site.btaToday's Observances: May 21

Today's Observances: May 21
Today's Observances: May 21
Sofia Mayor Stefan Sofiyanski (left) and Prime Minister Ivan Kostov, Sofia, May 21, 1997 (BTA archive)

The Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast Day of St Constantine and St Helena.

The world:

- World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

On this date in Bulgarian history:

1864: First railway goes under construction between Ruse and Varna.

1922: Diplomatic relations are established with Latvia at legation level.

1958: Diplomatic relations are established with Uruguay at legation level; promoted to embassy level in 1964.

1969: Bulgaria ratifies the Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity.

1997: Prime Minister Ivan Kostov forms a cabinet (in office until July 24, 2001).

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