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April 29. Kazinform's timeline of major events

29 April 2019 07:00

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Kazinform's Timeline is the one-stop shop where you can learn about historical events for the 29th of April. See what notable events happened throughout Kazakhstan's history on April 29.

1911 - Dossor oil field developed by English businessmen began blowing out. The well blew out for 30 hours and gave 16,700 poods of oil.

1936 - First edition of Vecherniy Almaty (Evening Almaty) newspaper was released. The newspaper covers news related to economy, urban life, culture, medicine, education and children's upbringing .

1940 - Play ‘Kozy Korpesh - Bayan Sulu' was premiered at the Kazakh State Academic Theatre.

1992 - Former Prime Minister of Turkey Süleyman Demirel arrived in Almaty for an official visit. The Turkish PM participated in an official opening of the Embassy of Turkey in Kazakhstan.

2002 - The National Presidential Council of Kazakhstan was established. The goal of the Council is to develop proposals and recommendations on the key directions of domestic and foreign policy.

2006 - Memorial Museum of composer, academician Akhmet Zhubanov was unveiled in Almaty.

2011 - Film Good bye, Gulsary! by Ardak Amirkulov based on Chingiz Aitmatov's story of the same name received a special prize at the First Iranian Film Festival.

2011 - A memorial plate devoted to People's Artist of the USSR, Khalyk Kakharmany, director of the Mukhtar Auezov State Academic Drama Theatre Azerbaijan Mambetov (1932-2009) was unveiled in Almaty. The plate was installed on the house where Azerbaijan Mambetov lived.

2013 - Film Harmony Lessons directed by Aziz Zhambakiyev was awarded a special jury prize at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

2016 - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrissov together with heads of foreign diplomatic missions of China, Kyrgyzstan, deputy FMs of Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan participated in a tree-planting ceremony on the SCO Lawn. Idrissov also made a donation of about 100 books of President Nursultan Nazarbayev to the library of the SCO Secretariat.

2017 - Top Asian tertiary institutions, including Nazarbayev University, established the Asian Universities Alliance (AUA) in Beijing. NU President Shigeo Katsu took part in the inaugurating ceremony. The aim of the Alliance is to address regional and global challenges, related to higher education and economic, scientific and technological development, by strengthening collaboration among member institutions. Universities of Thailand, Hong Kong, China, India, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, the UAE, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Japan joined the Alliance.