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April 21st, 1967: Greek Junta Places Country in Shackles

On April 21st, 1967, Greece woke up with a military junta taking over power and putting the country in shackles for seven years

April 21, 2017: The 50th Anniversary of a Dark Day in Greece's Modern History (video)

Athenians who are over 50 years old probably have some memories of that Spring morning of April in 1967, when the radio was playing military songs and the announcer was warning people to stay indoors because the Greek Armed Forces...

Stylianos Pattakos, Last 1967 Greek Coup Survivor, Dies at 103 Years

Stylianos Pattakos, a leader of the 1967 coup, died at the age of 103 following a stroke on Saturday. The last survivor of the coup that governed Greece for seven years will be remembered in history as a brigadier...

April 21: The Day of The Colonels and The Junta

April 21 is a day most Greeks remember with fear. It was 47 years ago, just weeks before scheduled elections, that a coup of far right-wing military officers seized power and plunged the country into seven years of dictatorial...