|TODAY IN MALTESE HISTORY|
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|On this day in history ...|
- 1954 - Exhibition of Architects' Projects for rebuilding the Royal Opera House.
- 1966 - King Constantine of Greece arrives in Malta on an informal visit.
- 1973 - A bronze bust of Joseph Spiteri, the 18-year old victim of the Mgarr Bank hold-up, is unveiled at St. Catherine's Old Parish Church cemetery in Zejtun.
- 1975 - Festivities marking the 75th anniversary of foundation of Floriana F.C. open with a mass by Archbishop Gonzi at St. Publius Church.
- 1978 - A retired Policeman foils an attempted hold-up of the St Paul's Bay Branch of the Mid-Med Bank.
- 1989 - A five-day operation to transfer 73,000 tons of crude oil from a disabled tanker anchored on Hunk's Bank on to another tank is completed.
- 1992 - The 5th edition of the Games of European Small States opens with a torch lighting at Ggantija Temples in Gozo.
- 1994 - Vincent Moran and Joseph Brincat resign as Labour MPs but still retain parliamentary seats. Dr. Moran resigns following allegations of involvements with abortion cases, and Dr. Brincat resigns after being censored by the opposition Labour Party whip in parlament.
- 1997 - Four unsigned paintings are stolen from the Archbishop's Curia in Floriana.
- 1998 - Prime Minister Sant accuses Lawrnce Gonzi of having taken unbalanced decisions when he was Speaker of the House of Representatives.
- 1999 - The Government appoints Winston Azzopardi as film commissioner to promote Malta as a movie location.
- 2000 - Malta Freeport and the port of Brindisi in Italy form a company with the aim of offering a wider range of services and attracting more business.
- 2001 - PBS (Malta) Ltd. denies press reports that it would be interested in hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in 2002 if Estonia fails to raise the funds required to host it.
- 2002 - The renewal of trade licences over the Internet is the first online government service to be launch as part of the e-government strategy.
- 2004 - The Electoral Commission announces that 40,000 voting documents for the European Parliament elections were not collected.
|Famous birthdays for this day ...|
- 1861 - Gerald Strickland, Politician/Prime Minister, (PK MP: 1921-1939)
- 1910 - Vincenzo Bugeja, Composer
- 1942 - John J. Schranz, Actor/Theatre Director/Lecturer
- 1951 - Mario Saliba, Sport Journalist/Broadcaster
- 1951 - Manwel Borg, Broadcaster
- 1979 - Mark Vassallo, Broadcaster
|Famous deaths for this day ...|
- 1918 - Salvatore Cachia Zammit, Politician, dies at 86
- 1935 - Giovanni Adami, Politician, dies at 49
- 1994 - Bice Bisazza, Pianist/Teacher, dies at 85