This Day in History

This Day in History (1966): Lecturer, writer speaks in Dhahran

Mrs. Ruth Sheldon Knowles on assignment for "Reader's Digest."

This Day in History (1966): Lecturer, writer speaks in Dhahran

From the July 13, 1966, edition of the Sun and Flare

Mrs. Ruth Sheldon Knowles, author, lecturer, petroleum specialist, and war correspondent, arrived in Dhahran for a four-day stop-over on a round-the-world trip.


She is on an assignment for the "Reader's Digest" making a study of the world hunger problem.


During her visit, she presented a talk ot the members of the Aramco community, under the auspices of the Aramco Employees Association, on some of the aspects of her current assignment.


Mrs. Knowles has just been in Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, India, and Pakistan, on her third trip on writing assignments around the world in the past three years.


In addition to Vietnam, she has been in such world trouble spots as Indonesia and Castro's Cuba just before the missile crisis.


Caption for top photo: RUTH SHELDON KNOWLES, author of the best seller "The Greatest Gamblers -- The Epic of America Oil Exploration," paid a visit to Aramco last week. On a round-the-world information-gathering assignment, Mrs. Knowles toured facilities in Dhahran, including the Discovery Well, Dammam 7.


Also on this date

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2016 Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron resigns and is succeeded by Theresa May


2011 South Sudan is admitted in the United Nations


1990 A 6.4-magnitude earthquake in Afghanistan triggers an avalanche on Lenin Peak, killing 43 climbers in the deadliest mountaineering disaster ever


1985 The Live Aid benefit concert takes place in London and Philadelphia, as well as other venues such as Moscow and Sydney


1977 New York City experiences an electrical blackout lasting nearly 24 hours, leading to widespread fires and looting


1930 The inaugural FIFA World Cup begins in Uruguay


1919 The British airship R34 lands in Norfolk, England, completing the first airship return journey across the Atlantic in 182 hours of flight


1878 With the Treaty of Berlin, European powers redraw the map of the Balkans. Serbia, Romania, and Montenegro become independent of the Ottoman Empire


1814 The Carabinieri, the national gendarmerie of Italy, is established


1787 The congress of the confederation enacts the Northwest Ordinance establishing governing rules for the Northwest Territory, as well as procedures for admission of new states and limits the expansion of slavery.


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