As of today, September 3, 2022

As of today, September 3, 2022
As of today, September 3, 2022

What happened like today in Greece and the world.

304: The Serene Republic of San Marino, known today as the state of San Marino, is founded by Marino of Rab.

863: The Byzantines score an important victory against the Arabs in the battle of Lalakaon.

1189: Richard the Lionheart is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey.

1783: Great Britain recognizes the USA as an independent state. The treaty ending the war of independence is signed in Paris.

1826: The first Greek warship arrives at the port of Nafplio. “Karteria” was captained by the English Philhellene, Frank Hastings, who had given money for its construction.

1843: King Otto, under the suffocating pressure of the people who have gathered in front of the palaces, is forced to grant a Constitution, the first of the Greek state.

1878: Two riverboats collide on the Thames, killing at least 640 people.

1892: Newton Heath – later Manchester United – play their first game against Blackburn Rovers at Edwood Park and lose 3-4.

1895: A revolution breaks out in Crete.

1912: The world’s first canning factory opens in England. It serves the needs of the Royal Navy.

1919: Italy gives women the right to vote.

1922: The last Greek troops leave Asia Minor.

1925: The first international handball match is played, Austria – Germany 6-3, in Heil.

1929: Security authorities arrest the entire staff of “Radicalist”, on the charge of high treason.

1937: Orson Welles directs and stars in ‘Les Miserables’, the first radio play from the Mercury Theater group.

1938: The 1940 Olympics move from Tokyo to Helsinki. They will eventually be postponed, after World War II breaks out.

1938: The Fourth International is founded, under the leadership of Leon Trotsky.

1939: Great Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declare war on Germany. The conflict is taking on global proportions.

1943: The invasion of the allied forces in the Italian Peninsula begins, with the first bridgeheads in Calabria being successful.

1947: Egypt is faced with the first cases of a cholera epidemic, where by the end of October it has degenerated, sending 7,000 people to their deaths.

1951: 37 Greek soldiers return to Greece from Korea, wounded.

1958: The famous Law 4000 to deal with young people who deviate from the desired behavior comes into force. The “tendiboys” are paraded and given haircuts “in color” to set an example.

1958: The European Court of Human Rights is established.

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.

1971: Qatar gains independence from Britain.

1972: The American, Bobby Fischer, defeats his Russian opponent, Boris Spassky, and is declared the world chess champion.

1974: PASOK is founded, with Andreas Papandreou as leader. The official presentation of the new party takes place on September 3, 1974 at the “King’s Palace” hotel in Athens, in the presence of 150 people, who are its founding core. Andreas Papandreou appears late in the event hall, wearing a white shirt and a wide leather belt. He reads the entire “statement of principles” and then hands it out to the journalists present, printed in a small green booklet.

1975: 188 people are killed in a Moroccan plane crash in the Atlas Mountains.

1978: Mimis Domazos wears the jersey of AEK.

1982: The president of France, François Mitterrand, is making an official visit to Athens.

1987: The government in Burundi by Pierre Buyoya is overthrown by a military coup.

1995: American online auction company e-bay is founded.

2000: Greece takes first place in the “AKROPOLIS” basketball tournament, defeating Russia in the final with 69-65. Dimitris Papanikolaou is named the tournament’s most valuable player.

2002: A pan-Hellenic boycott with the slogan “not a single euro in the market” is taking place in protest of the accuracy presented by many products.

2002: Kifissos overflows, as heavy rains hit Attica. The rushing waters carry away the makeshift dams made of sacks, which had been placed on its banks.

2003: The Western Regional Avenue of Ymittos is open to traffic. Drivers can now travel the Kesariani – Glyka Nera route in less than 7 minutes.

2004: The hostage situation of hundreds of children and their parents, in a school in Beslan in South Ossetia, ends in a tragic way. After Russian forces intervene, the attackers detonate explosives and execute at least 300 people. In total, the dead amount to 344, among them 172 children.

2006: The Greek national team in men’s basketball wins the silver medal at the World Championship in Japan, losing in the final to Spain with 70-47. It was preceded by the historic victory over the USA, in the semi-final.

