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Today in Kuwait's history

KUWAIT, Feb 26


1814 -- Sheikh Jaber Bin Abdullah Al-Sabah assumes power in Kuwait, becoming the country's third ruler.
1964 -- Kuwaiti Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah issues a law on the prevention of seawater pollution.
1981 -- Kuwait University, for the first time, grants astronomer Saleh Al-Ujairi honorary doctorate thanks to his distinctive efforts.
1991 -- The Iraqi occupation of Kuwait comes to an end.
1991 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah issues a decree declaring martial law nationwide for three months.
2007 -- A team or scholars from Kuwait University discovers a new genetic mutation named "Kuwait".
2009 -- Kuwait wins the seventh Gulf swimming championship in Doha by bagging 79 medals.
2012 - The National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters discovers ancient residential units that date back to the 18th and 19th centuries.
2015 -- Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development signs a loan worth USD 51 million with Jordan.
2015 -- Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development extends a loan valued at USD 32 million to Pakistan.
2019 -- Kuwait pledges USD 250 million to Yemen during a humanitarian response conference.
2019 -- Guinness World Records bestows the title of the "World's Largest Sand Painting" of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. (end) ah.mt