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Today’s Observances: May 23

Day of National Intelligence Service
The world:
International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
This day in Bulgarian history:
1879 – Bulgarian National Bank is formally inaugurated in Sofia
1880 – Parliament passes first Act on Administrative Division of the Territory of the Principality of Bulgaria
2002 – Pope John Paul II starts four-day official visit and apostolic journey in Bulgaria. This is the first visit by a head of the Roman Catholic Church to this country.