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Today’s Observances: May 13

Today’s Observances: May 13
The world:
1981: Assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II, who is shot in St. Peter’s square in Vatican City by Turkish national Ali Agca.  On this date in Bulgarian history:
1879: Postal service is established. First Bulgarian stamps, printed in Saint Petersburg, are put into circulation.
1888: Sofia Zoo is established.
1957: Polytechnical Museum is established with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
1999: Hristo G. Danov National Award is instituted by Culture Ministry, National Book Centre and Plovdiv Municipality.
2007: Prime Minister Sergei Stanishev breaks ground for Vidin-Calafat bridge over the Danube.