Army officers in Greece stage coup, seize power 50 years ago this hour #OTD #OnThisDay (Apr 21 1967)


Video: 'Jounta in Greece 21/4/1967'

(Friday, April 21, 1967, 2:00 a.m. EET) — A few days before the general election in Greece, Colonel George Papadopoulos today led a coup d’état, seizing power and creating a military dictatorship that ruled the country for the next seven years.

 

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