|TODAY IN MALTESE HISTORY|
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|On this day in history ...|
- 1968 - General Workers' Union (G.W.U.) calls for a 24 hour general strike but full support is not forthcoming. The Airport is badly hit by the strike and all Malta flights have been cancelled. Hotel Industry was also badly hit.
- 1970 - The hottest temperature of the year so far has been registered today: it reached 95 degrees Farenheit.
- 1975 - Agreement signed between British Government and G.W.U. giving wage increase to industrial employees within the British Service.
- 1986 - At Foreign Affairs Ministry in Valletta agreement signed with Canada for the avoidance of double taxation.
- 1992 - The Maritime Museum, in the former naval bakery at Vittoriosa, is officially opened.
- 1993 - "Kulhadd", a new Malta Labour Party (M.L.P.) Sunday newspaper is published for the first time.
- 1999 - The two consortia involved in the Cottonera project submit their proposals for the development of No. 1. dock in Malta Drydocks; they aim at giving a cultural contribution to the area.
|Famous birthdays for this day ...|
- 1906 - Anthony Aquilina, Composer/Military Bandmaster
- 1924 - Joseph Caruana Montaldo, Company Director
- 1927 - Fortunato P. Mizzi, Priest/Founder Social Action Movement (MAS)
- 1956 - Anton Refalo, Politician, (M.L.P. MP:1987-Present)
- 1968 - Carol Cassar Torreggiani (Curmi), Tennis Player
- 1976 - Graham Bencini, Footballer (Malta/Sliema Wanderers/Naxxar Lions/Birkirkara)
|Famous deaths for this day ...|
- 1962 - Anastassio Cuschieri, Poet, dies at 86
- 1988 - Anthony Hugh Cassar, Businessman, dies at 79