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Thanks to this man Betico Croes, Aruba has independence day.

Thanks to this man Betico Croes, Aruba has independence day.

Ahmed bin Majid  was an Arab navigator and cartographer born in 1421 in Julphar, which is now known as Ras Al Khaimah. This city makes up one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates, but at that time it was classified as the coast of Oman.

Ahmed bin Majid was an Arab navigator and cartographer born in 1421 in Julphar, which is now known as Ras Al Khaimah. This city makes up one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates, but at that time it was classified as the coast of Oman.

Ali Al-Habsi is an Omani goalkeeper. He cites an unusual playing inspiration and his devout Muslim faith as factors in his Premier League success. The younger generation look up to him and consider him a role model.

Ali Al-Habsi is an Omani goalkeeper. He cites an unusual playing inspiration and his devout Muslim faith as factors in his Premier League success. The younger generation look up to him and consider him a role model.

Edgar "Watty" Joaquin Vos was a person who served his community at every stage of his life, both as a football player, musician, and politician.

Edgar "Watty" Joaquin Vos was a person who served his community at every stage of his life, both as a football player, musician, and politician.

Dr. Madiha Al-Shaibani is the first female minister of the Ministry of Education.

Dr. Madiha Al-Shaibani is the first female minister of the Ministry of Education.

Qaboos bin Said Al Said is the Sultan of Oman and its Dependencies. He rose to power after overthrowing his father, Said bin Taimur, in a palace coup in 1970.

Qaboos bin Said Al Said is the Sultan of Oman and its Dependencies. He rose to power after overthrowing his father, Said bin Taimur, in a palace coup in 1970.

Said bin Taimur was the sultan of Muscat and Oman from 10 February 1932 until his overthrow on 23 July 1970.  As sultan, oil wealth would have allowed Sultan Said bin Taimur to modernize his country, and, in fact, he secured British recognition of its independence in 1951.

Said bin Taimur was the sultan of Muscat and Oman from 10 February 1932 until his overthrow on 23 July 1970. As sultan, oil wealth would have allowed Sultan Said bin Taimur to modernize his country, and, in fact, he secured British recognition of its independence in 1951.

Rufo Wever is known for helping with the composition for the National Anthem of Aruba

Rufo Wever is known for helping with the composition for the National Anthem of Aruba

Juan Chabaya Lampe better known as Padu del Caribe has written and composed the National Anthem of Aruba.

Juan Chabaya Lampe better known as Padu del Caribe has written and composed the National Anthem of Aruba.

Boy Ecury is seen as an icon in Aruba, given that he has fought in the World War II

Boy Ecury is seen as an icon in Aruba, given that he has fought in the World War II


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