Today in Kuwait history:


1962 -- Al-Arabi theatrical troupe displays its first play "Gasr Quraish." 1975 -- Rate of the Kuwaiti dinar is pegged to a balanced basket of major currencies.

1978 -- The Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah decrees compulsory military service.

1993 -- An international committee for demarcating the Kuwaiti-Iraqi borders concludes a blueprint for demarcating marine border lines between Kuwait and Iraq.

2000 -- The Kuwaiti writer and playwright Hussein Al-Saleh Al-Haddad dies at the age of 69.

2014 -- The Kuwaiti photographer Ali Al-Zaidi wins Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashed Al-Maktoum Photograpy Award.

2016 -- The Kuwaiti artist Saleh Al-Hraibi dies at the age of 71.

2018 -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, during his visit to Kuwait, decorates the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah with the highly esteemed medal, the "Yaroslav Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise." 2021 -- Kuwait asks the UN Council for Human Rights to bring the Zionist occupation into account for continuing breaches against rights of the Palestinian people.

2022 -- Dr. Turkie Al-Otaibi is elected chairman of the Arab Society of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation, becoming the first Kuwaiti doctor to win this post. (end) mt

Source: Kuwait News Agency