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Today’s Observances: February 19

The world: 
– World Whale Day.
– State Flag of Turkmenistan Day.
On this date in Bulgarian history:
1882: Cornerstone laid for St Alexander Nevsky Memorial Cathedral in Sofia.
1886: Peace treaty signed in Bucharest, ending Serbo-Bulgarian War of 1885.
1897: Agreement signed with Serbia on territorial status quo in Balkans and on cooperation in church and school matters in Macedonia.
1941: Bulgaria’s first trolley bus service launched in Sofia.
1991: Interbank currency market set up. Fixed US dollar/lev exchange rate abolished.
1993: Archive agencies of Bulgaria and Turkey sign cooperation agreement in Sofia.
1999: Bulgaria’s Parliament passes Lev Re-denomination Act, under which BGN 1,000 will exchange for BGN 1, effective July 5, 1999.
2004: National Dairy Board is set up by amendments to Animal Husbandry Act.