BC 600 The Hellenes
setteled in Al-Khazna Hill area on Failaka Island.
lived in Failaka Island for two centuries.
73 A royal message
was inscribed on the Ikarus stone which is now on view in the National
museum of Kuwait.
Bin-Ma’a Al-Sam’a defeated Al-Hareth Al-Kindi in the Kuwaiti area of Wara.
- AD 623 The Arab
defeated the Persians at the battle of Zat Al-Salassel in Kazima area.
- 1672 The approximate
date of the establishment of Kuwait town, And It was called
Al-Qurain at that tiime, when Barrak bin Ghurair was the
Amir of bani Khalid.
- 1716 approximate
date of the Al-Otoub Family’s arrival in Kuwait.
- 1752 The approximate
date of the election of Sabah Bin Jaber from the Al-Sabah Family to be
the ruler of Kuwait.
- 1760 The first
wall, 750 metres long, was built around Kuwait city.
- 1762 Abdullah
bin Sabah, the secound ruler of Kuwait city.
- 1765 C.Niebuhr,
the Danish traveller, visited Kuwait which he referred to on his map as
- 1773 kuwait was
attacked by an epidemic and most of it’s inhabitants died.
- 1783 The Kuwaitis
defeated the tribe of Banik’ab in the sea battle of Riqqa.
- 1811 The second
wall of kuwait, 2300 meters long, was built.
- 1871 The Al-Taba’ah
disaster, in which many kuwaiti diving ships were sunk, was caused a massive
hurricane between India and oman.
- 1886 The first
Kuwaiti currensy was minted in copper during regin of Sheikh Abdullah Al-Sabah
- 1911. 22 December,
Al-Mubarkiya School, the first formal school in Kuwait, opened.
- 1914 Kuwaiti’s
first desalination plant was commissioned.
- 1914 “ Al-Subahiya
Conference “ was the first international conference to be held in Kuwait.
- 1920 The thierd
wall of Kuwait, 6400 meters long, was built.
- 1920 The battle of Al-Jahra.
- 1922 The total
number of Kuwaiti peal diving boats reached 800, manned by over 10.000
sailors and divers.
- 1922 The first
public library in Kuwait was established.
- 1926 the historian
Abdul Aziz Al-Rasheed published the first Book on Kuwait.
- 1927 The first
airport in Kuwait was built.
- 1928 The first
plane landed on it’s soil.
- 1928 Kuwaiti’s
first periodical, the “Kuwait magazine” was published by Abdul Aziz Al-Rasheed.
- 1930 Kuwait Municipality
- 1933 The Muncipality
- 1934. 7 December,
heavy rainfall destroyed many Kuwaiti houses. Therfore this year was called
“ The Destructive Year” Al-Sannah Al-Hadamah.
- 1938 February,
Oil was discovered in Burgan oilfield.
- 1942 the first
bank in Kuwait was opened.
- 1945 Kuwait house
was established in Egypt to look after the Kuwaiti mission and Kuwaiti
- 1946. 30 June,
the first Kuwaiti crude oil shipment was exported.
- 1947 The first
printing press in Kuwait was established.
- 1948 “ Kazima
Magazine” was issued, the first Kuwaiti magazine to both printed and published
- 1950 Sheikh Ahmad
Al-jaber Al-Sabah, who had ruled Kuwait for thirty years, died.
- 1951. 12 May,
radio Kuwait went on the air fot he first time.
- 1952 The first
“Kuwait Masterplan” was drawn up.
- 1954 Khalid Al-Faraj
The poet and man of letters, died.
- 1954, 11 December,
Kuwait Al-Youm Official Gazette was issued for the first time.
- 1955 Oil was struch
in Al-Rawdatain, north of Kuwait.
- 1957 The Kuwait
wall was demolished and removed.
- 1957 The Social
Affairs Department conducted the first population census.
- 1958 December,
the first issue of Al-Arab magazine was published.
- 1960 Kuwait National
Petroleum Company (KNPC) was established.
- 1960 The first
women was employed by Kuwait Oil Company.
- 1961. 1 April,
the Kuwaiti Dinar became the official currency in Kuwait, replacing the
- 1961. 19 june,
The agreement of 23 january 1899, concluded between Kuwait and Great Britain,
- 1961. 20 July,
Kuwait becomes a member of Arab League.
- 1961. 7 September,
the new Kuwaiti flag was hoisted on all governmental departments and establishments.
- 1961 November,
Kuwait Television started its transmission for only four hours a day.
- 1961. 31 December,
Kuwait fund for Arab Economic Development was established.
- 1962. 20 January,
the elected Constituent Assembly met to draw up the Constitution of Kuwait.
- 1962 An Amiri
Decree was issued providing for the division of the country into three
- 1962. 11 November,
The Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah ratified the first
Constitution of Kuwait.
- 1963. 23 January,
the first parliamentary elections in Kuwait were held.
- 1963. 29 January,
the first elected National Assembly of Kuwait convened.
- 1963. 14 May,
kuwait become a member of United Nations Organization.