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This day in history (1990): The longest move across the desert

The Nov. 14, 1990, edition of The Arabian Sun featured images of an Aramco truck caravan moving Seismo Camp 19.

This day in history (1990): The longest move across the desert

From the Nov. 14, 1990 edition of The Arabian Sun


A convoy of 27 trucks recently moved Saudi Aramco Seismo Camp 19 from the Wadi ad-Dawasir area south of Riyadh to al-Jawf northwest of Riyadh, a distance of nearly 2,200 kilometers (1,364 miles). The convoy logged a total of about 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles) in the round trip from Dhahran.


It was believed to be the longest move ever accomplished by the Transportation Department.


Other highlights this day in history

2008 – The first G-20 economic summit opens in Washington D.C.


1991 – Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after 13 years in exile.


1975 – With the signing of the Madrid Accords, Spain abandons the Western Sahara.


1954 – Yanni, Greek-American music composer and producer is born in Kalamata, Greece.


1851 – Author Herman Melville’s epic Moby Dick is published.


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