This Day in History

This Day in History (1955): King Sa'ud visits the Eastern Province

Parades and receptions held across the region for His Majesty.

This Day in History  (1955): King Sa'ud visits the Eastern Province

From the Nov. 23, 1955 edition of the Sun and Flare.


His Majesty King Sa'ud ibn 'Abd al-'Aziz arrived Tuesday in Dammam for a five-day stay in the Eastern Province. A parade and receptions were scheduled in Dammam and other parts of the province. 


His Majesty is expected to depart for India on Saturday, Nov. 26.


Also on this date in history:


2019 — The last Sumatran rhinoceros in Malaysia, Imam, dies, making the species extinct in the country.


2005 — Ellen Johnson Sirleaf wins election in Libera, becoming the first woman to lead an African country


1992 — The first smartphone, the IBM Simon, is introduced at COMDEX in Las Vegas


1991 — Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury announces he is HIV-positive. He would die the next day.


1976 — Jaques Mayol becomes the first man to reach a depth of 100 meters undersea without breathing equipment


1963 — The BBC broadcasts "An Unearthly Child," the first episode for the first story from the first series of "Doctor Who."


1924 — Edwin Hubble's discover that the Andromeda nebula is actually another island galaxy far outside the Milky Way is published in The New York Times


1888 — Harpo Marx is born


1876 — William Magear Tweed, best known as Boss Tweed, is delivered to New York authorities after being captured in Spain


1499 — Perkin Warbeck is hanged for attempting to escape from the Twoer of London. Warbeck had invaded England two years earlier, claiming to be the son of King Edward IV of England


870 — Alexander is born


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