2012: Panhellenium is shocked by the crime of passion with the victim of a priest, father of three children, on a plateau next to the national highway Pyrgos – Kyparissias, in Ilia. The perpetrator is a man who had an affair with the priest’s wife and who is sentenced by the Mixed Jury Criminal Court of Aigio to life imprisonment. The same sentence is reserved for the woman, who will be found guilty of moral complicity in homicide.

2020: The skeletons of 200 mammoths, 25 camels and five horses are discovered at a construction site at Mexico City’s Santa Lucía Airport. It surpasses the Mammoth Site, Hot Springs, South Dakota as the largest find of mammoth bones, which had 61 skeletons.

2021: The European Union and AstraZeneca reach a settlement to end litigation over the slow delivery of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, with an agreement requiring AstraZeneca to deliver the remaining 200 million doses of its vaccine to EU countries at the end of March 2022.

2021: Yoshihide Suga, Prime Minister of Japan, announces that he will not seek re-election after one year in office. Suga had replaced former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who resigned for health reasons in September 2020.


1392 – Filippo Maria Visconti, Duke of Milan

1530 – Ivan IV, Czar of Russia

1568 – Adriano Bankieri, Italian composer

1695 – Pietro Locatelli, Italian composer

1734 – Joseph Wright, English painter

1851 – Olga, Queen of Greece

1856 – Louis Sullivan, American architect

1859 – Jean Zores, French politician

1875 – Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian engineer and businessman

1895 – Giuseppe Bottai, Italian politician

1905 – Carl David Anderson, American physicist

1910 – Maurice Papon, French politician

1922 – Alexander Kazdan, Russian Byzantine scholar

1926 – Irini Pappa, Greek actress

1936 – Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisian politician

1940 – Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan journalist and writer


1947 – Mario Draghi, Italian banker and economist

1948 – Fotis Kouvelis, Greek lawyer and politician

1948 – Levi Mwanawasa, Zambian politician

1949 – Peter VII, Patriarch of Alexandria

1952 – Sehrazat Soilemezoglu, Turkish singer

1965 – Charlie Sheen, American actor

1971 – Kiran Desai, Indian writer

1976 – Nikos Deligiannis, Greek pole vaulter

1977 – Olof Melberg, Swedish football player

1979 – Julio Cesar Soares, Brazilian goalkeeper

1988 – Jerome Boateng, German soccer player


863 – Amr al-Aqta, Arab emir

1057 – Reginald I, Count of Burgundy

1120 – Brother Gerard, Italian monk

1402 – Gian Galeaccio Visconti, Duke of Milan

1420 – Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany

1658 – Oliver Cromwell, English soldier and politician

1730 – Nikolaos Mavrokordatos, ruler of Moldowallachia

1877 – Adolphe Thiers, French politician

1883 – Ivan Turgenev, Russian writer

1933 – Ioannis Foustanos, Greek physician

1948 – Eduard Benes, Czech politician

1962 – Edward Estlin Cummings, American poet

1964 – Dimitros Karabatis, Greek athlete

1965 – George Samuel, Greek soldier

1974 – Harry Parts, American composer

1983 – Elli Lampeti, Greek actress

1989 – Gaetano Sirea, Italian football player

1991 – Frank Capra, Italian director

1993 – Konstantinos Kalligas, Greek writer

1994 – Nikos Chatzikyriakos-Gikas, Greek artist

1997 – Michael Arnaoutis, Greek soldier

1999 – Dimitris Koutalianos, Greek wrestler

2001 – Pauline Kael, American film critic

2003 – Elias Petropoulos, Greek writer

2006 – George Theodosiadis, Greek director

2006 – Christina Spyraki, Greek politician and doctor

2008 – Ifigenia Chrysochou, Greek writer

2012 – Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor

2015 – Chandra Bahadur Dangi, world record holder for the shortest man

2016 – Thanos Anestopoulos, Greek singer

2017 – John Asbury, American poet

The article is in Greek

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