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Today in Kuwait’s history

KUWAIT: 1985 -- Eleven people were killed and 89 others injured interrorist explosions at two popular sea-front cafes in Sharq and Samliya areas,State of Kuwait.

1991 -- Fifty-four people, mostly Americans, were injuredin a big fire at a weapons depot of the US forces in Doha area.

1994 -- The Public Authority for Youth and Sport allowedevery local sporting club to bring two foreign players to their football teams,allocating 20,000 Kuwaiti Dinars (KD) for every club to hire the players.

2000 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah signeda law allowing establishment of private universities or branches of foreignuniversities. Majority of shares of these institutions, which contribute tohigher and applied education, should be owned by Kuwaiti nationals.

2002 -- Kuwait’s Khaled Al-Mudhaf won the Trap event atthe World shooting Grand Prix in Finland, thus qualified for the 2004 Olympicsin Athens, Greece.

 2005 -- Murad YusufBehbehani, one of the first Kuwaiti businessman to import air conditioningunits, watches and cars in 1940s, passed away at age of 86. Behbehani was thehonorary consul of the Switzerland for more than 50 years, and chaired Al-AhliBank of Kuwait between 1986-2003.

2018 -- Kuwait Environment Public Authority’s (EPA)Environmental Monitoring Information System of Kuwait (eMISK) won the 2018geographic information systems award, in a conference held in the US.

2019 -- Chinese Tsinghua University selected KuwaitUniversity political sciences professor, Ghanem AlNajjar, to be member of thehigher academic committee of its international studies institute. --KUNA

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