The act was agreed to take place in the early hours of Sunday, September 20, 1942, when the pro-Nazi organization had called a meeting and the rest of the offices in the building would be empty of people, so there would be no innocent victims.
On this day, September 20, 1942, the blowing up the ESPO offices in Athens which was one of the leading resistance actions carried out in Greece during the Occupation.
The blast was carried out by its members resistance organization PEANunder the leadership of Constantinos Perrikos.
The blow was overwhelming as dozens of members were killed including their leader, pro-Nazi doctor Spyros Sterodimos and led to the disbandment of the organization.
Highlights of September 20…
- 1946: The first Cannes International Film Festival takes place, after being delayed seven years due to World War II.
- 1960: The 1st Film Festival is held in Thessaloniki.
- 1961: Prime Minister Konstantinos Karamanlis resigns and early elections are announced for October 29. A caretaker government is formed with Konstantinos Dovas as prime minister.
- 1962: African-American James Meredith is barred from entering the University of Mississippi.
- 1967: Queen Elizabeth 2 is launched in Scotland.
- 1973: Battle of the Sexes: Billie Jean King defeats Bobby Riggs in a tennis match in Houston.
- 1977: Vietnam becomes a member of the United Nations.
- 1990: South Ossetia declares independence from Georgia.
- 2001: Addressing the United States Congress and the American people, US President George W. Bush declares the “War on Terror.”
- 2015: Greek parliamentary elections September 2015. SYRIZA won the elections with 36.34%.
*With information from wikipedia