National dialogue on the major open national issues as well as on the social cohesion will launch the government, stated Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in an interview to the Sunday edition of Ethnos newspaper.
1908: An unknown disease destroyed oak trees in Crete. Inhabitants performed a litany and brought the Holy Belt (Αγία Ζώνη) from Mount Athos (Άγιον Όρος) for that purpose.
1940: The Greek army liberated the town of Moschopolis (known in Albanian as Voskopoja and in Aromanian as Moscopole) of Northern Epirus (southern Albania) during the counter-offensive operations against the Italians in WWII
1953: Spiros Markezinis, unofficially the Finance Minister of the Alexandros Papagos government, announced that he will proceed with "cutting off three zeroes from the currency bills." The value of the drachma against the dollar becomes 1 to 30 and not 1 to 30,000 as it had been.
Countries thrive or fall often by the strength of their institutions. Greece is undergoing a multi-faceted crisis as its institutions lack legitimacy. The PAO v. OSFP soccer game only highlighted this legitimacy crisis.