On this day

27/11/1868

The veteran fighter Demetrios Petropoulakis, leader of a 1.000 man Maniot volunteer force, accompanied by his son Leonidas from Gytheon, landed in Mylopotamos in Crete in order to bolster the struggle in the island.

27/11/1895

The first clash took place in Vryses near Apokoronas between rebels of the Transitional Committee and a Turkish army force of 3.000 men under the command of Tayyar Pasha. After a hard-fought battle that lasted the entire day the Turks were forced to retreat, leaving behind 200 killed and wounded.