This Day in History (1975): Fire Prevention Exercise
A full demonstration of fire safety was on display in Ras Tanura.
From the Feb. 26, 1975, edition of The Arabian Sun
Ras Tanura firemen show management the best way to cool down a blazing LPG fire -- one of many demonstrations held as part of the community's Fire Prevention Week, Feb. 15-19.
Other activities included:
Fire drills at the Najmah School, ITS, ITC, and Health Center
Demonstrations of First Aid
Demonstrations of fire extinguishers in both Najmah and Rahima
Annual open house at the Najmah Fire Station
Also on this date
2017 — Joseph "Judge" Wapner dies in Los Angeles at age 97
2008 — The New York Philharmonic performs in Pyongyang, North Korea, the first event of its kind to take place in the country
1995 — Barings Bank collapses after rouge securities officer Nick Leeson loses $1.4 billion by speculating on futures contracts on the Singapore International Monetary Exchange
1979 — The Superliner railcar enters revenue services with Amtrak
1971 — U.N. Secretary-General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day
1952 — Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada
1935 — Robert Watson-Watt's demonstration near Daventry leads directly to the development of radar in the U.K.
1929 — U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs legislation establishing Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming
1919 — U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signs an act of Congress establishing the Grand Canyon National Park
1909 — Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, is shown to the public at Palace Theater in London
1815 — Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from exile on the island of Elba
1616 — Galileo Galilei is formally banned by the Church from teaching or defending the view that the Earth orbits the sun
747 BC — According to Ptolemy, the origin of the Nabonassar Era began at noon on this date. Historians use this to establish the modern BC chronology for dating historic events