Current News

Current News

Sofia Bloody Communist Church Terror Attack Vies for Bulgaria Top Event

Sofia Bloody Communist Church Terror Attack Vies for Bulgaria Top Event

2/8/2010 3:46:17 PM

St Nedelya Church after the assault in April 1925. Source: — St Nedelya after the 1925 assault, part of the Old Sofia gallery. 

The St Nedelya Church assault, a terrorist attack on St. Nedelya Church in Bulgaria, carried out on 16 April 1925, has garnered the most votes in the crime category of a poll for the country's top event during the past century.

The on-line and text messaging campaign is organized by the Bulgarian National Television and aims to elect Bulgaria's most important political, cultural and scientific achievements over the 20th century.

The St Nedelya Church assault was a terrorist attack on St. Nedelya Church in Bulgaria. It was carried out on 16 April 1925, when a group of the Bulgarian Communist Party (BCP) blew up the roof of the St Nedelya Church in the capital Sofia.

This occurred during the funeral service of General Konstantin Georgiev, who had been killed in a previous Communist assault on 14 April. 150 people, mainly from the country's political and military elite, were killed in the attack and around 500 were injured.

The list of nominations in the crime category also featured the murder of Alexander Stamboliyski (1923), Geo Milev (1925), Georgi Markov, a Bulgarian émigré broadcaster and a dissident writer (1978), and Andrey Lukanov, Bulgaria's former prime minister (1995)."Bulgaria:

Bulgarians recently named the emblematic date September 9, marking Bulgaria's anti-fascist uprising in 1944, the most important political event in the country for the past century.

An appliance for roasting peppers, called "chushkopek“, was voted the most revolutionary household device.

 

SNA

Name day of everyone named Danail, Daniel, Daniela.
 SPYRIDONOVDEN (St. Spyridons Day)
SPYRIDONOVDEN (St. Spyridons Day)
12/12/2018 9:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Spyridon or Spiro.
ANINDEN (St. Anna’s Day - the Conception of the Holy Mother of God by Saint Anna)
Name day of everyone named Anna, Ana, Anita, Aneta, Anette.
38 years ago John Lennon was killed on that day...
Former Beatle John Lennon has been shot dead December 8th, 1980, by a gunman he did not know, who opened fire outside the musician's New York apartment.
December 8th - the Day University Students celebrate as their feastday
The start of that special feast goes back to the 1920, and is connected to the then-only BG University - the Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski.
212 years of the first early Bulgarian printed book
In 1806 the first early Bulgarian book Nedelnik (Kiriakodromion) written by Sofronii of Vratsa was printed.
NIKULDEN (St. Nicholas the Wonderworker)
Name day for everyone named Nikola, Nikolay, Kolyo, Nikolina, Neno, Nenka, Nikolina, Nina.
ST. SAVA (also: St. Savva or St. Sabbas the Sanctified)
Name day of everyone named Sava, Slavka, Slav, Vladislav, Slavi.
ST. VARVARA (St. Barbara) - December 4
Name day of everyone named Varvara, Barbara.
 World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day
12/1/2018 9:00:00 AM
The ends of the red ribbon are pointed to the ground today, symbolizing the life that is disappearing.