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Today in Kuwait's history


1903 -- British King's Deputy and Ruler of India, Lord George Curzon was in Kuwait for a two-day visit. He lauded the strong relations with the country under Sheikh Mubarak Al-Sabah's rule.
1915 -- The seventh ruler of Kuwait Sheikh Mubarak Al-Sabah, also known as Mubarak Al-Kabeer, passed away at the age of 73 after ruling the country for 19 years.
1962 -- Students protested during a visit by Algerian activist Jamilah Bu Heirad. Two policemen and two students were injured during the demonstration.
1973 -- Livestock Transport and Trading Company was set up at a KD eight-million capital.
1976 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah signed a draft law on establishment of the Fund for Future Generations with 10 percent of State's revenue to be deposited in the fund as of the fiscal year 1976/1977. The sums were to be invested by the Finance Ministry. Also, 50 percent of State's reserves were to be deposited into fund accounts immediately as the law came into effect.
1990 -- UN Security Council issued Resolution 677 condemning Iraq's attempts to change Kuwait's demographic status and called on the UN Secretary General to keep Kuwaiti population records to make sure no Iraqis would claim themselves as legal residents after the country liberation.
2005 -- Kuwait hosted the 36th meeting of the Tunisia-headquartered Arab Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ARABOSAI), established in 1967.
2005 -- Kuwait organized the 13th Union of Arab Chemists meetings and became the first Gulf state to act as host since union's establishment 30 years ago.
2009 -- Kuwaiti Para-athlete Hamed Wabdan won the table tennis gold in an international para-athletics competition held in India.
2010 -- Dar Salwa Tanker arrived to Al-Ahmadi Seaport. The high-tech tanker, which could transport 318,000 tons of oil, was amongst the first batch of tankers aimed at updating the fleet of the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC).
2011 -- Amiri decree issued accepting the resignation of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.
2012 -- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon assigned Kuwait's Dr. Abdullah Al-Matouq as his special envoy for humanitarian affairs in Kuwait.
2017 -- Executive Council of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) unanimously approve Kuwait's membership as observer in the council.
2018 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah inaugurated Jaber Al-Ahmad hospital. The hospital consists of five main towers built on an area of 220,000 square meters. The whole facility is built on an area of 725,000 square meters and it has 1,168 beds. (end) gta