This Day in History
This Day in History (1990): Our place at al-Janadriyah
From key officials to school students, Aramcons visit cultural and heritage festival.
From the March 14, 1990, edition of The Arabian Sun
Saudi Aramco set up an exhibit showing company activities and samples of recent oil discoveries during the inauguration of the sixth al- Janadriyah Festival for Culture and Heritage near Riyadh.
Aramco representatives participated in the event by numerous government officials and thousands of spectators, including sixth graders from Dhahran Junior High on overnight field trips to Riyadh.
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1900 — The U.S. goes on the Gold Standard
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