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    (circa 4000 BC- )
    Capital and largest city of Greece
    Metro population greater than 3½ million (2000)
    Hosted Summer Olympic Games (April 5-15, 1896, August 13-29, 2004) and unofficial Intermediary Olympics (April 22-May 22, 1906)
    Battle at Chaeronea: Filips van Macedoni‰ beats Athen/Thebaans (August 2, 338 BC)
    Army of Sparta conquerors Athens (April 25. 404 BC)
    Sparta and Athens sign Peace of Nicias (April 11, 421 BC)
    Venetians take Athens from the Turks (September 1687)
    Turks capture Acropolis and takes Athens during Greek War of Independence (June 5, 1827)
    German troops occupy Athens Greece (April 27, 1941)
    British troops enter Athens causing the German army to retreat (October 1944)
    Named after the Greek goddess of strategy and wisdom, Athena
    It has severe problems of overcrowding, traffic congestion and air pollution.
    Its area is similar to Los Angeles', as its smog is trapped in by the mountains around it.
    Twenty-four students were killed at the Athens Polytechnic School during protests against the Greek military regime (1973).
    Probably because of its dirtiness and lack of infrastructure, it lost the centennial Olympics to Atlanta (1996).
    Atlanta rubbed it in Athens' face when it held Olympic soccer in Athens, Georgia.
    It was criticized widely for its procrastination during planning and construction for the 2004 Olympics.
    They boycotted Coca-Cola as a protest for losing the centennial olympics.
    The Athenian fleet panic when they witnessed the eclipse of the Moon (April 27, 413)
    Arab terrorists entered Athens airport and fired on an El Al plane, killing one civilian (December 26, 1968).
    Arab terrorist group Black September killed three and wounds fifty-five in Athens (August 1973)
    Four US passengers were killed by a bomb at TWA counter at Athens Airport (April 2, 1986)
    Before the Roman Empire captured the city, it was the cultural and intellectual center of ancient western civilization.
    Thanks to the famed monuments of the Acropolis, it is a prime tourist destination.
    It spent a great deal of time and money to try to improve its infrastructure.
    It hosted the first modern Olympics (1896); the stadium that held those games is the only major stadium to be made entirely of white marble.
    Actress Melina Mercouri, puppeteer Sid Kroft, 1996 Miss World Irene Skliva and 1964 Miss Universe Corinna Tsopel were born in Athens.

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