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President BushOct 1, 1990

Mikhail GorbachevNov 26, 1990

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Kuwait - Historical Events
Date Event
1960-09-14

Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi-Arabia & Venezuela form Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

1961-06-19

Kuwait declares independence from UK

1961-06-24

Iraq demands dominion over Kuwait

1961-06-25

Iraq announces that Kuwait is a part of Iraq (Kuwait disagrees)

1962-11-11

Kuwait's National Assembly ratifies the Constitution of Kuwait.

1962-11-16

Kuwait adopts constitution (1st, Islamitic)

1963-05-14

Kuwait is 111th member of the United Nations

1964-08-14

Egypt/Iraq/Jordan/Kuwait/Syria form common market

1972-10-27

OPEC approves plan providing for 25 percent government ownership of all Western oil interests operating within Kuwait, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia

1973-10-16

The Gulf Six (Iran, Iraq, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar) unilaterally raise the posted price of Saudi Light marker crude-oil by 17 percent

1973-12-17

Arabs terrorists shoot passengers on Boeing 737 to Kuwait

1974-01-29

Kuwait announces 60 percent government participation in BP-Gulf concession

1975-12-01

Kuwait and Gulf and BP agree on terms of nationalization

1977-12-31

Amir Sheikh Jabir al-Ahmad al-Jabir Al Sabah becomes leader of Kuwait

1978-02-08

Crown Prince Sad Abdallah al-Salim Al Sabah becomes PM of Kuwait

1983-12-12

A truck bomb explodes at US Embassy in Kuwait

1984-12-04

Hezbollah militants hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane, killing four passengers.

1986-07-03

Kuwait's National Assembly (Majlis al Umma) dissolves

1990-07-17

Hussein's Revolutionary Day speech claims Kuwait stole oil from Iraq

1990-07-24

US warships in Persian Gulf placed on alert after Iraq masses nearly 30,000 troops near its border with Kuwait

1990-07-25

US Ambassador tells Iraq, US won't take sides in Iraq-Kuwait dispute

1990-08-01

Iraq pulls out of talks with Kuwait

1990-08-02

Iraq invades & occupies Kuwait, Emir flees to Saudi Arabia

1990-08-03

Radio Kuwait resigns air, due to Iraqi invasion

1990-08-08

Iraq annexes Kuwait as its 19th province

1990-08-16

Iraq orders 4000 Britons & 2500 Americans in Kuwait to Iraq

1990-08-24

Iraqi troops surround US & other embassies in Kuwait City

1990-09-06

US citizen is shot in Kuwait; oil markets surge on aggressive U.S. statements toward Iraq

1990-09-09

George H W Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Helsinki & urge Iraq to leave Kuwait

1990-09-13

Iraqi troops storm residence of French ambassador in Kuwait

1990-09-24

Iraq invades the French and Dutch missions in Kuwait; French President Mitterrand called the action a violation of international law; a U.S. warship boards an Iraqi-flagged tanker bound for the port of Basrah

1990-09-27

Deposed emir of Kuwait address UN General Assembly

1990-09-28

Exiled emir of Kuwait visits White House

1990-10-01

US President Bush at UN, condemns Iraq's takeover of Kuwait

1990-10-01

Saddam Hussein says he may be willing to negotiate the occupation of Kuwait and would consider foreign participation in negotiations

1990-10-11

UK Foreign Secretary Hurd says force would be used if Iraq does not withdrawal from Kuwait

1990-11-08

Unconfirmed rumors emerge that Bush might announce an airlift of supplies to US embassy in Kuwait, which could ultimately trigger a military clash

1990-11-26

Mikhail Gorbachev tells Iraq to get out of Kuwait

1990-11-26

US proposes addition to UN resolution that would require Iraq's withdrawal from Kuwait by January 1

1990-11-29

UN Security Council approves US-sponsored resolution authorizing the use of force in the Persian Gulf if Iraq does not withdrawal from Kuwait by Jan. 15, 1991

1990-12-12

US ambassador to Kuwait, Nathaniel Howell leaves Kuwait

1990-12-22

Iraq announces it will never give up Kuwait

1991-01-15

UN's deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait (they don't)

