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Today’s Observances: December 11

The world:
– International Mountain Day;
– National Day of Burkina Faso: Republic Day (1958).
On this date in Bulgarian history:
1868: Revolutionary leader Vassil Levski starts his first tour of Bulgaria from Constantinople.
1879: Diplomatic relations are established with Belgium at the level of diplomatic agencies; severed in 1915, restored in 1920; severed again in 1941 and restored in 1947 at legation level. Promoted to embassy level on November 6, 1964.
1896: First cinematographic projection is conducted in cafe of Bulgaria Hotel in Sofia.
1947: Government headed by Georgi Dimitrov is formed.
1996: National Association of Municipalities holds constituent meeting.
2005: President Georgi Purvanov pays first state visit of a Bulgarian head of State to Ireland.
2006: Bulgarian Embassy unveiled in Podgorica after Montenegro declares independence.
2007: Parliament adopts State Agency for National Security Act.