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Today’s Observances: August 19

The world:
– World Humanitarian Day.
 – World Photography Day.
– National Day of Afghanistan: Independence Day (from UK control over Afghan foreign affairs in 1919).
On this date in Bulgarian history:
1892: Second Lieutenant Vassil Zlatarov ascends in Eugene Godard’s hot-air balloon La France above First Universal Agricultural and Industrial Exposition in Plovdiv, pioneering Bulgarian aviation.
1899: Bulgarian Apiarists’ Union is established.
1963: Radio Deutsche Welle begins Bulgarian-language broadcasts (discontinued July 1, 2011).