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Today in Kuwait's history

KUWAIT, June 16 (KUNA)

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1959 -- Sheikh Fahad Al-Salem Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah passes away at the age of 50. He was the first to get a scholarship to study at Al-Aadhamiah faculty in Iraq in 1924.
1982 -- The Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah decrees increasing payments for civil servants and military personnel as well as allocations for retirees.
2003 -- Kuwait signs the international anti-tobacco convention.
2009 -- The Ministry of Health records the first coronavirus case; a student who has returned from the US.
2011 -- The Kuwaiti-French nuclear commission holds the first meeting in Paris.
2013 -- The Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah addresses the people of Kuwait after the constitutonal court rejected the decree for the single vote.
2015 -- Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development inks a loan accord with Ethiopia allocating KD 6.5 million for a water project.
2015 -- The National Assembly okays a bill for installing security cameras at sensitive installations.
2020 -- The former MP and minister Habib Johar Hayat dies at 86 of age. (end) rk