KUWAIT, Feb 25 (KUNA) -- 1950 -- Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah takes over power as the 11th ruler of Kuwait after the demise of Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber. A parade of Kuwait Army and British military units organized at Safat Square marking the occasion.
1957 -- Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) publishes the first issue of its "Oil Report" magazine, which continued to be published under the name "The Kuwaiti".
1959 -- First series of memorial stamps were issued on the occasion of the lapse of a decade since Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem became as ruler of the country.
1968 -- Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah issues a decree bringing the Theater and Arts Institute under the supervision of the Ministry of Guidance and News.
1976 -- The Central Bank of Kuwait issues the first commemorative coin on the occasion of Kuwait's 15th National Day, which the pictures of Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah engraved on one side and that of Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah on the other.
1978 -- The national anthem, written by poet Ahmad Al-Adwani, is broadcast for the first time.
1980 -- Kuwait News Agency begins broadcast in English.
1987 -- Inauguration of Al-Kheiran Resort at a cost of KD 20 million.
2001 -- Kuwait celebrates the 40th National Day and the 10th Liberation Day anniversaries, with world leaders attending including former US President George H.W. Bush and former British Premier Margaret Thatcher.
2003 -- The Arabian Gulf University, in Bahrain, inaugurates Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah's scholarship for microbiology and clinical immunity. (end) rk KUNA 250906 Feb 13NNNN