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Bulgaria - Historical Events
Date Event
681-08-09

Bulgaria is founded as a Khanate on the south bank of the Danube, after defeating the Byzantine armies of Emperor Constantine IV south of the Danube delta.

917-08-20

Battle at Anchialus: Bulgaria army counter attacks Byzantines

927-05-27

Battle of the Bosnian Highlands: Simeon I of Bulgaria is defeated by King Tomislav of Croatia.

1205-04-15

Battle at Adrianople: Bulgaria beats Emp Boudouin of Constantinople

1393-07-17

Osmanen occupy Turnovo, Bulgaria

1876-05-02

The April Uprising breaks out in Bulgaria.

1878-03-03

Bulgaria liberated from Turkey (Peace of San Stefano)

1885-09-06

Eastern Rumelia declares its union with Bulgaria. The Unification of Bulgaria is accomplished.

1885-11-13

Serbian army occupies Bulgaria

1901-04-05

Under threats from the Ottoman Turkish Government, Bulgaria is forced to arrest the leaders of the Macedonian Committee

1908-09-22

Bulgaria declares independence from Ottoman Empire (Turkey)

1908-10-05

Bulgaria declares independence from Turkey, Ferdinand I becomes Tsar

1909-03-18

Russia and Bulgaria reach an agreement in which late 19th century Russian financial claims are cancelled to meet compensation due to Turkey from Bulgaria

1912-03-12

Establishment of the first football club in Bulgaria - Botev Plovdiv

1912-03-13

Bulgaria and Serbia conclude an alliance pact ostensibly against Austria, but it secretly provides for a possible war against Turkey

1912-10-17

Bulgaria, Greece & Serbia declares war on Turkey

1912-10-18

The First Balkan War breaks out, with Bulgaria, Serbia, and Greece opposed to Turkey

1912-12-03

Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro, Greece & Bulgaria sign weapons pact

1913-03-26

Bulgaria captures Adrianople, ending the 1st Balkan War

1913-05-07

An ambassadorial conference in St Petersburg, Russia, awards the town of Silistria to Rumania in compensation for Bulgaria's other territorial gains in the First Balkan War

1913-06-01

The Serbian government concludes a ten-year treaty with Greece against Bulgaria; Serbia wishes to pursue Macedonian aspirations with Greece's help

1913-07-01

Serbia & Greece declare war on Bulgaria

1913-07-10

Romania declares war on Bulgaria

1913-07-20

Turkish troops take Adrianopel & Erdine from Bulgaria

1913-08-10

2nd Balkan War ends, Treaty of Bucharest, Bulgaria loses

1913-09-21

Turkey & Bulgaria sign peace treaty in Constantinople

1913-09-29

The Treaty of Constantinople between Turkey and Bulgaria restores peace; the Turks recover Adrianople and Maritza River line

1915-10-05

Bulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers.

1915-10-16

Great Britain declares war on Bulgaria

1915-10-19

Russia/Italy declares war on Bulgaria

1916-09-01

Bulgaria declares war on Romania

1918-10-03

Boris becomes king of Bulgaria

1918-10-03

Tsar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria abdicates the throne in favour of his eldest son Tsar Boris III

1919-10-06

Stambuliski becomes premier of Bulgaria

1919-11-27

Peace of Neuilly-sur-Seine: Allies & Bulgaria

1920-09-04

Last day of Julian civil calendar (in parts of Bulgaria)

1929-03-06

Turkey & Bulgaria sign friendship treaty

1934-05-19

Military coup by Col Damian Veltsjev in Bulgaria

1935-04-21

King Boris of Bulgaria forbids all political parties

1940-09-07

Treaty of Craiova: Romania loses Southern Dobrudja to Bulgaria.

1941-01-21

1st anti-Jewish measures in Bulgaria

1941-03-01

German troops invade Bulgaria

1941-03-02

World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joined the Axis Pact.

1942-06-05

USA declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary & Romania

1944-08-26

Bulgaria announces withdrawal & German troops are to be disarmed

1944-09-01

Bulgaria government of Bagrjanow, resigns

1944-09-08

Russians march into Bulgaria; Bulgaria declares war on Germany

1944-09-09

Bulgaria liberated from Nazi control (National Day)

1944-09-15

Russian troops free Sofia Bulgaria

1944-10-28

Russia & Bulgaria sign weapons pact

1946-09-08

Bulgaria ends monarchy

1946-10-27

Georgi Domitrovs National Front wins Bulgaria elections (78%)

1946-11-21

Georgi Dimitrov elected premier of Bulgaria

1949-07-20

Vasil Kolarov elected premier of Bulgaria

1955-05-14

Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland & Romania

1955-07-27

Israeli passenger plane shot down above Bulgaria, 58 die

1956-04-17

Bulgaria premier Tchervenkov resigns

1962-11-19

Todor Zjivkov becomes premier of Bulgaria

1964-09-29

Greece & Bulgaria close boundaries

1966-08-31

Referee Leo Horn whistles his last soccer match (Ajax-Bulgaria)

