Historic Tech Events
After over 150 years of British rule, Malta gained independence on September 21, 1964. The streets of Valletta were filled with excitement as people celebrated their newfound sovereignty. The Maltese flag flew high and proud, symbolizing the nation's independence and the start of a new era. It was a historic moment that brought a sense of hope and optimism for the future of Malta and its people.
On September 21, 1939, the U.S. Congress passed the Neutrality Acts, a series of laws aimed at keeping the United States out of the growing conflict in Europe that would become World War II. The acts prohibited the sale or shipment of arms to belligerent nations and established a "cash and carry" policy for non-military goods, meaning that warring countries could purchase U.S. goods as long as they paid in cash and transported them using their own ships. The Neutrality Acts reflected the American public's desire to avoid another devastating war but ultimately proved ineffective in preventing the country's entry into World War II.
Belize gained full independence from Great Britain on September 21, 1981. The country had been a British colony since the mid-19th century, and the road to independence was a gradual process that began in the 1950s. Belize's journey to independence was marked by political and social challenges, including territorial disputes with neighbouring countries and tensions between the ruling party and opposition groups. Despite these challenges, Belize achieved independence peacefully and has since established itself as a sovereign nation in Central America.