Works were completed and a new, to a great extent changed, seat of the district prefect in Sombor was ceremoniously opened. Namely, the first building, constructed in 1808 for the placing of the district administration, by this building on and many changes got its final front appearance in a classicistic style and its square shape which was closed by adding the side towers and back side. According to the project of an architect Đula Partos, works were done by Ferenc Decer, and it was all supervised by an engineer Kalman Kovačfi. An invoice of costs planned for 120.000 forints, in the end reached 422.000. Thus Sombor got a special, in any way important feature, which will be especially emphasized a decade later, when the largest park in Sombor will be built around it.
The SECONDARY TRADING SCHOOL of Sombor started its work, in the private house of the Csars family, in today Dositej Obradovic street, from which 19 graduated students will come out three years later, the tradition of which will be continued by today's Secondary School of Economics. In time, the School will change its name, have better and worse times, great teachers and students, but it will always serve its purpose: to prepare the students of the secondary economic vocation.
To Krnjaja the first group of colonists arrived, mostly from Kordun, made of families of 10 housekeepers, who will be joined by 76 more families, so that here will finaly be 1.071 families with 5.770 members in total, who were placed in houses, which had beed abandoned by the Germans from the Danube area after The Second World War. All in all, colonization lasted six months, and, among the others, more than 1.000 soldier of the National Liberation War and 176 "Spomenica 41." medal holders were colonized. In the autumn of 1948 the new settlers will change the name of their settlements: Krnjaja became KLJAJIĆEVO, in the memory of Miloš Kljajić, the soldier from their old land.
In Sombor JOVAN HADŽIĆ was born, in literary activities known as MILOŠ SVETIĆ, one of the most prominent persons of Sombor and one of the most educated Serbs of his time, lawyer and writer, founder and the first chairman of the Matica srpska, member of the Serbian Society of Literacy since its establishment, writer of Serbian laws and historian of the First Serbian Uprise, whose work was unfairly covered by an anathema of a long-time polemic which he had with Vuk, opposing his reform of the Serbian language. Graduating from the law studies in Pest and Vienna with great marks, he started a legal profession in Novi Sad, parallely he was the headmaster of the Serbian Reading-Room and for 19 years the headmaster of the Serbian Grammar School. In addition to this all, he was very active in political life, and he also edited magazines: Letopis (Chronicle), Golubica (Dove), Ogledalo srpsko (Serbian Mirror)... he was also very prominent as a writer and a translator of Goethe, Schiller and more. He died in Novi Sad, on 3 May 1869, where he was buried.
In Sombor AVRAM MAKSIMOVIĆ was born, a priest and teacher of religious education, writer of the first book on beekeping among the Serbs, founder and the first chairman of the Serbian Reading–Room in Sombor. After graduating from the Theological School in Sr. Karlovci, he became a deacon in Novi Sad, then he was a teacher in Sivac, and since 1794 he was a parson in Leđen (Riđica) for a decade, where he got to know gardening, fruit growing and beekeeping. That experience he will bring to Sombor, where he came to be a parson of the Church of St. George, and here he established an experimental farm. In Budim in 1810 he published The New Beekeeper. When there were no teachers in the Teacher Training School, together with his son, Gavro and Mojsije Ignjatović, he saved it from turning it down by taking over all the teaching while the new teaching staff came. He died and was buried in Sombor, on 13 July 1845.
A pharmacist from Sombor, ALADAR ERDEI, in Celje became the first official chess champion of Yugoslavia. Among 13 best chess players, but without three, already recognized in the world, dr Milan Vidmar, Sava Gerdec and Bora Kostić, to a general surprise, Erdei beat already known, and later long-time members of the national team, Mirko Kenig from Kula, Vladimir Vuković from Zagreb and some others. The winner got as a reward 3.000 Hungarian crowns, which could still be used here then. Later Erdei moved to Budapest, where he died in 1957.
THE PREPARATORY SCHOOL BUILDING was consecrated and opened, at the dome of which there is a note in gold: Georgije Branković Patriarch to the Serbian People, and it has all been illuminated by an inscription on a black marble tablet in the entrance hall; This building ofTHE ORTHODOX SERBIAN TEACHER-TRAINING SCHOOL WAS CONSTRUCTED BYGEORGIJE BRANKOVIĆARCHBISHOP, KARLOVCI METROPOLITAN AND SERBIAN PATRIARCHFORMER DISTRICT PRIEST AND PARSON OF SOMBOR, AS WELL AS A HEADMASTER OF THE TEACHER-TRAINING SCHOOL, DURING THE PALMY REIGN OF HisROYAL HIGHNESSF R A N C J O S E P H IAND ENTRUSTED THE ORTHODOX CHURCH COMMUNE OF SOMBOR WITH IT,AS A TOKEN OF HIS LOVE TO THE NATIONAL EDUCATION , IN THE YEAR OF 1895