site.btaToday's Observances: June 22-23

Today's Observances: June 22-23

June 22

The world:

Day of Remembrance and Mourning in Russia (marks day in 1941 when Hitler invaded Soviet Union during World War II).

On this date in Bulgarian history:

813: In Battle of Versinikia (near present-day Malamirovo Village, Yambol Region, Southeastern Bulgaria), Bulgarian army led by Khan Kroum defeats Byzantine forces of Emperor Michael I Rangabe.

1906: Bulgaria's first mineworkers trade union founded in Pernik.

1999: US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright pays working visit to Bulgaria.

2000: Access to Public Information Act passed.

2005: First deceased-donor liver transplantation carried out at Alexandrovska Hospital in Sofia.

2007: First Bulgarian contingent leaves for Afghanistan to guard inner perimeter of Kandahar Airport as part of International Security Assistance Force.

 

June 23

Bulgaria:

- Civil Service Day (since January 2006).

The world:

- International Day of SOS Kinderdorf (SOS Children's Villages);

- National Day of Luxembourg. Grand Duke's Official Birthday;

- Public Service Day: Designated by the UN General Assembly on 20 December 2002 to highlight the contribution of public service in the development process.

On this date in Bulgarian history:

1882: Russian General Leonid Sobolev forms Conservative Party Government of Principality of Bulgaria (in office until September 7, 1883).

1994: 36th National Assembly adopts Judicial System Act (superseded by a law of the same title, passed by 40th National Assembly in July 2007).

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