|TODAY IN MALTESE HISTORY|
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|On this day in history ...|
- 1963 - Ceremonies in Floriana to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the International Eucharistic Congress held in Malta in 1913.
- 1968 - The Red Arrows return to Malta for an air display.
- 1972 - The Deputy Chairman of Rediffuson (Malta) Ltd presents 110 transcription records to the Minister of Education and Culture to be distributed in schools.
- 1973 - The Malta Drydocks wins a record contract worth about Lm 500,000 to repair the Italian tanker Agip Genova.
- 1977 - The bells of St Paul's Shipwrecked Church in Valletta, some of are over 200 years old, are lowered from the belfry to be replaced by a new set cast in Italy.
- 1989 - The Grand Masterof the Order of St. John, Andrew Bertie, arrives in Malta on a four-day state visit.
- 1990 - Pope John Paul II meets Maltese children in Attard, visits the Mellieha Sanctuary where he meets withs the families of emigrants, and then crosses over to Gozo where he celebrates a Pontifical Mass at the Ta' Pinu Sanctuary. On his way back from Gozo he stops at St Paul's Islands to bless the immersion of a statue of Jesus Christ. Later he is given a triumphant welcome at the Grand Habour as the peoceeds to meet labourers in Cottonera.
- 1992 - A seminar is held on pensions and the welfare gap.
- 1995 - The Malta Union of Teachers calls on government to carry out a study into the feasibility of the proposed Junior College.
- 1996 - Prime Minister Fenech Adadmi announces that the Government wants to settle accounts with the Drydocks because it has been inefficient and it has failed to take advantage of the circumstances created for it.
- 1998 - It is revealed that Mintoff's absence from Parliament was due to an unexplained visit to Libya.
- 1998 - Government signs a temporary agreement to transfer land to Port Cottonera Ltd. for the development of a yacht marina on the Cottonera waterfront.
- 1999 - President Guido Demarco visits Kosovo refugees at the AFM's Safi barracks.
- 2001 - Wenzu Mintoff, former Alternattiva Demokratika leader, makes a plea to be admitted back to the official ranks of the Malta Labour Party.
- 2002 - Labour leader Alfred Sant promises Gozo a golf course when his party wins power.
- 2004 - The police find a man and a young woman shot dead in a field in Ghaxaq.
|Famous birthdays for this day ...|
- 1926 - George Hyzler, Politician, (PN MP: 1962-1992)
- 1945 - Tony Terrible, Writer/Folklorist
- 1966 - Patrick Camilleri, Footballer (Zebbug Rovers/Gozo)
- 1981 - Kevin Sammut, Footballer (Hamrun Spartans)
|Famous deaths for this day ...|
- 1937 - Gianni Vassallo, Grammarian, dies at 75