|TODAY IN MALTESE HISTORY|
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|On this day in history ...|
- 1959 - Turkish training ship Savarona in Malta for two-day visit.
- 1962 - Malta day is celebrated at the Frankfurt International Fair and a reception is given at The Malta Pavilion.
- 1963 - Malta Prime Minister Borg Olivier heads a Maltese delegation on a visit to the United States of America.
- 1963 - The Finnish Navy training ship Matti Kurki arrives in Malta for a two-day informal visit.
- 1963 - Thirty members from NATO start a three-day meeting at the Head Quarters of the Allied Forces in the Mediterrenean.
- 1966 - Prime Minister Borg Olivier leaves for London to attend the Commonwealth Prime Ministers Conference in London.
- 1966 - A sea-water distilling plant is officially opened at Marsa.
- 1967 - Rear Admiral G. Taglietti of the Italian Navy arrives in Malta to succeed Rear Admiral Giometti, assistant Chief of Staff at Navsouth.
- 1969 - Talks in Malta about filming a 10-million-dollar production called The Great Siege of 1565.
- 1971 - Cardinal Lercaro adorns the statue of Our Lady of Victory at Senglea with a golden rose blessed by Pope Paul VI.
- 1972 - A four-day practical seminar on Group Psychology is organised by the Centre for Social Leadership.
- 1973 - The first issue of the quarterly publication 'In Malta' is presented by Norman Mifsud, Chairman of the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association.
- 1975 - Joe Attard Kingswell, Malta's roving ambassador, leaves for London and Brussels to have talks regarding the Common Market aid to Malta.
- 1976 - A total of 1,058 voting-slips for the upcoming general election were not delivered because they belonged to people who are dead or refused to accept the notice.
- 1977 - British Airways general manager Ron Green said that his airline will drop night flights to Malta next summer.
- 1979 - A record turn-over of Lm 2,453,000 pre-tax profit is reported by the Kursaal Company owners of the Dragonara Palace Hotel and Casino; this Lm 204,000 more than the previous year.
- 1981 - The newest and largest tugboat owned by Tug Malta is launched by the 90-year-old mother of Development Minster Wistin Abela.
- 1981 - A Bennet Respirator worth £10,000 is donated by Danish company Simonseon and Weels to the Intensive Therapy Unit at St.Luke's Hospital in Guardamangia.
- 1984 - Chinese Minister for Civil Affairs Ciu Naifu arrives for talks on bilateral co-operation.
- 1986 - Archbishop Mercieca arrives in Sydney, Australia, where he discusses the pastoral and religious situation of Maltese migrants with priests and other members of the Catholic church.
- 1987 - Education Minister Ugo Mifsud Bonnici leaves for Athens to attenda meeting on the environment in Mediterranean countries, organized by the Coordinating Unit of the Mediterranean Action Plan.
- 1991 - Vicar General Annetto Depasquale returns from Brazil and reports that the work of Maltese missionaries there is greatly appreciated.
- 1994 - The Ministry of Finance issues stiff warnings to retailers over VAT; those who fail to send the VAT registration form to the VAT Department by the end of the month will be contravening the law.
- 1997 - Data released by the Central Office of Statistics shows that unemployment rose by 538 in one month and the number of self-employed dropped by 982 in one year.
|Famous birthdays for this day ...|
- 1864 - Louis Daniel Attard, Writer/Orator
- 1932 - Gianni Bonnici, Sculptor
- 1949 - Willie Vassallo, Footballer (Floriana/Malta 1965-1980)
|Famous deaths for this day ...|
-  - None recorded today