On this day

17/1/1822

Irregular revolutionary units arriving from other parts of Greece entered Thessaly and raised the revolutionary banner against the Turks.

17/1/1822

Revolutionary Cretan units under the command of the warlords G. Delegiannakes, Meledones, Manouseles, Poulogeorgakes, Maurothalassites, and others capture tha Arkadi monastery. Yedim Ali, the leader of the Ottoman troops, was killed in the battle.

17/1/1919

Fighting began in Kherson in southern Russia that lasted until 25 February. During this period the troops of the Greek 34th and 7th Infantry Regiments were distinguished by their resolute resistance against the Bolshevik Dniester Division.