site.btaToday's Observances: June 8
- World Ocean Day.
On this date in Bulgarian history:
1869: The first "chitalishte" community centre is established in Veliko Tarnovo, later on called "Nadezhda."
1909: Diplomatic relations established with the Netherlands.
1957: The first hotel at the Golden Sands resort, Rodina, opens.
2004: The Central Bus Station is unveiled in Sofia.