1912 First Balkan War: The capital city of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, is unified with Greece on the feast day of its patron Saint Demetrius. On the same day, Serbian troops captured Skopje.
1913 King George I of Greece is assassinated in the recently liberated city of Thessaloniki.
1917 A Great Fire in Thessaloniki, Greece destroys 32% of the city leaving 70,000 individuals homeless.
1940 Construction begins of the exhibition center to host the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair.
1976 A series of earthquakes spreads panic in the city of Thessaloniki, which is evacuated.