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05/09/1800
Following a blockade by the British fleet commanded by Admiral Horatio Nelson, France surrenders Malta to Britain.
21/09/1964
Malta gains independence from Britain
24/11/1985
Egyptian commandos storm a hijacked Egyptair airliner in Malta. 60 people die, only two of whom were killed by the hijackers.
03/12/1989
Presidents Mikhail Gorbachev and George H Bush meeting in Malta announce an official end to the Cold War

 

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