This Day in History
This Day in History (1965): Clothing production begins
Aramco contracts with Dammam company to provide khaki work clothing.
From the Dec. 1, 1965 edition of the Sun and Flare
Dammam Clothing Industries has completed 600 pair of khaki pants toward filling the first increment of 1,900 in Aramco's contract with the factory to supply khaki work clothing.
Here, the work supervisor shows a finished pair of pants to M.A. Lupien, Dhahran District general superintendent of Materials Supply and Traffic, and R.C. Townsend, acting supervisor of the Commissary Division.
The factory's major stockholder, Abdulla Rashid al-Naimi, stands at right. The pants and shirts were manufactured from American cotton goods and under the specifications of American-made work clothing.
Al-Naimi is the first local entrepreneur to undertake the manufacture of clothing items under an Aramco contract.
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1924 — The National Hockey League's first U.S.-based franchise, the Boston Bruins, plays their first game at home at the Boston Arena
1918 — Iceland becomes a sovereign state while still remaining part of the Danish kingdom
1878 — U.S. president Rutherford B. Hayes gets the first telephone installed in the White House