1991-01-16

US & 27 allies attack Iraq for occupying Kuwait (US time)

1991-01-23

World's largest oil spill, caused by embattled Iraqi forces in Kuwait

1991-02-22

Bush & US Gulf War allies give Iraq 24 hrs to begin Kuwait withdrawal

1991-02-23

US insists Iraq publicly announce it is leaving Kuwait by 12 PM EST

1991-02-27

Gulf War ends after Iraqi troops retreat and Kuwait is re-taken by the US

1991-02-28

United Nations troops move into Kuwait City and Saddam Hussein orders troops out of Kuwait; Iraqi soldiers ignite Kuwaiti oil fields during their retreat

1991-03-01

US Embassy in Kuwait officially reopens

1991-03-05

Iraq repealed its annexation of Kuwait

1991-03-07

Iraq continues to explode oil fields in Kuwait

1991-03-14

Emir of Kuwait returns to Kuwait City, after the Iraqis leave

1991-03-24

Banks reopen in liberated Kuwait

1991-03-31

The Establishment of Islamic Constitutional Movement - Hadas in Kuwait.

1991-06-03

Kuwait asks Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members to produce 800,000 bbl/d (130,000 m3/d) of oil on its behalf

1991-11-01

Last of Kuwait oil well fires extinguished by well control teams

1993-06-26

The U.S. launches a cruise missile attack targeting Baghdad intelligence headquarters in retaliation for a thwarted assassination attempt against former President George H.W. Bush in April in Kuwait.

1997-06-04

UN Security renews its "oilforfood" initiative whereby Iraq may sell $2 billion worth of oil to buy food, medicine and other necessities to alleviate civilian suffering under the sanctions imposed when it invaded Kuwait in 1990

2001-06-11

Saudi Arabia seizes ownership, effective June 7, of the 1.6-million-barrels-per-day IPSA pipeline that had carried Iraqi crude oil to the Saudi Red Sea port of Mu'jiz prior to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait

2005-03-07

Mass protest outside the National Assembly of Kuwait building for women's voting rights in Kuwait.

2005-05-16

Kuwait permits women's suffrage in a 35-23 National Assembly vote.

2010-08-19

Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait.

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Kuwait - Birthdays
Date Event
1902-01-12

Ibn Abdul-Aziz Saud, Kuwait, king (Saudi Arabia)

1915-06-18

Red Adair, oilman (fought oil fires in Kuwait)

1926-06-29

Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (d. 2006)

1926-06-29

Emir of Kuwait,

1928-05-04

Hosni Mubarak, Mubarak of Egypt/Nursing Shortage/Kuwait Ten Years Later

1934-05-20

Charles Moskos, Chemical Plant Insecurity/They Didn't Ask, He Didn't Tell/The Kuwait of Africa

1938-08-30

Peter Houghton, The U.S. Border Patrol/The Pump/Kuwait: Ten Years Later

1942-01-01

Nahed Sherif, Kuwait Connection

1946-05-11

Robert Jarvik, The U.S. Border Patrol/The Pump/Kuwait: Ten Years Later

1947-01-01

Jon Corzine, Chemical Plant Insecurity/They Didn't Ask, He Didn't Tell/The Kuwait of Africa

1988-07-08

Abdulrahman Algharabally, Kuwait Police Academy 40

Kuwait - Deaths
Date Event
1915-11-28

Mubarak Al-Sabah "The Great", Emir of Kuwait (b. 1896)

1917-02-05

Jaber II Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1860)

1921-02-22

Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1864)

1950-01-29

Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1885)

1965-11-24

Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1895)

1977-12-31

Sabah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah, ruler of Kuwait (b. 1924)

1981-04-07

Nahed Sherif, Kuwait Connection

2006-01-15

Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1926)

2006-01-15

Emir of Kuwait,

2007-11-25

Peter Houghton, The U.S. Border Patrol/The Pump/Kuwait: Ten Years Later

2008-05-13

Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Sheikh of Kuwait (b. 1930)

2008-05-31

Charles Moskos, Chemical Plant Insecurity/They Didn't Ask, He Didn't Tell/The Kuwait of Africa


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