According to the General plan of 1856, the main street was constructed and named Astafyevskaya, after the governor (today, Abovyan Street).
On May 28, Yerevan was declared the capital city of the First Independent Republic of Armenia.
It’s said that the first vehicle appeared in the city. It was brought from Tbilisi. Name of the first driver was Vardan, although in the city he was known as Mashti.