The most important events… as of today – Corfu Today – Corfu News

The most important events… as of today – Corfu Today – Corfu News
The most important events… as of today – Corfu Today – Corfu News

Celebrate
Anthimos, Anthimia, Archontion, Archontis, Archontia, Polydoros, Polydora, Phoebus, Phoebe.

Anniversaries
World Beard Day
Facts
401 e.g. The Persian king Artaxerxes II defeats his brother and claimant to the throne Cyrus at the Battle of Kounaxa. A body of 10,000 Greek mercenaries, the famous “Myrioi”, who were praised by Xenophon in the play “Kyros Anavasis”, lined up on Cyrus’ side.
301 The Serene Republic of San Marino, one of the smallest states in the world, is founded by Marino of Rab.
1843 In Athens, the revolutionaries led by colonel Kalergi force Otho to grant a Constitution.
1960 The first TV station of PPC broadcasts from the site of the International Exhibition of Thessaloniki and the same evening Konstantinos Karamanlis inaugurates the 25th TEC.
1974 Andreas Papandreou founds the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK).
2004 Tragedy in Beslan, North Ossetia. Russian security forces storm a school seized by Chechen rebels. The dead reach 344, among them 172 children.

Births
1875 Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian car manufacturer, founder of the eponymous automobile industry and designer of the legendary Scarab, is born. (D. 30/1/1951)

1926 Irini Papa, stage name of Irini Lelekou, Greek actress with an international career, is born.

1947 Mario Draghi, Italian economist, president of the European Central Bank, is born.

Deaths
1983 Elli Lampeti, stage name of Eleni Loukou, Greek actress, dies. (Born 13/4/1926)

1991 Frank Capra, Italian-American film director, dies. (Born 18/5/1897)

1994 Nikos Chatzikyriakos-Gikas, Greek painter and sculptor, dies. (Born 26/2/1906)

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