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Today’s Observances: August 11

The world:
– National Day of Chad: Independence Day (1960).
On this date in Bulgarian history:
1846: A school play in Shoumen (Northeastern Bulgaria) marks the birth of amateur performing arts in Bulgaria. 
1877: On the decisive third day of the Battle of Shipka in the Russo-Turkish War, the Turkish troops are beaten off.
1970: Bulgaria’s first synthetic rubber is manufactured at the Petrochemical Combined Works near Bourgas (on the Black Sea).
1984: The Balkan’s only dolphinarium is inaugurated in Varna on the Black Sea. 
1995: Fourteen soldiers die in a crash on Sofia’s ring road. 
2003 – The first group of 145 Bulgarian servicemen of the main body of a Bulgarian battalion leaves for Iraq.