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Today in Kuwait's history

KUWAIT, April 25 (KUNA) --

1960 -- Fahad Rashed Bouresli, famous with his poems in local Kuwait dialect, passed away at age of 42.
1960 -- State of Kuwait joined the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
1961 -- Director of Electricity, Water and Gas Department Sheikh Jaber Ali Al-Salem Al-Sabah announced discovery of fresh water in Rawdhatain area, north of Kuwait.
1976 -- Kuwait Melamine Industries Company established with a capital of four million Kuwaiti Dinars (KD).
1976 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah signed a decree penalizing fraud in trade transactions.
1982 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah signed a decree establishing the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI).
1987 -- Kuwait Karate Association founded.
1995 -- Kuwait parliament approved a bill amending drug enforcement law, which stipulated an execution punishment against anyone convicted of producing, distributing or importing narcotics with purpose of selling them illegally.
2001 -- Kuwait parliament approved pensions bill, granting every retiree KD 50.
2001 -- Kuwait national team won the Gulf Squash championship, held in Qatar.
2004 -- Kuwait Central Bank lifted state guarantees on equities of depositors in local banks.
2007 -- Kuwait Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Al-Sabah opened Khaled Al-Ghunaim medical center in Qadsiya Area.
2007 -- Kazma SC won Mohammad Abdulmohsen Al-Kharafi football championship, for the second time.
2008 -- Kuwait Radio won two gold awards at the Gulf Radio and TV festival, held in Bahrain.
2009 -- Qadsia SC won Kuwait Football Association's League despite a 2-2 draw against rival Kuwait in the final leg of the tournament.
2011 -- Kuwait won three gold medals, two silver and two bronze in the Arab Shooting Championship.
2011 -- Anwar Al-Rifae, a researcher in manuscripts and Kuwait heritage, unveiled a historic document proving Kuwait existed before the year 1611.
2015 -- Kuwait won the Asian Ice Hockey Challenge after beating Kyrgyzstan 9-3. The tournament was held in Kuwait.
2017 -- Kuwait won the Asian Ice Hockey Cup after beating Oman 13-0.
2018 -- Kuwait told Philippines Ambassador he had a week to leave the country and called its Ambassador in Manila for consultations, after members of Philippines embassy smuggled domestic helpers thus violating the diplomatic conduct. (end) bs