemon of all of Greece, except Sparta. He compelled the majority of the city-states to join the League of Corinth, allying them to him and imposing peace among them.




  • Crete, Greece
    Saturday Jul 21, 356

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    365 Crete Earthquake

    Crete, Greece
    Saturday Jul 21, 356

    The 365 Crete earthquake occurred at about sunrise on 21 July 365 in the Eastern Mediterranean, with an assumed epicentre near Crete. Geologists today estimate the undersea earthquake to have been a magnitude 8.0 or higher. The Crete earthquake was followed by a tsunami which devastated the southern and eastern coasts of the Mediterranean, particularly Libya, Alexandria and the Nile Delta, killing thousands and hurling ships 3 km (1.9 mi) inland.




  • Boeotia, Greece
    Wednesday Jul 7, 371

    Ancient Greece

    Battle of Leuctra

    Boeotia, Greece
    Wednesday Jul 7, 371

    The Spartan hegemony lasted another 16 years, until, when attempting to impose their will on the Thebans, the Spartans were defeated at Leuctra in 371 BC. The Theban general Epaminondas then led Theban troops into the Peloponnese, whereupon other city-states defected from the Spartan cause. The Thebans were thus able to march into Messenia and free the helot population.




  • Athens, Greece
    Monday Apr 6, 1896

    Martial arts

    Fencing and Greco-Roman wrestling were included in the 1896 Summer Olympics

    Athens, Greece
    Monday Apr 6, 1896

    Fencing and Greco-Roman wrestling were included in the 1896 Summer Olympics.




  • Salonika, Ottoman Empire (Now Thessaloniki, Greece)
    Friday Jul 24, 1908

    Armenian Genocide

    Armenians' hopes for equality in the Ottoman Empire brightened when a coup d'état staged by officers in the Ottoman Third Army

    Salonika, Ottoman Empire (Now Thessaloniki, Greece)
    Friday Jul 24, 1908

    On 24 July 1908, Armenians' hopes for equality in the Ottoman Empire brightened when a coup d'état staged by officers in the Ottoman Third Army based in Salonika removed Abdul Hamid II from power and restored the country to a constitutional monarchy. The officers were part of the Young Turk movement that wanted to reform administration of the perceived decadent state of the Ottoman Empire and modernize it to European standards.




  • Athens, Greece
    Wednesday Sep 27, 1922

    Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    King Constantine I was forced to abdicate

    Athens, Greece
    Wednesday Sep 27, 1922

    The war went badly for Greece, and the Turks made large gains. Philip's uncle and high commander of the Greek expeditionary force, King Constantine I, was blamed for the defeat and was forced to abdicate on 27 September 1922. The new military government arrested Prince Andrew, along with others. The commanding officer of the army, General Georgios Hatzianestis, and five senior politicians were arrested, tried, and executed in the Trial of the Six. Prince Andrew's life was also believed to be in danger, and Princess Alice was under surveillance.




  • Greece
    Sunday Jan 28, 1940

    World War II

    Greco-Italian War

    Greece
    Sunday Jan 28, 1940

    In October Italy attacked Greece, but the attack was repulsed with heavy Italian casualties; the campaign ended within months with minor territorial changes. The Greco-Italian War took place between Italy and Greece from 28 October 1940 to 23 April 1941. This local war began the Balkans Campaign of World War II between the Axis powers and the Allies. It turned into the Battle of Greece when British and German ground forces intervened early in 1941.


  • Crete, Greece
    Tuesday May 20, 1941

    World War II

    Battle of Crete

    Crete, Greece
    Tuesday May 20, 1941

    The Battle of Crete was fought on the Greek island of Crete, It began on the morning of 20 May 1941, when Nazi Germany began an airborne invasion of Crete. Greek and other Allied forces, along with Cretan civilians, defended the island.


  • Athens, Greece
    Monday May 14, 1962

    Juan Carlos I

    Marriage

    Athens, Greece
    Monday May 14, 1962

    Juan Carlos was married in Athens on 14 May 1962, to Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark, daughter of King Paul of Greece, first in a Roman Catholic ceremony at the Church of St. Denis, followed by a Greek Orthodox ceremony at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens. She converted from her Greek Orthodox religion to Roman Catholicism.


  • Athens, Greece
    Wednesday May 23, 2007

    Kaká

    Won the Champions League

    Athens, Greece
    Wednesday May 23, 2007

    Kaká won the Champions League title when Milan defeated Liverpool 2–1 on 23 May 2007, avenging the previous loss on penalties two years before.


  • Greece
    Saturday Jun 23, 2007

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    2007 Greek Forest Fires

    Greece
    Saturday Jun 23, 2007

    The 2007 Greek forest fires were a series of massive forest fires that broke out in several areas across Greece throughout the summer of 2007. The most destructive and lethal infernos broke out on 23 August, expanded rapidly and raged out of control until 27 August, until they were put out in early September. In total 84 people lost their lives because of the fires, including several fire fighters.


  • Greece
    Sunday Oct 28, 2012

    Christine Lagarde

    Hot Doc's List

    Greece
    Sunday Oct 28, 2012

    On 28 October 2012, Greek reporter and editor Kostas Vaxevanis claimed to be in possession of the list and published a document with more than 2,000 names in his magazine Hot Doc.


  • Greece
    Monday Jul 23, 2018

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    2018 Attica Wildfires

    Greece
    Monday Jul 23, 2018

    A series of wildfires in Greece, during the 2018 European heat wave, began in the coastal areas of Attica in July 2018. As of May 2019, 102 people were confirmed dead. The fires were the second-deadliest wildfire event in the 21st century, after the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in Australia that killed 180.


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