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325: Nearchus, commander of the fleet of Alexander the Great, arrives in Sangada, India and renams it the Port of Alexander.
1776: A group of Spanish missionaries establish a city in the western United States, now called San Francisco.
1855: The American inventor, Isaac Singer, patents the motor for a sewing machine.
1874: The Universal Postal Union is founded in Bern.
1902: Sports journalism is officially launched in Greece. G. Pop's newspaper "Athens" announces that it will publish free announcements of sports clubs, if of course it has relevant information from them.
1912: The Greek Fleet, under Admiral Koundouriotis, occupies Lemnos
1915: Austrian and German forces occupy Belgrade, with the help of the Bulgarians. On the same day, the British offered Cyprus to Greece, provided it sided with the Allies. Greece demands the presence of at least 400.000 allied troops and secured exchanges.
1920: It is revealed that the hoplites accused of the murder of Ionas Dragoumis are Chalkiadakis, Daskalogrigorakorakis, Karavanakis, Giannedakis, Kolitsakis, Christodoulakis and Mavrogenis.
1923: With the reason of the ban on alcoholic beverages, 5.000 stores are closed in Istanbul, most of them in Greek.
1931: The Venizelos government is cutting the salaries of civil servants by 4% of the lower and by 6% of the upper, due to the poor economic situation of the country.
1944: During the meeting of Churchill and Stalin in Moscow, it is agreed that Greece will remain in the British sphere of influence (Agreement of Percentages or Moscow). The content of the agreement is ignored by the Greek political leadership, but also by the KKE leadership.
1944: The Nazis bomb Athens, three days before leaving the city. Six are dead and 22 are injured.
1962: Uganda declares independence within the Commonwealth, after 70 years of British rule.
1963In Italy, a dam collapse in the Dolomite Alps kills more than 2.000 people when the Vaydon breaks, flooding Logarρονn and three other villages in the northeastern country.
1967Argentine revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara was assassinated in the Bolivian jungle at a primary school in the Bolivian village of La Igera, where he was transferred by the CIA with the help of the Bolivian Army. The previous day he had fallen into an ambush with the 17 guerrillas he had left. Che was an inspired internationalist revolutionary, a true communist and one of the pioneers of the Cuban Revolution.
1973: Israeli warplanes strike Damascus, killing more than 100
1974: The new Greek Government is sworn in, under Konstantinos Karamanlis.
1975: Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Russian naturalist and substitute Andrei Sakharov. He will be picked up by his wife Jelena Bonner, as he was not allowed to leave the country.
1981: The death penalty is abolished in France.
1986Nicaragua shoots down US plane, killing two and capturing a CIA agent who confesses to organizing supply flights for Contra guerrillas.
1995: With 102 votes in favor, one against and two abstentions, the Macedonian Parliament ratifies the interim agreement signed by Greece and FYROM in New York.
1996: A magnitude 6,5 earthquake with a focus on Paphos is felt in Cyprus, Crete and the Dodecanese, with a death toll of 2 dead and 50 injured.
2002: The relevant committee announces that Cyprus, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Malta and Hungary meet the Copenhagen criteria for their accession to the European Union. Bulgaria and Romania are referred for 2007. No date has been set for the start of accession negotiations with Turkey.
2004: The first democratic presidential elections are being held in Afghanistan, with a lot of problems. Hamid Karzai will be elected president.
2005: An official announcement by the China Cartographic Service states that Mount Everest is 3,7 meters lower than we know.
2006: North Korea conducts its first nuclear test, causing global outcry. On the same day, the UN Security Council selects South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon as the sole candidate for the post of Secretary-General. of the Agency for the period 2007-2011.
1261 - Dionysius, King of Portugal
1328 - Peter I, King of Cyprus
1757 - Charles I, King of France
1771 - Frederick William of Braunschweig, German nobleman
1777 - Edward Hawk Locker, English watercolorist
1835 - Camille Saint-Saens, French composer and conductor
1852 - Emil Fischer, German chemist
1858 - Gerard Phillips, Dutch industrialist
1866 - Emine Nazikeda Cadinefendi, Ottoman sultan
1874 - Nicholas Rairich, Russian painter
1879 - Max von Laue, German physicist
1888 - Nikolai Bukharin, Russian politician
1892 - Ivo Andric, Yugoslav writer
1906 - Leopold Cedar Sangor, Senegalese poet and politician
1907 - Horst Wessel, German officer of the Sturmabteilung
1907 - Jacques Tati, French director and actor
1918 - Howard Hunt, American CIA agent and author
1918 - Lila Kentrova, Russian actress
1938 - Heinz Fischer, Austrian politician
1940 - John Lennon, English musician and singer
1944 - John Edwistle, English bassist
1946 - Dimitris Konstantaras, Greek journalist
1947 - Frans Gall, French singer
1950 - Jodi Williams, American activist
1952 - Andrew George, Scottish diplomat
1959 - Baris Nemtsov, Russian politician
1962 - Jorge Burusaga, Argentine footballer
1962 - Nikos Hatzinikolaou, Greek journalist
1964 - Guillermo del Toro, Mexican director
1966 - David Cameron, English politician
1967 - Eddie Guerrero, American wrestler
1969 - Steve McQueen, British director
1969 - Polly Jean Harvey, English songwriter
1973 - Oliver Macor, Liberian footballer
1976 - Adriana Babali, Greek singer
1981 - Rupert Fred, English actor
1981 - Darius Miles, American basketball player
1986 - Lor Manodou, French swimmer
1047 - Pope Clement II
1179 - Ondon de Saint-Aman, Grand Master of the Knights Templar
1390 - John I, King of Castile
1469 - Filippo Lippi, Italian artist
1476 - Stefan Brankovic, Serbian ruler
1562 - Gabriele Falopio, Italian anatomist and physician
1831 - Ioannis Kapodistrias, Greek politician
1841 - Karl Friedrich Sinkel, German architect
1930 - Enrico Forlanini, Italian engineer and inventor
1934 - Alexander I, King of Yugoslavia
1934 - Louis Bartou, French politician
1937 - George Kantakouzinos-Granitserul, Romanian soldier of Greek descent
1943 - Peter Zeemann, Dutch physicist
1958 - Pope Pius II
1967 - Ernesto Che Guevara, Argentine revolutionary
1967 - Andre Moreau, French writer
1972 - Miriam Hopkins, American actress
1974 - Oscar Schindler, German businessman
1978 - Jacques Brel, Belgian songwriter
1981 - Niki Yakovlev, Greek composer
1982 - Anna Freud, Austrian psychoanalyst
1983 - Antonis Papadopoulos, Greek actor
1989 - Klearchos Konitsiotis, Greek film producer
1995 - Alec Douglas Hume, English politician
2002 - Eileen Warnos, American murderer
2002 - Carlo Livore, Italian javelin thrower
2005 - Stella Stratigou, Greek actress
2010 - Zekaria Sitchin, Azeri writer
2011 - Antonis Christeas, Greek basketball player and coach
2012 - Harris Savvidis, American cameraman of Greek descent
2016 - Andrei Vaida, Polish director
2017 - Jean Rochefort, French actor