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Today’s Observances: July 22

On this date in Bulgarian history:
1877: Russian troops liberate Stara Zagora from Ottoman rule during 1877-1878 Russo-Turkish War.
1949: Polish reading room (renamed Cultural and Information Centre in 1957, and Polish Institute in 1994) opens in Sofia. 
2017: Boyan Petrov climbs Gasherbrum II (8,035 m) in Pakistan, becoming first Bulgarian to have scaled nine eight-thousanders. Petrov is last seen on May 3, 2018, while attempting to climb Shishapangma (8,027 m).