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This day in Kuwait''s history

KUWAIT, March 1 (KUNA) -- 1923 -- Explorer Amin Al-Raihani pays a visit to Kuwait as a guest of Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. He resides at Dasman Palace and records details of his stay and of Kuwait's cultural renaissance in a book titled "The Kings of Arabia." 1937 -- Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Rushaid publishes the first issue of the "Al-Tawheed" newspaper, a theological, moral, and literary publication that is temporarily published once a month.
1973 -- Kuwait signs the 1972 Agreement on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter.
1979 -- Kuwait Towers are inaugurated as a landmark of the country. They are located on the Arabian Gulf Road in the area of Sharq, and comprise of three towers. The main tower is divided into a restaurant and a coffee shop at a height of 82 meters, whereas the middle tower is for water storage purposes. The smallest tower is for electricity. The large glass ball in the center revolves at an elevation of 123 meters, which completes one rotation every half hour and provides a scenic view of Kuwait.
1982 -- A decree is issued approving Kuwait's joining of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization signed in New York on January 7, 1981.
1982 -- A decree is issued approving the unified agreement for the investment of Arab capital approved in the 11th Arab Summit held in Amman, Jordan.
1991 -- The first shipment of petroleum derivatives and liquefied gas is imported to cover the country's requirements after liberation from the invasion of the Baathist regime of Saddam Hussein.
1998 -- The first issue of "Al-Iqtisadiya Al-Jadeeda" (new economist) magazine hits the stands.
1998 -- Kuwait University Rector Dr. Fayza Al-Kharafi is selected as a member of the UN University Board.
2003 -- Peninsula Shield Forces begin arriving in Kuwait in line with the decision of the GCC Defense Council.
2005 -- Minister of Communications, Minister of Planning, and Minister of State for Administrative Development Affairs Sheikh Ahmad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah inaugurates the Planning Ministry's IT support center, the first of its kind in the country. The center is built in cooperation with Microsoft and provides technical support for 54 government divisions and departments. (end) adf.ema KUNA 010900 Mar 08NNNN