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On the island of Crete, the local population rises in revolt against the Turkish Empire.

Greece, 1857, zoomable map
08/01/1866

The local population of the Ottoman Empire's province of Crete, represented in its General Assembly, decided to take up arms against their occupiers when demands for further reforms were refused.  The Assembly addressed a diplomatic note entitled "Protest of the Cretans on Taking Up Arms" to the foreign consuls on the island stating their intentions.  The revolt would last for three violent years with sympathy but no support from the western powers until Turkish forces gained complete control in early 1869.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Candia (or Crete)," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 87-88.

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