|TODAY IN MALTESE HISTORY|
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|On this day in history ...|
- 1964 - Sir Stafford Forster-Sutton, leader of the team of observers for the Independence Referendum, arrives in Malta.
- 1965 - Cardinal Heenan broadcast special Easter message to the people of Malta.
- 1967 - Customs Officers stage a two-hour strike at Grand Harbour, Luqa Airport and Yacht Marina in protest against the Government's offer to its proposal on salary anomalies.
- 1971 - George Mangion succeeds Margaret Mortimer as Director of Education.
- 1972 - The Tourist Board steps up its beach-cleaning campaign in preparation for the bathing season.
- 1976 - Sliema Wanderers F.C. win their 21st football league championship with 26 points, three more than the runners-up, Floriana F.C.
- 1984 - Association of Private Schools Students (ASSP) hold meeting at St Helen Square, Birkirkara, on Private Schools issue with theme "Malta Wara l-Iskejjel tal-Knisja" (Malta Backing Church Schools).
- 1989 - RMF Towing and Services Ltd. introduces an innovative service for Malta: roadside assistance.
- 1994 - A pharmacy student's study into airborne bacteria at St Luke's Hospital raises great interest and concern.
- 1998 - Valletta Major Hector Bruno declares that he expects a referendum on the Millennium Project on the site of former Royal Opera House.
- 2000 - The Gozo ferry m.v. Mgarr crashes into the pier as it tries to berth at Sa Maison and damages two patrol boats moored behing the quay.
|Famous birthdays for this day ...|
- 1911 - Margaret Frances Mortimer, Director Of Education
- 1924 - Danny Cremona, Politician (MLP MP: 1950-1981)
- 1952 - Dominic Camilleri, Writer
- 1958 - Mary Bellizzi, Nutritionist
- 1962 - Mary Rose Xuereb, Cardiologist
- 1962 - Philip F. Apap Bologna, Marchesino
- 1969 - Ivan Meli, Footballer (Qormi 1983-1987)
- 1978 - Malcolm Licari, Footballer (Pieta Hotspurs)(1995-2000)
|Famous deaths for this day ...|
-  - None recorded today