site.btaToday's Observances: Jan. 28 - 29

Today's Observances: Jan. 28 - 29
Today's Observances: Jan. 28 - 29
Artwork by Dessi Toncheva (BTA Photo)

January 28

The world:

- Data Privacy Day (known in Europe as Data Protection Day) (since 2006).

- International Day of Mobilization against Nuclear War (since 1986).

On this date in Bulgarian history:

1925: The University of Forestry is established as a Department of Silviculture at the Faculty of Agronomy of the St Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia.

1948: The State Higher Theatre School, now the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, is established.

1992: Bulgaria recognizes independence of Slovenia, Macedonia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

1998: First line of Sofia's underground railway goes into operation.

2000: Parliament passes an Act to Ratify the Agreement between Bulgaria
and NATO on Bulgaria's participation in KFOR.

2004: Parliament ratifies the European Convention on the International Validity of Criminal Judgments.

January 29

On this date in Bulgarian history:

1866: The troupe of the Bulgarian theatre community in Braila, Romania, stage its first show: the drama "Stoyan Voivode" by Dobri Voinikov. This is the first performance featuring actresses.

1878: Turgovishte and Kyustendil are liberated from Ottoman rule during Russo- Turkish War (1877-1878).

1929: First national beauty pageant is held in Sofia, organized by "Zora" newspaper. Lyuba Yotsova, 22, from Vratsa, is named Most Beautiful Bulgarian Woman.

1946: Society of Free Writers is set up in Sofia as alternative to Union of Bulgarian Writers, to be disbanded in 1950.

1997: National strike staged by three trade unions against Zhan Videnov's government.

2015: Bulgarian National Audit Office Act adopted.




By 23:07 on 30.05.2023 Today`s news

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