This Day in History

This Day in History (2012): Thirty years of service

From one CEO to the future CEO, a congratulations and an award.

This Day in History (2012): Thirty years of service

From the Feb. 15, 2012, edition of The Arabian Sun

Saudi Aramco and CEO Khalid A. Al-Falih, center, and members of corporate and executive management celebrate the senior vice president of Upstream, Amin Nasser.


Nasser, shown holding the award, recently marked the completion of 30 years with the company.


Also on this date

2013 — A meteor explodes over Russia, injuring 1,500 people when a shock wave blows out windows and rocks buildings. 


1992 — Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is sentenced to 15 terms of life in prison. Two years later, he himself will be murdered in prison.


1989 — The Soviet Union announces all of its troops have left Afghanistan


1972 — Sound recordings are granted federal copyright protection in the U.S. for the first time


1965 — A new red-and-white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada, replacing the former Red Ensign banner


1952 — King George VI of the United Kingdom is buried in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle


1946 — ENIAC, the first electronic general-purpose computer, is formally dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia


1933 — U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt survives an assassination attempt as Giuseppe Zangara misses Roosevelt and shoots Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak, who later dies


1923 — Greece becomes the last European country to adopt the Gregorian calendar


1898 — The USS Maine explodes and sinks in Havana harbor in Cuba, killing more than 270 of the ship's 350+ crew. The event helps spur U.S. to declare war on Spain.


1764 — The city of St. Louis is established in Spanish Louisiana (now Missouri)


590 — Khorsau II is crowned King of Persia


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