ARMENIAN PRESIDENT, YEREVAN MAYOR TOUR WITH NEWLY IMPORTED PUBLIC TRANSPORT BUSES
- YEREVAN. - Eighty of the 249 buses—which were imported from Beijing along the lines of Armenia's and China's intergovernmental cooperation toward improving Armenian capital Yerevan's regular commuter transport—will serve Yerevan's residents as of today (Saturday), Yerevan City Hall Transport Department Chief Henrik Navasardyan told news reporters.
In his words, the eighty buses will operate in six different routes, and they will charge no fare on Saturday.
Also, Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan and Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan took a tour with the newly imported public transport buses.
The 249 buses, which were donated by China, cost a total of AMD 4.53 billion (approx. US$ 11,726,993).
- 1724 The Armenians and Azeri Turks of Gandzak sign an agreement to stand up to the Ottoman Turks.
- 1873 Birth of Nikolay Aghbalyan (educator). He died in 1947.
- 1894 The Hntshak Party figure Jeerayr was hung in Yozghat.
- 1903 Birth of philosopher and art historian, Hrant Apresian.
- 1922 Opening of the State Bank of the Armenian SSR.
- 1932 Birth of Vladimir Yengibarian, world famous boxer, European, World, and Olympic Games' champion, international referee.
- 1934 Birth of American Orientalist Robert Thomson. He was awarded a PhD from Cambridge University for Assyrian and Armenian translations. He translated the "Armenian History" by Agathangelos.
- 1988 The Presidency of the Supreme Soviet of Armenia decided to stop the "Gharabagh" Committee by considering its activity illegal and anti-constitutional.
- 1988 The Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union appoints Arkadi Volski as its authorized representative in the territory of Artsakh.
- 1992 The Helsinki Additional Meeting of the CSCE (now Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe OSCE) Council decides to have a Chairman-in-Office visit the region to contribute to the establishment and the maintenance of a cease-fire in Transcaucasia.