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Today’s Observances: January 2

January 2
On this date in Bulgarian history:
1876: Zornitsa weekly of evangelical churches in Bulgaria is launched in Constantinople by American missionaries.
1891: Sofia’s Drama and Opera Company stages first opera performance.
1903: Congress in Thessaloniki decides that revolt, later known as Ilinden-Preobrazhenie Uprising, should be staged in spring to liberate Bulgarians in Macedonia and Eastern Thrace who were left outside Bulgaria’s borders under 1878 Treaty of Berlin. Uprising breaks out on July 20.