Arm points to existence of at least seven statues from Greek shipwreck, already the source of most extensive and exciting
The funeral for Hellenic Air Force pilot Giorgos Baltadoros, who died when his one-seater Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet crashed into the sea off the island of Skyros, was held at his home in Morfovouni in Karditsa on Saturday.
The jet piloted by 34-year-old Giorgos Baltadoros plunged into the sea on Thursday morning, about nine miles out of Skyros, as he was returning from a mission to intercept a pair of Turkish F-16s that had violated Greek air space.
The funeral was attended by friends, family, colleagues and a number of officials, among them Defence Minister Panos Kammenos, Alternate Defence Minister Fotis Kouvelis, Deputy Rural Development and Foods Minister Vassilis Kokkalis, main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Centrists’ Union party leader Vassilis Leventis, ND Vice-President Adonis Georgiadis, MPs and local government officials.
On This Day
- 1914: Louis Tikas, Greek-American labor organizer, was slain in the "Ludlow Massacre"
- 1946: Stelios Kyriakidis won the Boston Marathon with a record-breaking time of 2hr 29m 27s."
- 1961: Father Kosmas Aitolos was proclaimed a saint by the Eastern Orthodox Church.
- 2000: Panathinaikos defeated Maccabi 73-67 and won the Euroleague for the second time in their history.
- Births: Yiannis Gaitatzis, football player (1944).
- Deaths: Louis Tikas, Greek-American labour organiser (1914), Manolis Triantafyllidis, linguistic expert and Demotic language advocate (1959), Timos Perlegas, actor (1993), Nikos Rizos, actor (1999)
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