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Today in Kuwait's history

KUWAIT, Nov 15 (KUNA) -- 1952 -- The National Culture Club was established for promotion of Arab nationalism via Al-Eman magazine, first published in January 1953.
1952 -- National Bank of Kuwait launched services for the public.
1961 -- Kuwait Television started black-and-white transmission for four hours daily.
1990 -- Kuwait submitted a proposal to the UN Security Council urging the Secretary General to protect Kuwaiti documents regarding the citizens that were being smuggled out of Kuwait by the resistance on floppy discs. Kuwait's permanent representative to the UN Mohammed Abulhassan said that the goal of the proposal was to counter Iraqi attempts to change the country's demography.
1997 -- Early Intervention Center for Handicapped Children was inaugurated in Surra.
2001 -- Kuwaiti Ambassador to the UK Khalid Al-Duwaisan was awarded the title of honorary citizen, becoming the first Arab to attain such honor.
2001 -- Kuwait was elected member of the Food and Agriculture Organization during a meeting in Rome, Italy.
2008 -- Jassem Al-Asfour, a renowned Kuwaiti seafarer, passed away aged 89, after a lifetime of voyaging to most ports in India and North Africa.
2009 -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah was grilled by MP Faisal Al-Mislem on expenditure of the Prime Minister's Diwan.
2010 -- Inspection teams in Governorate of Al-Ahmadi discovered high- evels of gas at some residential areas. A number of houses were evacuated. (end) rk