On this day in 1789 the Assembly of Classes in revolutionary France decides that all citizens are equal before the law. In 1914 France, Britain and Russia declare war on Turkey.
Like today 1931 the revolution of Cyprus is drowning in blood. The Greek people are on the side of the struggling Cypriot brothers. The 1961 heavy downpour hits Athens. 44 people lose their lives, 300 are injured and 3,700 are left homeless. The Kifisos river overflows, causing Liosia, Peristeri, Burnazi and Moschato to become a mud print on the map of Attica.
1492 Christopher Columbus learns about corn from the Cuban Indians.
1605 “The Gunpowder Plot”: Catholics led by Guy Fawkes attempt to blow up the British Parliament. The goal is to kill the tyrannical King James I and all his staff. The plan is revealed and the conspirators are arrested. They will be executed on January 31 by hanging and dismemberment.
1615 The Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Ibrahim I, was born.
1688 The “Glorious Revolution” begins in England. William III of Orange arrives in London. Overthrew the tyrannical James II Stuart with Tory and Whig support. Modern English parliamentarianism is founded.
1789 The Assembly of Classes in revolutionary France decides that all citizens are equal before the law.
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 “United States of the Ionian Islands”.
1828 Liberation of Livadia by the Greek forces of Dimitris Ypsilantis, after capitulation.
1838 Honduras declares its independence from Spain.
1879 The Scottish physicist who formulated the basic laws of electromagnetism in 1873, James Clark Maxwell, has died.
1911 Italy declares its sovereignty in Libya (Italo-Turkish War, 1911-1912).
1912 Volunteer corps from Epirus and 200 Cretans, under the Gendarmerie Major Spyros Spiromilios, disembarked at Heimarra and after a short struggle captured the Turkish garrison and liberated the city.
1912 After a two-day struggle, the VI Division expels the Turks and enters the Arnissa of Edessa.
1913 British actress, Vivian Leigh, is born.
1914 France, Britain and Russia declare war on Turkey.
1914 England declares the Anglo-Turkish Treaty of Constantinople (1878) invalid and announces the annexation of Cyprus, making it a “Crown Colony”.
1916 Poland is declared an autonomous kingdom by a deed signed by the emperors of Germany and Austria.
1931 The revolution of Cyprus is drowning in blood. The Greek people are on the side of the struggling Cypriot brothers.
1935 The Parker brothers market the board game ‘Monopoly’.
1936 IT guru, professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Michalis Dertouzos was born.
1940 Franklin Roosevelt is re-elected president of the USA for the third time.
1943 American writer, screenwriter and actor, Sam Shepard, is born.
1944 The National Council of the Political Committee of National Liberation (PEEA) decides on its self-dissolution.
[1945Colombia becomes a member of the UN.
1949 The Council of Europe decides to admit the Federal Republic of Germany and the Saar.
1956 The Suez crisis (which broke out due to the reactions mainly of Britain and France against the nationalization of the Suez Canal by Egypt) now takes the form of an open imperialist intervention. On the night of November 5-6, British and French land at Port Said, Egypt and occupy the canal.
1959 The last Nazi held for committing war crimes in Greece, Merten, is released by the Greek authorities and immediately deported to West Germany.
1961 Heavy downpour hits Athens. 44 people lose their lives, 300 are injured and 3,700 are left homeless. The Kifisos river overflows, causing Liosia, Peristeri, Burnazi and Moschato to become a mud print on the map of Attica.
1963 Archaeologists discover Viking ruins in Newfoundland, predating Columbus’ arrival in America by 500 years.
1968 Richard Nixon is elected the 37th president of the United States of America.
1977 The French writer, co-creator of Asterix, René Gossini, has died.
1979 The writer Kostas Kotzias dies.
1984 In Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega is elected president of the country.
1989 Parliamentary elections in Greece. New Democracy emerges as the winner with a percentage of 46.4% and 148 seats, which does not allow it to form an autonomous government.
1994 In the USA, former president Ronald Reagan announces, in a letter to the press, that he is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
1996 The Democratic candidate, President Bill Clinton, defeats his Republican opponent, Bob Dole, and is re-elected President of the United States.
1999 Business war in the US, as a court report describes Bill Gates’ Microsoft as a “monopoly”. Finally, the case ended in a settlement with the US Department of Justice and the company “fell into the open.”
2003 The Monaco side set a record goalscoring record in Champions League football history by beating La Coruna 8-3.
2004 The Kyoto Protocol to combat global warming is signed by the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin. Thus, the Protocol enters into force.
2006 Saddam Hussein and his associates are sentenced to death for the massacre of 148 Shiites in 1982.
2015 Actor Kostas Tsakonas has passed away.