What happened like today in Greece and the world.
235: Maximinus Thrace is proclaimed emperor. He is the first foreigner to ascend the Roman throne.
1602: The Dutch East India Company is founded.
1800: Italian physicist Alessandro Volta announces in a letter to his English friend, Sir Joseph Banks, that he has discovered the battery.
1815: Napoleon Bonaparte returns to Paris after escaping from the island of Elba, where he was in exile. It is followed by 140,000 soldiers and 200,000 volunteers to begin the second period of his rule.
1834: Theodoros Kolokotronis and Dimitrios Plapoutas are referred to trial on charges of conspiracy and ultimate betrayal.
1835: The first municipal elections in Greece are taking place. It lasted 5 days (March 15 – 20).
1852: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s book “The Barba of Thomas Barba” is published, which will sell over 300,000 copies in three months.
1900: Serbian physicist Nikola Tesla receives a patent for the wireless transmission of electricity.
1916: Albert Einstein publishes the Theory of Relativity.
1929: PAOK, after the absorption of AEK Thessaloniki, retains its colors, black and white, but gets a stadium and an emblem. Thus, its signal is changed from the four-leaf clover to the double-headed eagle.
1933Franklin Roosevelt is elected President of the United States, who begins the economic recovery of the country, which is plagued by the crash of the 1920s. The policy that followed will become known as the “New Deal”.
1933: In Germany, the Nazis open the first concentration camp in Dachau.
1947: Giannis Zevgos, a leading member of the KKE and the EAM, is assassinated in Thessaloniki.
1952: The Greek Prime Minister, Nikolaos Plastiras, suffers from a severe hemiplegia. Sophocles Venizelos is taking over the official duties of Prime Minister.
1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono are getting married in Gibraltar.
1986: Jacques Chirac becomes Prime Minister of France.
1987: The World Medicines Agency approves the launch of AZT, the first anti-AIDS drug.
1991: Eric Clapton loses his son, Conor, when at the age of 5 the little one falls from the 53rd floor of a skyscraper. The great rocker will write “Tears in Haven” in his honor.
1996: Panathinaikos defeats OAKA 3-0 against Legia Warsaw in a match for the quarterfinals of the Champions League and qualifies triumphantly in the “4” of the tournament. The first match in the Polish capital had ended in a goalless draw (0-0).
1997: The novelist, Galatia Saranti, is the first woman to be elected a full member of the Academy of Athens.
2003: The US bombing of Baghdad begins. US and British troops are invading the country claiming to have weapons of mass destruction.
2006: ERT launches a free digital television program entitled “ERT Digital”. In the context of this digital television, the channels Sport +, Prisma + and Cine + broadcast.
2007: Taha Yassin Ramadan, a former vice president of Saddam Hussein’s regime, is being hanged in Iraq.
2021A magnitude 7.2 earthquake shakes off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture in Japan, causing tsunami waves of up to 1 meter.
2021: The Organizing Committee of the Tokyo Summer Olympics and Paralympics announces that foreign spectators will not be allowed to enter Japan to watch the Games due to fears of the spread of COVID-19.
1502 – Pierino Belli, Italian military and lawyer
1531 – Antonios, claimant to the throne of Portugal
1572 – Otto III of Harburg, Duke of Braunschweig-Lüneburg
1725 – Abdul Hamid I, Ottoman Sultan
1770 – Friedrich Heilderlin, German writer
1820 – Alexander Ioannis Kouzas, ruler of Romania
1828 – Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian writer
1836 – Edward Powder, British painter
1879 – Mont Menden, Canadian biochemist
1891 – Edmund Goulding, English director
1904 – Burroughs Frederick Skinner, American psychologist
1915 – Sviatoslav Richter, Soviet pianist
1931 – Dinos Christianopoulos, Greek writer
1939 – Dimitri Michalas, American astronomer and writer of Greek descent
1940 – Stathis Haitas, Greek football player
1948 – Nikos Papazoglou, Greek songwriter
1950 – William Hurt, American actor
1954 – Liana Kanelli, Greek journalist and politician
1956 – Kathryn Ashton, English politician
1958 – Holly Hunter, American actress
1959 – Sting (pronounced Steven Borden), American wrestler
1963 – Miroslav Lajκκk, Slovak diplomat
1963 – Jelena Romanova, Russian athlete
1976 – Chester Bennington, American musician
1980 – Robertas Giavtokas, Lithuanian basketball player
1984 – Fernando Torres, Spanish footballer
1191 – Pope Clement III
1239 – Herman von Zaltza, Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights
1390 – Alexios III Megas Komnenos, emperor of Trebizond
1413 – Henry IV, King of England
1440 – Sigismund Kestutaitis, Grand Duke of Lithuania
1568 – Albert, Duke of Prussia
1619 – Matthias, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire
1746 – Nicolas de Larzilier, French painter
1771 – Louis-Michel van Lou, French painter
1816 – Maria I, Queen of Portugal
1835 – Jean-Marie-Joseph Koutel, French engineer and aerostatist
1925 – George Carzon, British politician and regent of India
1929 – Ferdinand Foss, French soldier
1931 – Hermann Miller, German politician
1943 – Heinrich Zimmer, German Indologist
1948 – Aventis Acharonian, Armenian poet
1964 – Brendan Bian, Irish writer
1966 – Dimitrios Galanis, Greek engraver
1983 – Ivan Vinogradov, Russian mathematician
1983 – Ioannis Spyrou, Greek politician
1990 – Lev Yassin, Soviet soccer player
1992 – Bruno Lavanini, Italian scholar and Byzantine scholar
1993 – Polycarp Cush, American physicist
1995 – Big John Stand, American wrestler
1997 – Andreas Lentakis, Greek politician, thinker and writer
2004 – Andreas Theodorou, Cypriot theologian
2004 – Julian, Queen of the Netherlands
2009 – Abdelatif Philali, Moroccan politician
2010 – Giria Prasad Koirala, Nepalese politician
2013 – Zilur Rahman, President of Bangladesh
2014 – Iniaki Askuna, Spanish politician
2015 – Anthony Jude Perrault, American drummer
2017 – John Gicheno, politician from Papua New Guinea
2017 – David Rockefeller, American banker
Source: News Beast