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January in Maltese History
By: Mona Vella-Nicholas
January 4, 1969 --- A cabin cruiser named "Melita" goes on exhibition at the
International Boat Show in London. "Melita" is the first cabin cruiser designed and built at the
shipyard on Manoel Island, Malta.
January 9, 2009 --- The Catholic Church in Malta announces that invitro
fertilization is allowed as long as it does no harm to the resulting embryo. The procedure is
restricted to married couples.
January 23, 2019 --- Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, announces his
intention to make a possible presidential bid by launching an exploratory committee to look into his
chances. Buttigieg is the son of Malta-born Joseph Buttigieg, an English teacher at Notre Dame University,
and an American mother. Pete is a graduate of Harvard University and a Rhodes Scholar. The 37-year-old
is a Navy veteran who served in Afghanistan. If he decides to officially put his name in the ring, he
will be the first Maltese-American to run for President of the United States. Joseph Buttigieg, Pete's
father, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019.
Maltese Last Names
Is your last name Mallia? If so, you may be interested in knowing where your last name comes from. Mallia
comes from the Greek word "mallias", which can mean "weaver of wool" or "curly-haired." The name, or
a form of it, can also be found as place names in Sicily, Cyprus, and Palestine. In Malta, it dates
back to at least the 1400s.
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