Today in Kuwait's History : 04/12/2021

KUWAIT, Dec 4 (KUNA) --

1954 -- The government forms a special panel as torrential rain hits the country, demolishing 50 houses.
1962 -- Famous medicine expert Ahmad Bin Mohammad Al-Ghanim passes away aged 105. Al-Ghanim treated patients in his home clinic in the eastern part of Kuwait City for free.
1965 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah issues a decree making up the country's fifth cabinet.
1966 -- Al-Jahraa Sports Club is established.
1974 -- Kuwait University's College of Engineering and Oil is set up.
1984 -- Kuwaiti plane Kathma, flying from Kuwait to Dubai and Karachi, is hijacked and forced to land in Tehran. The hijacking lasted for six days, during which the kidnappers killed two hostages. The plane was held at an Iranian airport for 17 months before Kuwait retrieved it on May 5, 1986.
2007 -- Kuwait hosts the 11th Asian Shooting Championship.
2007 -- National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) honors poet and writer Ahmad Al-Saqaf during the 14th Qurain Cultural Festival.
2011 -- The Italian city of Florence grants its world award for creativity to Kuwaiti poet Khalifa Al-Wugayyan.
2012 -- Kuwait Oil Company puts out an oil leak.
2016 -- Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) and Egypt signs a loan agreement worth KD 35 million for financing a sea desalination station, in addition to a couple of grant deals; one worth KD 200,000 for solar energy plants, and the other valued at KD 15 million for allevating the woes of Syrian refugees.
2019 -- Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) and Bahrain sign a loan agreement worth KD 29.5 million for a power project.
2020 -- Dr. Salah Al-Ali wins the sole golden medal allocated for GCC patents at Seoul International Invention Fair 2020. (end) mt