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This Day in History (1990): Saudi Aramco Schools Intersession Activities

From anatomy to Arabic cooking to performance opportunities and educational games, the monthlong intersession provide wide array of activities for a wide array of interests.

This Day in History (1990): Saudi Aramco Schools Intersession Activities

From the May 23, 1990, edition of The Arabian Sun

"School's out! School's out! What will I do, Mom?”


Stateside moms despair to hear that question. Not so here.


The problem for most Aramco schoolchildren during intersession was not boredom at what to choose from the array of activities offered by the schools in all areas.


Whether the course was Asian cooking, chess for blood, intro to Spanish, or Rake-loom Weaving, it's safe to say that it was fun AND educational.


In fact, most parents wouldn't mind take a few of the courses themselves.


Caption for top photo: Future Bobby Fischers watch as Dhahran Hills teacher Dale Lesiter explains elementary moves in the beginner's chess class.


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1998 The Good Friday Agreement is accepted in a referendum in Northern Ireland with about 75% voting yes


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1960 A tsunami caused by an earthquake in Chile the previous day kills 61 people in Hilo, Hawaii


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1949 The occupying Western powers establish a new German state: the Federal Republic of Germany


1934 American bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed by police and killed in Bienville, Louisiana


1907 The unicameral Parliament of Finland gathers for its first plenary session


1829 Accordion patent granted to Cyril Demian in Vienna


1533 The marriage of King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon is declared null and void


1430 Joan of Arc is captured at the Siege of Compiegne by troops from the Burgundian faction


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