Today in Kuwait's History : 26/05/2019

KUWAIT, May 26 (KUNA) -- 1976 -- The Agricultural Food Products Company was established with a capital of KD 10 million.
1980 - Late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah issues decree-law to which the State would acquire the private Transport Company. Shareholders received compensations with KD 2.5 per stock.
1995 -- Late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah donates Pound Sterling 500,000 for a special fund for Iraqi refugees, set up by British legislator Baroness Emma Nicholson. The fund was distributed to build a hospital for Iraqi refugees in Iran and working out an educational program for their children.
2003 -- Former minister of oil Dr. Adel Al-Sabeeh was awarded a GCC patent for a system for cooling water for houses. He was granted the award at a ceremony organized by the GCC Patent Office at its Riyadh headquarters.
2006 -- Actor and director Abdulaziz Al-Mansour passes away at the age of 60. He was an eminent Kuwaiti artist, worked at the television and excelled in drama direction. He earned the State's Appreciation and Encouragement Award in 2005.
2008 -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah honors Spanish King Juan Carlos I with Medal of Mubarak Al-Kabeer, in appreciation for his efforts in strengthening bilateral relations, and the Spanish King honored His Highness Sheikh Sabah with the Civil Merit Medal.
2013 -- Kuwait Oil Co (KOC) receives the Occupational Health and Safety Award from Britain's Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and the Safety Award from the British Safety Council. (end) gta.hb