KUWAIT, May 19 (KUNA) --
1952 -- The National Bank of Kuwait was established as the first local bank in State of Kuwait and Arabian Gulf region.
1999 -- Fahad Yusuf Al-Duwairi, a renowned man of letter and one of the first writers in Kadhma Magazine in 1948, passed away at age of 78.
2000 -- Kuwaiti director Fuad Al-Shatti became member in the higher theater council, the globe's top theatrical assembly.
2008 -- Kuwait National Committee for protection of ozone won the US environment authority's ozone protection award in a ceremony held in Washington D.C.
2015 -- Qadsia SC won His Highness the Amir's football Cup after beating Samliya SC 1-0.
2015 -- Arab standing Cultural Committee selected Kuwait as Arab Cultural Capital for 2022 in recognition of his role among culture and intellectuals.
2016 -- Islamic Development Bank awarded Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) the Science and Technology Prize for its contributions to social and economic development in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2016 -- Kuwait Embassy in France confirmed death of Abdulmohsen Mohammad Jaber Al-Mutairi in an Egypt Air plane crash. The plane - bound from Paris to Cairo, carried 66 people including the crew. (end) bs