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Today’s Observances: May 1

– International Workers’ Day (May Day);
– Day of Bulgarians Fallen for Macedonia.
On this date in Bulgarian history:
1859: First Bulgarian secondary school abroad opens in Bolgrad, Bessarabia (in today’s Ukraine).
1879: First medical treatment facility, Aleksandrovska Hospital, opens in Sofia.
1888: Sofia Zoo is founded by royal decree.
1973: First full colour TV programme is aired.
1982: Agricultural Academy is established.