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Today in Kuwait's history



1928 -- A battle, known as Al-Rigee, took place between Kuwaiti forces led by Sheikh Ali Al-Khalifa Al-Sabah and Sheikh Ali Al-Salem Al-Sabah on one hand, and 500 fighters from the brotherhood who were led by one of Mutair Tribe elders.
1957 -- Sheikh Abdullah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah passed away at the age of 52. The late Sheikh Abdullah was head of the general security department in the 1950s.
1963 -- The Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah signed a decree over formation of Kuwait's second government, which consisted of 15 ministers. The cabinet, which included one MP, was chaired by Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah and formed after the parliamentary elections.
1975 -- The Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah signed a law banning illegal occupation of state lands.
2002 -- Hamed Al-Essa Organ Transplant Center ranked first in the Middle East and second globally in transplanting kidneys from brain-dead people. Seventeen in every million brain-dead people donated their kidneys in one year.
2003 -- A trading room for women opened at Kuwait stock exchange, the first in the world.
2007 -- Head of Kuwait National Guard Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah donated KD 100 million, of them KD 88 million for people in need and the KD 20 million for families of martyrs.
2014 -- Qadsia SC won His Highness the Crown Prince Football Cup after beating rival Al-Arabi SC 2-1.
2015 -- Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) announced a contract to develop heavy crude oil reserves in Al-Retga oil field, northern Kuwait. This will contribute to commercial crude oil production by 60,000 barrels per day (bpd).
2019 -- Kuwait SC won His Highness the Crown Prince Football Cup for the seventh time in the club's history after beating Qadsia SC 1-0.
2020 -- Kuwait national team and Qadsia sports club footballer Mohammad Al-Masoud passed away at age 75. He was one of the pioneers of the Kuwaiti football scene. 2021 - Kuwait Red Crescent Society's plane arrives in Lebanon carrying medical aid to support the Lebanese people. (end) aa