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Today in Kuwait's history



1931 -- Abdullah Al-Dehayan, an intellectual figure and a religious scholar, passes away at 57. 1932 -- Ruler Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah issues the first municipality law decentralizing government to meet demands for urban expansion. 1960 -- Kuwait joins the Universal Postal Union. 1965 -- The National Assembly accepts resignation of Speaker Abdulaziz Al-Saqer, and Saud Al-Abdulrazzaq is elected as successor. 1978 -- An Amiri decree is issued forming the country's 10th government, headed by Crown Prince and Prime Minister Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah. It consisted of 18 ministers. 1986 -- Inauguration of Kuwait Museum's planetarium takes place. 1993 -- Kuwait and Russia sign in Kuwait a memorandum of understanding for defense cooperation. 1997 -- Kuwait Investment Company creates a price index based on market value of the 60 listed companies. 2002 -- Kuwait Public Transport Company inaugurates the Ras Al-Ardh Port project. 2016 -- Kuwait National Petroleum Company launches first units' complex at the biofuel project in Ahmadi refinery. (end) gta