|TODAY IN MALTESE HISTORY|
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|On this day in history ...|
- 1958 - The take-over by Bailey of H.M. Dockyard was announced by the Governer of Malta.
- 1963 - British Secretary of State for the Colonies Duncan Sandys announces in the House of Commons that Malta is to become Indipendent by not later than the 31st of May 1964.
- 1965 - Mary Jane Fisher arrives to take up her appointment as Senior Secretary to American Charge d'Affairs J.J. Conroy.
- 1965 - Reginald Barret, Director of Programs in Diplomacy of Carregie Endowment for International Peace, arrives for discussions concerning training of Malta Diplomatic Corps.
- 1968 - A set of stamps commemorating Grandmaster La Vallette is issued.
- 1969 - Pope Paul VI sends greetings to Malta on his way to Uganda.
- 1970 - Malta Airlines asks Government if it desires to partcipate in the establishment of a national carrier.
- 1987 - The Casino de Malte is temporarly taken over by the Malta Development Corporation owned company Casma Ltd.
- 1989 - The Austarlian High Commissioner presents Australian Law Books to the Malta Law Courts Library.
- 1991 - A statue of Grand Master Manoel de Vilhena is unveiled at Pope John XXIII Square in Floriana.
- 1991 - Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers arrive in Malta to take part in concerts in aid of Caritas.
- 1992 - The Caritas Malta Emergency Commitee collects Lm5,859 in aid of war victims in the former Jugoslavia.
- 1993 - Casa Arkati, a new home for the elderly, opens in Mosta.
- 2000 - Lloyds underwriters and insurance companies drop their $32m claim against Air Malta and the Maltese Government for the loss of a Boeing 747 over Lockerbie.
|Famous birthdays for this day ...|
- 1943 - Ronnie Cocks, Footballer/Coach (Malta/Sliema Wanderers/Hamrun Spartans/Pieta Hotspurs)
- 1955 - Albert Zammit, Radio DJ/Presenter
- 1962 - Mario Fenech Caruana, Composer
- 1963 - Michael J.Boffa, Dermatologist
- 1964 - Peter Busuttil, Theatre and TV Director/Producer
- 1965 - David Cluett, Goalkeeper (Malta/Floriana/Gozo FC)
- 1982 - Charlene Grima, Singer
- 1991 - Clara Farrugia, TV Presenter
|Famous deaths for this day ...|
- 1964 - Nosi Ghirlando, Actor, dies at 56