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Today’s Observances: August 31

The world:
– National Day of Kyrgyzstan: Independence Day (1991);- National Day of Malaysia: Independence Day (1957);- National Day of Trinidad and Tobago: Independence Day (1962).
On this date in Bulgarian history:
1998: NOVA Television starts round-the-clock broadcasting.
2005: 40th National Assembly passes Protection from Environmental Noise Act.
2006: New 3,600 m runway goes into operation at Sofia Airport, capable of handling 20 aircraft movements per hour and ICAO Category III low-visibility landings.