Today in Greek War of Independence History

Historical Events

  • 1770-05-26 The Orlov Revolt, a first attempt to revolt against the Turks before the Greek War of Independence ends in disaster for the Greeks.
  • 1821-03-21 First revolutionary act in Monastery of Agia Lavra, Kalavryta, Greek War of Independence.
  • 1821-03-23 Battle and fall of city of Kalamata, Greek War of Independence.
  • 1821-05-08 Greek War of Independence: Greeks defeat the Turks in Gravia
  • 1821-05-12 The first major battle of the Greek War of Independence against the Turks occurs in Valtetsi.
  • 1822-01-14 Greek War of Independence: Acrocorinth is captured by Theodoros Kolokotronis and Demetrius Ypsilanti.
  • 1822-01-15 Greek War of Independence: Demetrius Ypsilanti is elected president of the legislative assembly.
  • 1822-05-16 Greek War of Independence: Turks capture the Greek town of Souli.
  • 1824-06-21 Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea.
  • 1827-06-05 Turks capture the Acropolis & take Athens during Greek War of Independence
  • 1834-04-03 The generals in the Greek War of Independence stand trial for treason.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1786-05-15 General Dimitris Plapoutas, a Revolutionary in the Greek War of Independence (d. 1864)

Famous Deaths

  • 1825-06-05 Odysseas Androutsos, hero in the Greek War of Independence
  • 1835-06-24 Andreas Vokos Miaoulis, Greek admiral and politician, commander of Greek naval forces in Greek War of Independence (b. 1769)