site.btaToday's Observances: September 24

Today's Observances: September 24
Today's Observances: September 24
President Zhelyu Zhelev on August 1, 1990 (BTA Archive)

The world:

- National Day of Guinea-Bissau: Independence Day (1973).

On this date in Bulgarian history:

1918: Soldiers' Uprising breaks out. Inspired by the Russian Revolution of 1917, it is the first armed attempt to replace the monarchy in Bulgaria by a republic.

1990: President Zhelyu Zhelev is the first Bulgarian head of State to pay a visit to the US. He takes part in the 45th UN General Assembly Session and confers with US President George H.W. Bush (on September 28).

1996: Bulgaria signs the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in New York. Ratified by the National Assembly on September 1, 1999.

2003: Parliament ratifies the ILO Convention concerning Seafarers' Welfare at Sea and in Port of 1987 (No. 163).

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