|TODAY IN MALTESE HISTORY|
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|On this day in history ...|
- 1958 - P.H. Barker-Benfield arrives to take over as Chairman of the Malta Government Tourist Board.
- 1959 - The bakers call off their strike while the GWU calls for a strike at Bailey's Dockyard.
- 1962 - Canon Michael Z. Cefai, of Detroit, presents a Cadillac to Archbishop Gonzi on behalf of his American parishioners and others.
- 1965 - Malta Drydocks Tank Cleaning Farm at Ricasoli becomes fully operational.
- 1966 - Russian tourist liner Taras Schvchneko arrives with 650 tourists.
- 1968 - German convention for Graetz and Schaub-Lorenz television set manufacturers held at the Malta Sheraton Hotel.
- 1971 - Twenty-five members of the Ambulance Corps of the Irish Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta arrive on a one-week visit.
- 1974 - Prime Minister Mintoff leaves for a visit to Oman and Qatar.
- 1976 - Casual elections involving seven seats vacated by General Election candidates elected from two districts, held at the Polytechnic in Msida.
- 1977 - A Panamanian company, Offshore International, which owns and operates drilling rigs in various parts of the world, announces it will use Malta as a home base for rig personnel and their dependents.
- 1978 - Speaking at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, Labour M.P. Joseph Sciberras tables a draft recommendation urging governments of member states to discuss closer Mediterranean cooperation in the security, economic, cultural and scientific fields.
- 1981 - A commemorative plaque for Parti Guze Delia "Il-Poeta tal-Leggendi" is unveil on facade of the house in Siggiewi where the poet was born.
- 1982 - 3rd Mediterranean Conference of Social Psychiatry organised by the Mediterranean Sociopsychiatric Association opens at the Grand Hotel Verdala with some 150 delegates from over 24 Mediterranean countries in attendance.
- 1982 - Telemalta announces decision taken by British Telecom International to the effect that same-day hand delivery service for telegrams is on longer available in United Kingdom and that telegrams addressed there will normally be delivered through the postal service.
- 1983 - General Workers' Union 40th anniversary celebration held at the Workers' Monumentin Msida; flowers laid by Prime Minister Dom Mintoff, Union President Joe Borg, and various other Union and Government officials.
- 1984 - Prime Minister Mintoff and Vatican Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs Cardinal Casaroli discuss future running of Church Schools for first time since April, at Vatican Nunciature in Rome just outside Vatican State limits; Archbishop Achille Silverstrini, Head of the Council of Public Affairs of the Church, and Foreign Affairs Minister Alex Sciberras Trigona and other officials later join in the talks.
- 1985 - In recognition of the contribution made by the Maltese Church providing priests and nuns to work in Libya, Archbishop Mercieca is invited to co-officiate at the consecration of Mgr. Giovanni Martinelli OFM as Bishop and Apostolic Vicar in Tripoli.
- 1991 - Alternattiva Demokratika decides to contest the General Elections.
- 1993 - The EC Council of Ministers in Luxembourg calls on the EC Commission to continue its talks with Malta on structure reforms necessary for Malta to join the European Community.
- 1995 - The Mediterranean Film Studios in Rinella are sold to Catalyst Entertainment Inc. which is planning a multi-million dollar improvement of the studios.
- 1999 - MLP Leader Alfred Sant returns to Malta from China where he met with high-ranking Chinese Communist Party officials.
- 2000 - The European Parliament approves a resolution on Malta's application for EU membership and the progress it had achieved during negotiations, noting that the island had met the pre-conditions for inclusion in the next round of enlargement.
|Famous birthdays for this day ...|
- 1880 - Domenico Azzopardi, Writer
- 1951 - Norbert Attard, Architect/Artist
|Famous deaths for this day ...|
- 1940 - Innocenzo Apap, Academic/Missionary, dies at 77
- 1980 - Guze Delia, Poet, dies at 80