1971-05-16

Bulgaria adopts its constitution

1984-01-10

Bulgarian Tupolev 134 crashs at Sofia airport in Bulgaria, 50 die

1987-08-30

Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria sets high jump woman's record (6'10½")

1988-08-20

Yordanka Donkova of Bulgaria sets 100m hurdle woman's record (12.21)

1988-12-27

Bulgaria stops jamming Radio Free Europe after more than 3 decades

1992-01-15

Bulgaria recognizes Macedonia

1994-07-16

Sweden shuts out Bulgaria 4-0, to finish 3rd in the World Cup

1994-12-18

Socialist Party (ex-communist) wins Bulgaria parliamentary election

2001-07-24

Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the last Tsar of Bulgaria when he was a child, is sworn in as Prime Minister of Bulgaria, becoming the first monarch in history to regain political power through democratic election to a different office.

2001-08-01

Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Malta, Slovenia and Slovakia join the European Environment Agency.

2002-11-21

NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members.

2004-03-29

Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members.

2005-04-25

Bulgaria and Romania sign accession treaties to join the European Union.

2007-01-01

Bulgaria and Romania officially join the European Union. Also, Bulgarian, Romanian, and Irish become official languages of the European Union, joining 20 other official languages.

2007-05-13

Construction of the Calafat-Vidin Bridge between Romania and Bulgaria begins.

2012-07-18

6 Israeli tourists are killed and 30 injured after a bomb explodes on a tourist bus at Burgas Airport, Bulgaria

2014-10-02

15 people are killed after a gun powder plant explodes in Gorni Lom, Bulgaria

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Bulgaria - Birthdays
Date Event
1850-06-27

Ivan Vazov, Bulgaria, poet/novelist/playwright (Under the Yoke)

1857-04-05

Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg, ruler of Bulgaria (1879-86)

1860-08-22

Eleonore of Reuss-Köstritz, tsaritsa of Bulgaria (d. 1917)

1861-02-26

Ferdinand I, Vienna, 1st tsar of modern Bulgaria (1908-18)

1861-02-26

King Ferdinand of Bulgaria,

1874-10-21

Albert Aftalion, Bulgaria/French economist

1876-12-04

Dimitur Poljanov, [Popov], Bulgaria, poet (Iron Poems)

1879-09-26

Petko J Todorov, Bulgaria, writer (Fairy, Samodiva Fee)

1882-06-18

Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgaria premier (1946-49) [or 6/28]

1893-04-29

Elisaveta Bagrjana, [Beltsheva], Bulgaria, poet

1894-01-30

Boris III, Tsar of Bulgaria (1918-43)

1907-11-13

Giovanna of Italy, tsaritsa of Bulgaria (d. 2000)

1909-08-22

Stojan T Daskalov, Bulgaria, writer (A Farm)

1909-10-09

Eric Hosking, Expedition to Bulgaria

1909-12-28

Nikola J Vaptsarov, Bulgaria poet (Subrani Sutsjinenija)

1909-9-14

Peter Scott, Expedition to Bulgaria

1911-03-07

Anthony Lambert, Expedition to Bulgaria

1911-09-07

Todor C Zjivkov, Bulgaria partizan/premier/president

1912-06-09

Philip Hollom, Expedition to Bulgaria

1913-07-10

Ljuba Welitsch, Borisovo, Bulgaria, opera soprano (Nedda-Pagliacci)

1914-05-18

Boris Christoff, Bulgaria/Italian bass (Boris Godunov)

1927-12-24

Angelika Schrobsdorff, Bulgaria of All Places

1929-07-26

Alexis Weissenberg, Sofia Bulgaria, pianist (Levintritt-1948)

1930-04-27

Juliy Stoyanov, Bulgaria: baza danni

1931-04-01

George Baker, Bulgaria, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Curse of the Fly)

1935-01-06

Margarita Gomez-Acebo y Cejuela, Tsaritsa of Bulgaria

1935-06-13

Christo [Javacheff], Bulgaria, artist, wrapper (Running Fence)

1937-06-16

Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Tsar of Bulgaria

1941-11-19

Ivanka Khristova, Bulgaria, shot putter (Olympic-gold-1976)

1942-07-02

Georgi Ivanov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33)

1945-07-12

Dimitar Penev, Bulgaria soccer player/union coach (Lokomotiv/CSKA)

1947-9-09

Khristo Tz. Kovachev, Bulgaria: baza danni

1949-08-02

Bertalan Farkas, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz 36/35)

1949-11-09

Mariya Trayanova, Nyakude v Bulgaria

1951-12-01

Alexander Panayotov Aleksandrov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-5)

