12 March 1913

King George I of Greece is assassinated in the recently liberated city of Thessaloniki.

King George I of Greece was assassinated on March 18, 1913, in Thessaloniki, Greece. He was shot by a lone gunman named Alexandros Schinas while taking a walk in the city. The assassination is believed to have been politically motivated, as there was considerable opposition to his reign and his policies. King George I had been on the throne since 1863 and was known for his efforts to modernize and reform Greece, but his reign was marked by political instability and conflict. The assassination of King George I was a significant event in Greek history and led to a period of political turmoil and uncertainty in the country.