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Today’s Observances: July 6

The world:
– National Day of Cabo Verde: Independence Day (1975);
– National Day of Venezuela: Independence Day (1811).
– Interior Ministry Day.
On this date in Bulgarian history:
1879: First government formed after five centuries of Ottoman rule; headed by Prime Minister Todor Bourmov (in office until November 24, 1879).
1920: Free University of Political and Economic Sciences is set up in Sofia as first stand-alone higher school of economics.
1980: Diplomatic relations are established with Cape Verde (today’s Cabo Verde).
1999: Law on redenomination of the Bulgarian lev enters into force, with 1,000 old leva exchanged for 1 new lev.
2000: European Parliament decides Bulgaria should be removed from EU visa blacklist.
2009: GERB party wins elections to 41st Parliament on 39.70 per cent of vote.