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Today in Kuwait's history


1964 -- The Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem signs decree 111/1964 concerning anti-racism efforts at the workforce.
1965 -- Kuwait Central Blood Bank is established. The blood bank began as a one-room laboratory in Al-Amiri hospital before moving to Sharq area in 1970. In April 4, 1980, the blood bank headquarters was opened in Al-Jabria area.
1981 -- Kuwait signs the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) statute.
1985 -- Motorcade of the Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah is attacked at 09:15 a.m. (local-time) while en route to his office at Seif Palace. A booby-trapped car attempted to ram into the motorcade. The explosion killed three people, including the driver of the booby-trapped car and wounded many others. The Amir, following the incident, assured citizens of his safety and affirmed that the attack would not prevent Kuwait from serving Arab and Islamic causes.
1998 -- Hamad Al-Rujaib passes away at the age of 76. He was known as a multifaceted innovator for his talents in the domains of literature, arts, music, and diplomacy. Also credited as one of the founders of the Kuwaiti theater, he held the post of minister of social and labor affairs between 1981 and 1985.
1998 -- The Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah signs decree to establish a company for leasing and investment in either Kuwaiti or foreign capital and even both. The proposed company will be headquartered in Kuwait.
1999 -- The Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah signs decree signs decree to reinforce protection of intellectual properties 1999 -- The Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah signs decree in regards to ships and vessels violating UNSC resolutions and impounded in Kuwaiti regional waters. The vessels will diverted to other destinations or delivered to foreign forces in accordance with UNSC resolutions.
1999 -- The Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah signs decree amending first article of the 1962 electoral law concerning election of members of the National Assembly, allowing Kuwaiti women to practice their political right of election and nomination for parliamentary seats. The National Assembly rejected the bill on November 22, 1999.
2006 -- Sheikh Abdulaziz Saud Al-Sabah passes away at the age of 87. He was one of Kuwait's leading figures in its early development stage in politics and economy.
2007 -- Dr. Humoud Al-Urguba passes away at age 57. Throughout the early mid-1980s and early 1990s, the figure held senior positions at Kuwait University (KU), the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS), the Ministries of Oil and Water and Electricity. He won a seat at the National Assembly in 1996.
2008 -- Al-Arabi Club is crowned champion of the 46th Amir's football tournament, beating Salmiya 1-0.
2014 -- Kuwait's first conference on protecting data of industrial organization begins with the participation of 85 regional and international entities.
2016 -- Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) signs with Burkina Faso a loan agreement worth KD seven million (around USD 23 million) to help fund the construction of a road.
2017 -- Kuwait Sports Club wins the VIVA football league, beating Salmiya by 2-1.
2018 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin grants Bader Mohammad Al-Saad the Order of Friendship in recognition of his efforts to cement the Kuwaiti-Russian relations. (end) gta