This Day in History

This Day in History (1977): President Cabral visits

In addition to visiting the Oil Exhibit and the Discovery Well No. 7, the foreign dignitary also visited KFUPM and other local facilities.

This Day in History (1977): President Cabral visits

President of Guinea-Bissau Luis Cabral stopped at the Oil Exhibit Center in Dhahran last Wednesday during a one-day visit to Aramco that also included a trip to Aramco's Discovery Well No. 7.


The president of Guinea-Bissau visited Aramco as part of a weeklong tour of Saudi Arabia to discuss Arabian-African affairs with His Majesty King Khalid.


During his stay in the Eastern Province, President Cabral also toured the University of Petroleum and Minerals, King 'Abd al-'Aziz Port in Dammam, and the SAFCO plant.


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1953 — Cessation of hostilities is achieved in the Korea War when the U.S., China, and North Korea sign an armistice agreement. Syngman Rhee, President of South Korea, refuses to sign but pledges to observe the armistice


1949 — Initial flight of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner


1940 — Bugs Bunny makes his debut in the animated short "A Wild Hare"


1929 — The Geneva Convention of 1929, dealing with treatment of prisoners of war, is signed by 53 nations


1900 — Kaiser Wilhelm II makes a speech comparing Germans to Huns, and for years, "Hun" would be a disparaging name for Germans


1890 — Vincent van Gogh shoots himself and dies two days later


1866 — The first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable is successfully completed, stretching from Valentia Island, Ireland, to Heart's Content, Newfoundland


1694 — A Royal charter is granted to the Bank of England


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