This day in Kuwait''s history.
1960 -- The Amir, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, issues decree 48/1960
on the internal statute of the Council of Construction, Development and
Economy. The council, tasked with planning the country's development, is
headed by Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah, and groups Humoud Al-Zaid Al-Khalid,
Khalifa Khalid Al-Ghunaim, Mohammad Abdulrahman Al-Bahar, Yaqoub Yousef
Al-Hamad, and Yousef Ibrahim Al-Ghanim.
1961 -- The current Kuwaiti flag, bearing four colors, is placed on all
governmental facilities in a grand ceremony.
1965 -- Kuwait's 11th Amir, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, passes away
of a heart attack after ruling for 15 years. He is succeeded by Sheikh Sabah
Al-Salem Al-Sabah on the same day.
1966 -- Somali Embassy is inaugurated in Kuwait.
1968 -- First Malaysian ambassador to Kuwait presents his credentials.
1997 -- The Ministry of Interior names the police academy after the Crown
Prince and Prime Minister, Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, in
appreciation for his efforts in this field.
1998 -- The National Assembly votes in agreement for broadcasting all
parliamentary sessions via Kuwait Television.
2001 -- Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) forms an emergency team
aimed at protecting the lives of workers in the oil refineries from dangers
they might face in their jobs.
2002 -- Actress Suad Abdullah is nominated UNICEF goodwill ambassador in
2002 -- Cabinet appoints Dr. Saafaq Al-Rukaibi as Director General of
Kuwait Stock Exchange.
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