301 BC : Battle at Ipsos in Phrygia, between the descendants of Alexander the Great. Antigonus and his son Demetrius the Besieger are defeated by the combined forces of Seleucus, Ptolemy, Cassander and Lysimachus.

1892: Student riots break out in Athens, due to the imposition of university fees by the government of Harilaos Trikoupis.

1913: The three-day battle of Tzoumaya begins. The Greek Army continues its triumphant advance deep into Bulgarian territory. Eleftherios Venizelos is fighting in Bucharest to reach a favorable international agreement, but because Greece’s claims are not satisfied, military operations continue at the same time. From the front, King Constantine declares “I will make a truce with the Bulgarians in Sofia!”.

1965: The Greek government abolishes the beer monopoly in Greece held by FIX since 1864.

1974: The bloody coup of the Athens junta against President Makarios breaks out in Cyprus. The archbishop escapes, while the junta appoints a new “president” Nikos Sampson.

2006:The social networking site Twitter is launched.


1943: Loukianos Kilaidonis, Greek songwriter. (Thu. 7/2/2017)

1956: Joe Satriani, American virtuoso of the electric guitar.

1980: Michalis Zambidis, world kickboxing champion, also known as Iron Mike.


1015: Vladimir I Sviatoslavich, ruler of the Rus (Russians) of Kiev and declared a Saint for his great services to Christianity. (Gen. 960)

1899: George Averof, Greek merchant and national benefactor. (Born 8/15/1818)

1997: Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer. (Born 2/12/1946)