site.btaToday's Observances: Dec. 8
- University Students Day.
On this date in Bulgarian history:
1874: Maiden issue of "Zname" newspaper comes out in Bucharest. Edited by Bulgarian revolutionary and poet Hristo Botev. Folds on September 14, 1875.
1888: Parliament passes law establishing Higher School of Sofia (today's Sofia University), Bulgaria's oldest higher educational establishment.
1949: Panagyurishte Gold Treasure is discovered by brothers Pavel, Mihail and Petko Deikov near Panagyurishte (South Central Bulgaria). Nine-vessel Thracian ritual set dates from 4th-3rd centuries BC and weighs 6.164 kg in total. All objects are richly and skilfully decorated.
2003: Bulgarian National Bank puts into circulation 100-lev banknote.
2003: Bulgarian-Spanish Business Council established with Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
2004: Balkan Fashion Chamber is set up.
2005: Bulgarian-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce is established.