This Day in History

This Day in History (1967) Ready for Occupancy

Western-style residences come to al-Khobar.

This Day in History (1967) Ready for Occupancy

From the Dec. 20, 1967, edition of the Sun and Flare


Al-Firdoss Residence, a new compound of modern rental units in al-Khobar, was officially opened late last month by owners Abih B. al-Sabih and Jasim M. al-Mohaidib. 


Situated in northwest al-Khobar, the compound is adjacent to the al-Siddiq Elementary Boys School, seen in the foreground.


A children's playground and tennis courts are at the northern end of the project, which consists of 53 Western-style residences. The owners will provide continued maintenance and management of the property.


Also on this Date

2019 The United States Space Force is established, the first new branch of the U.S. Armed Forces since 1947


2007 Elizabeth II becomes the oldest monarch in U.K. history, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years and 243 days


1999 Portugal hands over Macau to China


1987 The passenger ferry Dona Paz sinks in the Tablas Strait of the Philippines after colliding with a tanker, killing an estimated 4,000 people in the worst peacetime sea disaster in history


1955 Cardiff becomes the capital city of Wales


1951 The EBR-1 in Arco, Idaho, becomes the first nuclear power plant to generate electricity -- enough to light four light bulbs


1946 An earthquake in Nakaido kills at least 1,000 people and destroys 36,000 homes


1921 Julius Richard Petri, a German microbiologist, dies in Zeitz, Germany


1860 South Carolina becomes the first state to attempt to secede from the United States


1803 The Louisiana Purchase is completed


You are currently using an older browser. Please note that using a more modern browser such as Microsoft Edge might improve the user experience. Download Microsoft Edge