1605: The Gunpowder Plot. Catholics are trying to blow up the British Parliament. The plan is revealed and their leader, Guy Fawkes, is hanged.

1815: England and Russia sign a special treaty in Paris, according to which the Ionian Islands are placed under the protection of England under the name of the United States of the Ionian Islands.

1828: The Greek forces of Dimitrios Ypsilantis liberate Livadia, after a capitulation.

1935: The Parker brothers market the board game Monopoly.

1956: Research that has been published in our country reveals that 2 million Greeks do not know how to put their signature.

1968: Republican candidate Richard Nixon wins the US presidential election by just 335,000 votes over his Democratic opponent Hubert Humphrey. The final percentages of the vote were 43.6% for Nixon, 43% for Humphrey and 13% for George Wallace, former governor of Alabama. Together with Nixon, the Greek-American governor of the state of Maryland Spyros Agniou (Anagnostopoulos), from the Gargalians of Messinia, is elected as vice president.


1936: Michalis Dertouzos, Greek IT guru, professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and director of the Computer Science Research Laboratory. (D. 27/8/2001)

1943: Sam Sheppard, American actor and playwright. (Thu. 27/7/2017)

1956: Lavrentis Mahairitsas, Greek songwriter. (Thu. 9/9/2019)


1977: René Gossini, French comedian, co-creator of Asterix. (Born 14/8/1926)

1977: Alexei Stakhanov, Russian miner, who on the night of August 30-31, 1935, broke the record for coal mining by taking out in his shift of 5 hours and 45 minutes, 102 tons, with a 7-ton rate, corresponding to 14 rates. (Stakhanovism) (Born 3/1/1906)