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Malta - Historical Events
Date Event
60-02-10

St Paul thought to have been shipwrecked at Malta

1283-07-08

War of the Sicilian Vespers: Battle of Malta

1522-12-20

Suleiman the Magnificent accepts the surrender of the surviving Knights of Rhodes, who are allowed to evacuate. They eventually settle on Malta and become known as the Knights of Malta.

1565-06-23

Turgut Reis (Dragut), commander of the Ottoman Navy, dies during the Siege of Malta.

1565-09-08

Turkish siege of Malta broken by Maltese & Knights of St John

1800-09-05

Malta surrenders to British after they blockade French troops

1840-10-14

Maronite leader Bashir II surrenders to the British forces and goes into exile in Malta.

1919-06-07

Sette giugno: Riot in Malta; four are killed.

1922-11-17

The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire Mehmed VI is expelled to Malta on British warship

1940-06-11

Italy declares war on allies/raids Malta

1940-06-11

World War II: First attack of the Italian Air force on the island of Malta.

1942-03-07

15 Mk-VB Spitfires reach Malta

1942-03-20

Major German assault on Malta

1942-03-21

Heavy German assault on Malta

1942-03-22

Heavy German assault on Malta

1942-04-07

Heavy German assault on Malta

1942-04-15

George VI awards George Cross to people of Malta

1942-04-20

Heavy German assault on Malta

1943-05-01

German plane sinks boat loaded with Palestinian Jews bound for Malta

1943-09-10

Italian fleet anchors at Malta

1959-12-08

Dom Mintoff demands independence for Malta

1964-09-21

Malta becomes independent from the United Kingdom.

1965-04-29

Malta is 18th member of Council of Europe

1967-09-23

Radio Malta stops testing

1974-04-26

Malta adopts constitution

1974-06-02

Malta's constitution goes into effect

1974-12-13

Malta becomes a republic

1976-09-18

Dom Mintoff's Labour Party wins Malta election

1979-03-31

The last British soldier leaves the Maltese Islands. Malta declares its Freedom Day (Jum il-Helsien).

1982-02-16

Agatha Barbara elected as 1st female president of Malta

1985-11-23

58 die as Egyptian commandos storm hijack Egyptair jet in Malta

1985-11-24

Egyptian commandos storm captured Boeing in Malta, 60 killed

1995-10-26

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shikaki in his hotel in Malta.

2001-08-01

Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Malta, Slovenia and Slovakia join the European Environment Agency.

2002-12-13

Enlargement of the European Union: The European Union announces that Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia will become members from May 1, 2004.

2004-05-01

Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the European Union, celebrated at the residence of the Irish President in Dublin.

2007-12-21

The Schengen Agreement area increases to include 9 European Union member states; Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia on land and sea borders.

2008-01-01

Malta and Cyprus officially adopt the Euro currency and become the fourteenth and fifteenth Eurozone countries.

2014-04-03

Marie Louise Coleiro Preca is elected President of Malta

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Malta - Birthdays
Date Event
1845-09-01

Paul S Methuen, English fieldmarshal/governor of Natal/Malta

1897-08-04

Joseph Calleia, Malta, actor (Jungle Book, Gilda, Touch of Evil)

1909-05-24

Demetrio Malta, Valkoiset hampaat

1910-09-14

Jack Hawkins, London UK, actor (Ben-Four Just Men, Zulu, Malta Story)

1913-03-30

Censu Tabone, President of Malta, (d. 2012)

1916-08-06

Dom Mintoff, Bormla, Malta, Maltese Prime Minister (1955-58, 1971-84), (d. 2012)

1918-01-06

William Fairchild, Malta Story

1920-05-21

Anthony Steel, London, actor (Malta Story, Wooden Horse)

1934-02-07

Eddie Fenech Adami, President of Malta

1942-02-28

Alexander Malta, Die Piraten

1952-07-22

Madeleine Collinson, Malta, twin playmate (Oct, 1970)

1952-07-22

Mary Collinson, Malta, twin playmate (Oct, 1970)

1958-06-17

Ulisses Malta, Carandiru

1965-07-17

Peter Rafael, Malta International TV Song Festival

1974-08-06

Adrian Voinea, Focsani Romania, tennis star (1995 Malta)

1976-01-19

Claire Grech, Miss Malta Universe (1997)

1976-10-10

Bella, Malta International TV Song Festival

1977-11-04

Roseanne Farrugia, Miss Universe-Malta (1996)

1981-04-13

Ulisses Malta Jr., Elite Squad

1983-08-29

Pamela, Malta Song for Europe

1988-01-18

Elerki Taskin, Malta International TV Song Festival

1994-04-08

Pedro Malta, Xuxinha and Guto Against the Space Monsters

Malta - Weddings
Date Event
2006-07-08

"The Surreal Life" actress Brigitte Nielsen (43) weds model Mattia Dessi (27) at the Radisson SAS Golden Sands Resort and Spa in Malta

Malta - Deaths
Date Event
1736-12-10

António Manoel de Vilhena, Portuguese ruler of Malta (b. 1663)

2000-05-09

William Fairchild, Malta Story

2008-02-22

Peter Rafael, Malta International TV Song Festival

2008-05-01

Anthony Mamo, Malta's first President (b. 1909)

2010-08-12

Guido de Marco, 6th president of Malta, 45th President of the United Nations General Assembly (b. 1931)

2011-07-08

Mary Fenech Adami, First Lady of Malta (b. 1933)

2012-03-14

Censu Tabone, President of Malta, dies at 98

2017-05-17

Malta football icon Ronnie Cocks dies, aged 73


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