Today in Kuwait's History : 29/09/2022

KUWAIT, Sept 29 (KUNA)

1957 -- Kuwait football, basketball, volleyball and athletics associations established the National Olympic Committee.
1984 -- Kuwait stock exchange opened new headquarters. Kuwaitis began exchanging stocks in 1952 when shares of the National Bank of Kuwait were offered for public subscription.
1984 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah signed a decree allowing the Central Bank of Kuwait to issue a new banknote with a value of 20 dinars.
1994 -- Abdullah Al-Duweesh, a renowned poet, passed away at age of 73.
1999 -- Skipper Ghanem Al-Othman returned home after a sea strip to more than 30 countries and islands in a 46-foot boat to be the first person from the Arab and Gulf regions to embark on a 18-month journey.
2002 -- Sheikha Hessa Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah elected chairperson of Arab Businesswomen Council for a four-year term.
2012 -- Kuwait University's Faculty of Medicine won Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashed award for medical sciences as the best college in the Arab world.
2020 -- Kuwait National Assembly approved a draft law, which restructured legal framework of bankruptcy and debts.
2020 -- The Amiri Diwan announced death of Kuwait Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah at age of 91. The government announced a 40-day mourning and a three-day official holiday. Sheikh Sabah was Kuwait's 15th ruler. He was the fourth son of late Amir Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and assumed office on January 29, 2006.
2020 -- Kuwait government announced His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as Amir of State of Kuwait, succeeding late Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad. (end) gta