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Today’s Observances: June 23

– 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).
1963: Nitrogen Fertilizer Plant opens near Stara Zagora (Southeastern Bulgaria). Renamed Agrobiochim in 1989. Adjudicated bankrupt on September 12, 2001.
1994: 36th National Assembly adopts Judicial System Act (superseded by a law of the same title, passed by 40th National Assembly in July 2007).