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Today in Kuwait's history

KUWAIT, June 8 (KUNA) --

1957 -- Sulaiman Khaled Al-Adsani, the first director of Kuwait Municipality in 1930, passed away at age of 73. Al-Adsani was also a member in the Municipal Council in 1938, the Legislative Council in 1938, and member in the Maaref (knowledge) Council (1936-1954). The late Adsani, also a poet, was one of the founders of the Public Library.

1963 -- Kuwait Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah addressed the National Assembly about the nation's foreign policy, emphasizing that State of Kuwait was part of the Arab nation and sought to achieve a unified Arab entity.

1965 -- Tadhamon Sporting Club established in Farwaniya Area.

1966 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah signed a law, ratifying an agreement with Saudi Arabia over the division of the neutral zone.

1986 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah opened the Grand Mosque and performed Eid Al-Fitr prayers. The KD-13-million Mosque was built over 45,000 square meters.

1999 -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan appointed Kuwait's diplomat Maryam Al-Awadhi as Deputy Executive Secretary General of the Economic Organization of West Asian countries, the most senior position occupied by an Arab woman in the UN.

2003 -- State of Kuwait announced discovery of remains of Saad Mishal Al-Enezi, a national kidnapped by invading Iraqi forces in November 1990, in a mass grave in Samawah city near Baghdad, Iraq.

2004 -- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) was elected member in the Executive Bureau of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) for a three-year term. The election took place during OANA's General Assembly meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2010 -- National Assembly speaker Jassem Al-Kharafi cancelled an interpellation against Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Al-Sabah because the MP questioning him, Khaled Al-Tahous, was not present at the session which was held behind closed doors.

2014 -- Kuwait Petrochemical Industries Company said it obtained ISO-50001 energy management certificate. (end) bs