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Today’s Observances: Jan. 30

On this date in Bulgarian history:
1848: The maiden issue of Tsarigradski Vestnik, edited by Ivan Bogorov,Alexander Exarch and Todor Bourmov, comes out in Constantinople (folds on December 15, 1862).
1879: Bulgaria’s first civilian hospital opens in Sofia.
2002: Intellectuals, power engineering workers and unionists set up a Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant Defence Committee in Pleven (North Central Bulgaria).
2007: Helios-Metalurg, Bulgaria’s first steel mill set up entirely on private capital, opens in Plovdiv (South Central Bulgaria).
2007: An ordinance comes into force for the creation of a single general information portal about the management of EU structural and cohesion funds in Bulgaria.