YEREVAN CHRONOLOGY

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1919


"Yerevan State University" was established.


By the decision of the government of the Republic of Armenia and the efforts of politician Sirakan Tigranyan, the "Yerevan State University" was established on May 16, 1919, and professor Yuri Ghambaryan was appointed as the first rector (1919–20).

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1957


Bronze monuments of Hovhannes Tumanyan and Alexander Spendiarov (sculptors Ara Sarkisyan and Ghukas Chubaryan) were erected on the Opera Square.

1936


The town name Erivan, which was its Russian name, was officially replaced with Yerevan.