See the most important events that happened today in Greece and in the world
1885 The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York harbor as a gift from the French to the Americans.
1917 Greece officially enters World War I.
1961 The new tourist hotel of Parnitha “Mon Parnes” is inaugurated by the Minister of the Presidency Konstantinos Tsatsos, in the presence of the Prime Minister Konstantinos Karamanlis.
1964 The match between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos for the Greek Cup is interrupted in the 115th minute of overtime. Enraged fans of both teams, who believe the match is fixed, completely destroy the stadium on Alexandra Avenue. In its normal duration, the match ended in a 1-1 draw (Domazos – Neofotistos). After this development, AEK emerges as the Greek Cup winner without a contest.
1972 Five men are arrested while trying to plant a surveillance system in the Democratic Party’s executive office in Washington’s Watergate building. The ensuing scandal would result in President Nixon’s resignation in 1974.
2012 The great rise of New Democracy and SYRIZA and the great fall of the KKE are the main characteristics of the parliamentary elections in Greece. The results: ND 29.66% (129 seats), SYRIZA 26.89% (71), PASOK 12.28% (33), Independent Greeks 7.51% (20), Golden Dawn 6.92% (18) , DIMAR 6.26% (17), KKE 4.50% (12).
1898 Maurice Cornelis Escher, Dutch engraver and graphic artist. He was primarily recognized by scientists and mathematicians, while his fame took off in the 60s when hippies discovered him, considering him the pioneer of psychedelic art. (D. 27/3/1972)
1920 François Jacomb, Nobel laureate French biologist, who distinguished himself for his research in the genetic control of enzymes, the genetic mechanisms of microorganisms (bacteria and viruses) and in general in molecular biology. (Thu. 19/4/2013)
1936 Ken Loach, British film director.
1996 Thomas Kuhn, American philosopher of science, author of the book “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions”. (Born 18/7/1922)
2007 Gianfranco Ferre, Italian dressmaker. (Born 15/8/1944)
2019 Stelios Vamvakaris, Greek folk composer and master of the bouzouki. (Born 2/3/1947)
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