Today in Kuwait’s history

1924 — Al-Adab (literature) club was established by a number of Kuwaiti scholars keen on shedding light on the world of culture and arts.

1970 — Official Kuwaiti population reached 345,898 people.

1994 — The Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah signed decree approving the inception of Kuwait National Library.

1999 — Kuwait ranked first in the world of Fencing for the Disabled, specifically in Epee.

2003 — The International Federation of the Red Cross elected Kuwait for hosting a permanent regional office for the federation.

2005 — Kuwait Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad opened the new building for the The Public Institution for Social Security (PIFSS).

2007 — Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) declared discovery of high-grade light crude oil at Al-Thabi field, north of the country.

2011 — Kuwait Finance House (KFH) won two awards as the best Islamic bank in Kuwait and the Gulf, granted by the American Global Finance magazine.

2012 — Kuwait officially received ‘Bnaider’ oil tanker from South Korean conglomerate, Daewoo.

2012 — Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) said security staff onboard oil tanker Al-Riqqa foiled an attempt by pirates to take over the vessel near Strait of Hormuz.

2019 — National Assembly discussed two grilling motions, one against Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh submitted by MPs Mohammad Al-Mutair and Mohammad Hayef and the other against Information Minister Mohammad Al-Jabri submitted by MPs Adel Al-Damkhi, Riadh Al-Adsani and Mohammad Al-Dallal

Source: Kuwait News Agency