KUWAIT, July 29 (KUNA) --

1911 -- Seventh ruler Sheikh Mubarak Al-Sabah pledges not to allow foreigners to dive for pearls in Kuwaiti waters without prior consent of the British government.
1913 -- Turkey recognizes Kuwait as an independent state and the first map of Kuwait was drawn and filed as an official document. The first geological survey of Kuwait was also conducted.
1961 -- A double taxation agreement is signed between the Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah and the Independent American Oil Company.
1985 -- The Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah issues law stipulating death penalty or imprisonment for life for anyone using bombs with intent of killing, instigating fear or vandalism.
2003 -- Amiri Decree 153/2003 is issued stipulating that the Ministry of Energy is to replace the Ministry of Electricity and Water and the Ministry of Oil. The ministry lasted for one term only.
2013 -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah issues decree appointing His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah as Prime Minister.
2013 -- Former Minister of Planning Suleiman Al-Mutawa passes away at age 80. (end) hb