1956-12-04

Blagoi Blagoyev, Bulgaria, 82.5 kg weightlifer (Olympics-silver-1976)

1957-06-28

Georgi Parvanov, President of Bulgaria

1959-07-03

Stoyan Deltchev, Bulgaria, horizontal bar gymnist (Olympic-gold-1980)

1961-01-24

Krasimir Mikhailov Stoyanov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut

1961-09-28

Yordanka Donkova, Bulgaria, 100 m hurdler (world record)

1961-11-07

Mintcho Pachov, Bulgaria, 67.5kg weightlifer (Olympic-bronze-1980)

1963-02-11

Val Todorov, Bulgaria, This Eternal Heresy

1965-05-25

Stefka Kostadinova, Bulgaria high jumper (world record 1987)

1967-01-23

Naim Suleymanoglu, Bulgaria, Turkish weight lifter (Oly-gold-1988)

1967-02-14

Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere, Sofia Bulgaria, tennis player (1984 US Mix)

1969-05-07

Katerina Maleeva, Bulgaria, tennis player (US Open Junior 1984)

1971-05-19

Martin Dimitrov, Hotel Bulgaria

1971-05-19

David J. Elfström, Hotel Bulgaria

1972-01-19

Princess Kalina of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family

1972-05-17

Elena Wagner, Sofia Bulgaria, tennis star (1996 ITF/Redbridge-GBR)

1973-07-14

Halil Mutlu, Bulgaria-born Turkish weightlifter

1975-04-01

Magdalena Maleeva, Sofia Bulgaria, tennis star (1995 Chicago Moscow)

1975-06-16

Maria Sinigerova, Miss Universe-Bulgaria (1996)

1978-05-30

Krassmira Todorava, Miss Bulgaria Universe (1997)

1994-07-27

Princess Mafalda-Ceceilia of Bulgaria

1995-12-14

Princess Olimpia Preslavska of Bulgaria

1997-10-12

Prince Boris of Bulgaria

1998-08-05

Ana-Maria Yanakieva, X Factor: Bulgaria

1999-03-23

Prince Beltran of Bulgaria

1999-11-20

Princess Sofia of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family

1999-11-20

Prince Umberto of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family

2002-06-03

Prince Tirso of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family

Bulgaria - Deaths
Date Event
814-04-13

Krum of Bulgaria

907-05-02

Boris I of Bulgaria

916-07-27

Kliment/Clemens van Ohrid, Bulgaria bishop of Ohrid/saint, dies

927-05-27

Tsar Simeon I of Bulgaria (b. 864 or 865)

969-01-29

Peter, tsar of Bulgaria (927-69), dies

1014-10-06

Samuel (Samuil), ruler of Bulgaria, dies (b. 958)

1330-07-28

Michael III, Tsar of Bulgaria, dies in battle

1371-02-17

Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria

1395-06-03

Ivan Shishman of Bulgaria

1422-09-17

Constantine II of Bulgaria

1831-01-04

Nikola P Neofit Rilski, Bulgaria abbot/poet, dies at 37

1893-11-17

Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg, king of Bulgaria (1879-86), dies at 36

1907-03-11

Nikola Petkow, premier (Bulgaria), murdered

1916-02-14

Petko J Todorov, Bulgaria writer (Zmejova), dies at 36

1923-06-15

Alexander Stamboeliski, premier Bulgaria (1919-23), dies

1942-07-23

Nikola J Vaptsarov, Bulgaria poet/communist, executed at 32

1943-08-28

Boris III, of Saksen-Coburg, King of Bulgaria (1918-43), dies

1947-09-23

Nikola Petkov, leader of Bulgaria Boer party, hanged

1948-09-10

King Ferdinand of Bulgaria,

1948-09-16

Ferdinand I MKLM, prince of Saxony-Coburg/tsar of Bulgaria, dies

1949-07-02

Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgaria premier (1946-49), dies at 67

1953-09-25

Dimitur Poljanov, [Popov], Bulgaria poet (Iron Verses), dies

1989-08-29

Peter Scott, Expedition to Bulgaria

1991-02-22

Eric Hosking, Expedition to Bulgaria

1993-06-28

Boris Christoff, Bulgaria/Italian bass (Don Carlos), dies at 79

1994-08-14

Elias Canetti, Bulgaria/British author (Nobel 1981), dies at 89

1996-10-02

Andrey Lukanov, PM of Bulgaria (1990), assassinated at 58

1996-12-17

Stanko Todorov, PM of Bulgaria (1971-81), dies

2003-04-24

Guy Mountfort, Expedition to Bulgaria

2007-04-28

Anthony Lambert, Expedition to Bulgaria

2011-12-24

Juliy Stoyanov, Bulgaria: baza danni

2014-06-20

Philip Hollom, Expedition to Bulgaria


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