|TODAY IN MALTESE HISTORY|
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|On this day in history ...|
- 1959 - The canning factory of the Farmers Central Co-operative Society in Marsa opens.
- 1962 - Maurice Dorman arrives in Malta and assumes office as Malta's new Governor and Commander-in-Chief.
- 1965 - 131 emigrants leave for Canada by air.
- 1975 - Agreement of reorganisation of teaching grades signed between Government and Malta Union of Teachers (MUT).
- 1977 - The Malta Union of Bank Employees (MUBE) orders its members to take limited industrial action in support of Telemalta personnel who had been suspended from work.
- 1993 - Malta Union of Teachers (MUT) suspends its industrial action because of Government's proposed compensation that could lead to an agreement.
- 1997 - Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) defies an order from the Broadcasting Authority and infringes the Broadcasting Act.
- 1998 - Heat wave causes temperature to soar to 42.6 degrees Celsius.
- 2001 - Maltese fishermen clash with Sicilian fishermen over a tuna catch which they had captured a few days earlier. The dispute ends with the Maltese government awarding the catch to the Sicilians.
|Famous birthdays for this day ...|
- 1911 - Evaristo Azzopardi, Violinist
- 1914 - Anthony Miceli Farrugia, Invented Kinnie in 1952
- 1924 - Frankie Camilleri, Sport Journalist
- 1941 - George Borg, Waterpolo player
- 1947 - Carmen Schembri Gusman, Singer
- 1926 - Joseph Sammut, Orchestra Director
- 1964 - Reuben Cassar, Footballer (Marsa/Lija Athletics)
|Famous deaths for this day ...|
- 1942 - Pierre G. Frendo, Politician, dies at 66
- 1976 - Joseph Gasan, Entrepreneur, dies at 85
- 1997 - Carmen Carbonaro, Broadcaster, dies at 92