This Day in History

This Day in History (1956): The Industrial Training Center in full swing

Just one year after opening, the center offered courses to nearly 1,500 Saudis in a wide field of subjects.

This Day in History (1956): The Industrial Training Center in full swing

Featured in the Nov. 28 edition of the Sun and Flare:


The Industrial Training Center, opened in July of 1955 as a part of the Dhahran Training Department, provides trainingg for approximately 1,390 Saudi employee-trainees on both an assigned and a volunteer basis.


The program, offered by the Center, includes courses in Arabic and English typing, basic and advanced English, mathematics and science, and business training.


Courses offered on assigned time are those that are deemed desirable for the improvement of Saudi employees in their present positions or for their preparation for future work assignment.


Caption for the top photo: The Industrial Training Center in Dhahran as it appeared in November of 1956.


Also on this day in history:

2016 — A chartered plane carrying more than 75 people, including a Colombian football team, crashes near Medellin, Colombia


1991 British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher resigns as leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister


1979 Air New Zealand Flight 901 crashes into Mount Erebus while on a sightseeing flight over Antarctica, killing all 257 people on board


1979 Chamillionaire, a rapper, entrepreneur, and investor, is born


1975 East Timor declares its independence from Portugal


1972 Claude Buffet and Roger Bontems are executed by the guillotined, the last to be executed in Paris


1967 Astronomers Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Anthony Hewish discover the first pulsar


1943 U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin in Iran to discuss war strategy


1925 The Grand Ole Opry begins broadcasting under the name WSM Barn Dance in Nashville, Tenn.


1914 Following a World War I-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange reopens


1905 Irish nationalist Arthur Griffith founds Sinn Fein with the main goal of establishing a dual monarchy in Ireland


1859 Washington Irving, an American short story writer, historian, and biographer dies


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