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This day in Kuwait''s History.

KUWAIT, Oct 28 (KUNA) -

1969 -- The first ground station for satellite communications is

inaugurated in the area of Umm Al-Aish.

1994 -- The State of Kuwait establishes diplomatic relations with the

Republic of Estonia.

1994 -- US President Bill Clinton pays a brief visit to Kuwait during which

he holds talks with the Amir and inspects American troops stationed along the

Kuwaiti-Iraqi border. The Amir bestows the Mubarak Al-Kabeer Medal upon the US

President in appreciation for his country's stances supporting Kuwait's rights

and causes.

1996 -- Kuwait's national soccer team wins 13th Arabian Gulf tournament,

reclaiming the title.

2000 -- The State of Kuwait declares a donation of USD 150 million to

Al-Aqsa fund in line with resolutions of the emergency Cairo Arab summit.

2003 -- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) launches its web service with the aim of

providing advanced services in media.

2006 - State of Kuwait promulgates Kuwait Cultural Charitable Society which

offers scholarships and aid to high-achievers whether Kuwaitis or other

nationals with the aim of boosting social development and also supports

investment and charity projects.

2007 -- Minister of Social Affairs and Labor issues new regulations

regarding criteria for citizens to be granted "seniors' care".

2008 -- Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research gets the best 2008 energy

project prize for its initiative in smart-control conditioning and lighting

systems for state bodies, granted by a US engineers association.

2008 -- Ali Al-Mufidi, a pioneer actor and artists of theatre, radio, and

television, passes away aged 69. The artist played a part in the first Kuwaiti

cinema production "Bas ya Bahar."

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