Today in Kuwait’s history

1967 — The Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah issued an Amiri Decree appointing Saleh Mohammad Al-Sabah Deputy Chief of Staff of Al-Yarmouk Brigade, pending Arab armies’ collective defense against external aggression.

1985 — Kuwait Squash Federation was established. First squash court was built by Al-Qadsiya Club in 1967.

1986 — The Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah issued an Amiri decree setting up the Food Affairs Council tasked with mapping out a national nutrition policy.

1996 — The National Assembly (parliament) approved a bill banning coeducation at Kuwait University, the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) and private schools. The government says the government should enforce it in five years.

1997 — The international Office of Infectious Diseases elected Kuwait’s representative Dr. Sultan Al-Khalaf as head of the office regional committee. Kuwait has become the first Arab country to head this commission since the international bureau was established 65 years ago.

2008 — The Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah issued a decree forming the 25th cabinet.

2013 — Kuwait and Iraq signed two memoranda of understanding on border demarcation and funding construction of a residential complex in the border town of Umm Qasr.

2013 — Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development inks with Yemen two accords worth USD 85 million to rebuild regions damaged in the 2011 events and execute a project to overhaul the power network in Aden.

2014 — The Kuwaiti science researcher Dr. Fawaz Al-Enezi won the water award of the Arab Ministerial Council.

2015 — Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah wins the Senegalese presidential medal for his role in cementing bilateral ties.

2016 — The Kuwaiti military attache in Belgium Major General Khaled Abdulatif Al-Roqom is elected dean of the military attaches in the European country. He is the first Arab diplomat to occupy this post in Europe.

2020 — The Kuwaiti Cabinet extended mandate of a resolution halting work at public departments due to the coronavirus outbreak.

2020 — The Kuwaiti Cabinet ordered lockdown of Al-Farwaniya district due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Source: Kuwait News Agency