KUWAIT, Feb 28 (KUNA) --

1904 -- Kuwait's 7th Ruler Sheikh Mubarak Al-Sabah approved establishment of a British Post Office in Kuwait to be affiliated with Britain's Political Agent's office.

1957 -- The first census showed Kuwait's population at 206,473 people, including 132,058 males and 74,415 females. The number of Kuwaitis were 113,622 including 59,154 males and 54,468 females. Expatriates were 92,851 people, or 45 percent of population.

1972 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah opened the first telecommunication center. Two transmission stations were also opened and Sheikh Sabad made a phone call from one of the stations.

1979 -- Dr. George Abouna led a team of surgeon to carry out the first kidney transplant operation in Kuwait and Gulf region.

1991 -- Iraq announced approval of all UN Security Council resolutions, ordering soldiers to stop the battle. International forces confirmed arrest of 163,000 Iraqi soldiers.

1991 -- Kuwait Radio resumed transmission from Kuwait following the liberation from Iraqi invaders.

2004 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah was decorated by King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa with the Al-Khalifa Order (Al-Khalifiah) in appreciation of Kuwait's positions and deep-rooted relations.

2005 -- Ministry of Electricity and Water opened the second phase of gas turbines station in the South Al-Zour area. Germany's Siemens built the 1,000-megawatt station. German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder participated in the inauguration of the unit.

2010 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah signed a law over rights of people with special needs and sons of Kuwaiti women citizens, granting them right in health care, education and jobs.

2017 -- Kuwait Municipality launched an electronic service to issue construction license to eliminate red tape. (end) bs