|TODAY IN MALTESE HISTORY|
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|On this day in history ...|
- 1961 - Grain silo in Grand Harbour inaugurated when the cargo ship Ferengulf brings 8,000 tons of grain to Malta from Australia.
- 1963 - British tanker Randhatain enters Malta Drydocks after catching fire on the 28th of July about 140 miles off Malta.
- 1975 - Agreement signed for transfer to Telemalta of Rediffusion (Malta) Group of Companies.
- 1976 - Inauguration of Intensive Therapy Unit (I.T.U.) at St. Luke's Hospital.
- 1979 - Press reporters were hurt when attacked by persons from the Strangers Gallery of the House of Representatives during a debate on a no-confidence motion in the speaker of the house.
- 1980 - A thirty year old man from Kirkop, Leonard Debono, is found dead under a bridge at Wied ic-Cawsli near Qormi. He had been in the custody of the police but had allegedly escaped during the night from the Police Headquarters in Floriana.
- 1980 - Fire breaks out in water distillation plant at Hondoq ir-Rummien, Gozo.
|Famous birthdays for this day ...|
- 1820 - Salvatore Naudi, Judge
- 1931 - Lino John German, Obstetrician
- 1950 - Mario Schembri, Footballer (Malta/Sliema Wanderers/Zurrieq)
- 1960 - Carmel Bonello, Artist
- 1977 - Gaetano Farrugia, Footballer (Hamrun Spartans)
|Famous deaths for this day ...|
- 1938 - Salvatore Cassar, Professor of Surgery, dies at 77
- 1941 - Alfons Maria Galea, Philantopist, dies at 80
- 1950 - Carmelo Mamo, Trade Unionist, dies at 80
- 1965 - Luigi Preziosi, Ophthalmologist, dies at 77
- 1970 - Reggie Miller, General Workers' Union founder