December 1st, 1913 – The Union of Crete with Greece

Like many Greek regions which revolted during the Greek War of Independence of 1821, Crete remained under Ottoman Control. Several major Cretan rebellions followed: 1841, 1858, 1866-69, 1878, 1895-98, and all were brutally put down. The continual fight for freedom by the Cretans maintained pressure on the Ottomans. In 1878, the Cretans secured some concessions,… Source

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