|TODAY IN MALTESE HISTORY|
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|On this day in history ...|
- 1953 - Italian Commander-in-Chief Admiral Manfredi arrives in Grand Harbour on the crusier "Giuseppe Garibaldi".
- 1956 - Inauguration of Civil Defence School in Targa Gap.
- 1959 - The Shell Company (Malta) Ltd. presents laboratory equipment to the Secondary Technical School, Paola.
- 1959 - Bailey (Malta) Ltd. announces the block enrollment of all their workmen and the workmen's families as paying members of the M.M.D.N.A.
- 1961 - The newly formed Christian Workers Party holds its first public meeting in Hamrun.
- 1965 - Freedom Press is inaugurated in Marsa.
- 1965 - Lord Mountbatten leaves Malta heading for London via Rome.
- 1966 - Russian cruise liner "Osediaj" in Malta with 250 tourists.
- 1968 - Steering Committee plans to provide 15,000 new jobs over the next 5 years.
- 1970 - Malta Blood Bank supplies first bottle of rare B negative blood to St Luke's Hospital.
- 1970 - International Aeradio Ltd. donates Telecommunications Equipment to the Polytechnic.
- 1972 - The R.A.F. Nimrod Squadron returns to Malta.
- 1973 - Five bottling companies lock out their employees after a dispute with Hotels, Food and Allied Workers Section of the G.W.U. over the revision of their collective agreement.
- 1973 - The titular painting of St George's Martyr is returened to the church in Victoria, Gozo, after undergoing restoration work at the National Museum.
- 1983 - Two Libyan Army officers who on February 2 had hijacked a Libyan Arab Airlines plane leave Malta for Libya. Before leaving they stress that the hijack was a family matter and had nothing to do with politics and that the decision to return to Libya was entirely their own.
- 1997 - The Central Office of Statistics reports that the domestic exports are down by Lm9.2 million in two months.
- 1999 - Oppostion Leader Alfred Sant leads a crowd of people in Valletta in protest against the sale of Mid-Med shares.
- 2000 - Police and Customs officers seize a record number of ecstasy pills in one go at the Malta International Airport: 4,377 tablets.
|Famous birthdays for this day ...|
- 1861 - Alfons Maria Galea, Philantropist
- 1887 - George Borg, Knight of the British Empire/Chief Justice
- 1925 - George Bugeja, Justice of the Peace
- 1943 - Joseph Licari, Economist/Diplomat
- 1959 - Georgina [Sammut] Abela, Pop Singer
- 1966 - Herman Bonaci, Actor/Entertainer
|Famous deaths for this day ...|
- 1956 - Arthur Vassallo, BBC Announcer, dies after an explosion in London