1826: The great battle begins in Arachova, where the star of Georgios Karaiskakis will shine. It will end on November 23, with a victorious outcome for Greek arms.

1902: The elections of November 17 are followed by governmental instability and conflicts between the followers of the two major factions, Deliyannik and Theotokiki. (Board)

1916: Landing of allied ships in Faliro and clashes with the Greek army. The target is King Constantine, who supports Greece’s neutrality in World War I. Greece is already divided into the “states” of Athens and Thessaloniki. (November)

1976: A Republic is established in Spain, after 37 years of General Franco’s dictatorship. The decision was taken by a vote of 425 to 59 from the Cortes, Spain’s Franco-appointed Parliament, and is seen as a personal triumph for interim Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez.

1983: The UN Security Council adopts resolution 541, which is proposed by Britain and condemns, among other things, the declaration of the pseudo-state by the Turkish Cypriots, with which the secession of part of the Republic of Cyprus is attempted. He considers it legally invalid and requests its revocation.

1989: The communist regime in Bulgaria collapses and with it its leader Todor Zhivkov.


1783: Santore di Santarosa, Italian Philhellene and fighter of the Greek Revolution. (D. 26/4/1825)

1906: Alec Isigonis, Greek-born Briton who designed the Mini Cooper car. (D. 2/10/1988)

1934: Vassilis Vasilikos, writer from Thassos. (“Zeta”)


1830: Johann Adam Weishaupt, German philosopher and founder of the Illuminati secret sect. (Born 6/2/1748)

1922: Marcel Proust, French writer. (“In Search of Lost Time”) (Born 10/7/1871)

1940: Mimis Pierrakos, Greek international football player of Panathinaikos, who died heroically fighting in the Greco-Italian war. (Born 1909)