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Today in Kuwait’s history

KUWAIT: 1960 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah signed a law regulating the traffic court.

1960 -- The Commercial Bank of Kuwait was established.

1961 -- The State of Kuwait proclaimed independence after the Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, the country’s 11th Ruler, signed the independence document with the British Government Chief Political Resident in the Arabian Gulf, Sir George Middlelton, and another for abolishing the protectorate treaty, inked by the seventh ruler Sheikh Mubarak Al-Sabah, with Britain on January 23, 1899.

1962 -- State of Kuwait celebrated the first national day, with the Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah making a public address on the occasion and a military parade was held at the old airport.

1991 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah ordered establishment of the Martyr’s Bureau, to be attached to the Amiri Diwan, to provide moral and financial support for martyrs’ families.

2000 -- State of Kuwait and Bahrain began allowing their citizens to travel to the two countries with identity cards only.

2004 -- The new headquarters of the Kuwaiti Bar Association, established in 1963, was inaugurated in a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.

2004 -- The scheme of Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Stadium’s project was signed. It was to be built on a 400,000 sq plot of land, 15 kms south of Kuwait City.

2004 -- The Faculty of Mass Communications at Cairo University honored the Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah with the university shield in recognition of his initiative to allocate an annual award after his name for projects by senior year students.

2005 -- Parliament member Abdulkareem Al-Jehaidli died at the age of 74. The deceased was MP in 1967, 1971 and 1981. He was elected member in the National Council in 1990.

2006 -- A national team for searching for the POWs and the missing declared that the prisoner Fayeq Abduljelil has fallen as a martyr. Abduljelil, a renowned cultural figure, was kidnapped by the occupation Iraqi forces on January 3, 1991.

2007 -- The Kuwaiti second secretary at the embassy in Tehran, Mohammad Al-Zu’bi, was attacked outside the embassy building. The Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry summoned the Iranian ambassador and lodged an official complaint with him.

2009 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah inaugurated the new Amiri Airport.2010 -- The Ministry of Health signed accords with six German hospitals and a therapy center in Slovakia to treat Kuwaiti patients.

2010 -- The national track and field team won six medals, including one gold, in the international tournament held in Tunisia.2011 -- The Kuwaiti inventor Sadeq Qassem won four gold medals at an exhibition held in Pittsburgh, the US.

2022 -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society’s Secretary General Maha Al-Barjas was named Vice-President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent (IFRC) for Asia and the Pacific, the first Arab woman to occupy this post. — KUNA


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