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Today in Kuwait's history



1952 -- The National Culture Club is established for promotion of Arab nationalism via Al-Eman magazine, first published in January 1953.
1952 -- National Bank of Kuwait launches services for the public.
1961 -- Kuwait Television starts transmission for four hours daily.
1990 -- Kuwait submits a proposal to the UN Security Council urging the Secretary General to protect documents regarding the citizens that were being smuggled out of Kuwait by the resistance on floppy discs.
1997 -- Early Intervention Center for Handicapped Children was inaugurates in Surra.
2001 -- Kuwaiti Ambassador to the UK Khaled Al-Duwaisan was awarded the title of honorary citizen, becoming the first Arab to attain such honor.
2008 -- Skipper Jassem Al-Asfour passes away at age 89. He was a well-known ship captain who had many voyages sailing to India and north Africa between the 1940s and 50s.
2009 -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah is grilled by MP Faisal Al-Mislem on expenditure of the Prime Minister's Diwan.
2013 -- Renowned figurative artist Ayaoub Hussein passes away at the age of 83 after a life rich of artistic achievements.
2015 -- Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) inaugurates the first high voltage electrical station within the oil sector as part of the biofuel project.
2018 -- Kuwait hands UNRWA USD 42.1 million to aid Palestinian refugees. The total sum that Kuwait donated to the agency had reached USD 50 million. (end) gta