Svishtov is the town of the 100 first things (PDF link). Here are some of the most important ones:It may be that your town is The Town of the 101 First Things.
The first donation to school purposes was made in 1812 by Phillip Sakelarievich, who was born in Svishtov, but was trading in Vienna; Svishtov is the first town liberated from the Turkish yoke and the first civil administration is established here as well; The first in Bulgaria high-school of trade was found in Svishtov thanks to the donation of Dimitar Hadzhivasilev from Svishtov and built by the Austrian architect Paul Brant, like the high school in Vienna; The history of the choral singing starts from Svishtov. The first Bulgarian choir was set up in Svishtov in 1868; The first Bulgarian cultural house was found in Svishtov with the act of donation of Kiril D. Avramov; Svishtov is the native town of the author of the first printed book in modern Bulgarian language - Philip Stanislavov; the author of the Bulgarian anthem – Tsvetan Radoslavov; the great writer Aleko Konstantinov.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
The Town of the 100 First Things
From the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics:
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