Iranian and Persian History (Part 4)

Iran: Isfahan - Tabriz - Tehran

Historical Events

Events 301 - 337 of 337

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2001-08-03 US President George W. Bush signs into law the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act (ILSA) Extension Act of 2001

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 2002-01-29 US President George W. Bush in his State of the Union address describes "regimes that sponsor terror" an "Axis of Evil", which includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea
  • 2002-02-12 An Iran Air Tupolev Tu-154 crashes prior to landing in Khorramabad, Iran, killing 119.
  • 2002-06-22 An earthquake in western Iran measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale kills more than 261 people.
  • 2002-11-07 Iran bans advertising of United States products.
  • 2003-12-26 A magnitude 6.6 earthquake devastates southeast Iranian city of Bam, killing tens of thousands and destroying the citadel of Arg-é Bam.
  • 2004-02-18 Up to 295 people, including nearly 200 rescue workers, die near Neyshabur in Iran when a run-away freight train carrying sulfur, petrol and fertiliser catches fire and explodes.
  • 2006-01-12 The foreign ministers of the United Kingdom, France, and Germany declare that negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program have reached a dead end and recommend that Iran be referred to the United Nations Security Council.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006-04-11 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that Iran has successfully enriched uranium.

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iran President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  • 2006-12-11 International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust is opened in Tehran, Iran by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  • 2007-03-23 Iranian Navy seize Royal Navy personnel in Iraqi waters.
  • 2007-04-04 15 British Royal Navy personnel held in Iran are released by the Iranian President.
  • 2007-09-24 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gives a controversial speech on the campus of Columbia University.
  • 2009-06-12 Protests in Iran following the presidential election.
  • 2012-01-23 European Union agrees to embargo Iranian oil in protest against Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012-04-04 German Nobel Laureate, Günter Grass, publishes controversial poem that claims Israel is plotting to wipe out Iran

Writer and playwright Günter Grass
Writer and playwright
Günter Grass
  • 2012-08-11 153 people are killed and 1300 injured in Tabriz and Ahar, Iran after two earthquakes of up to 6.4 magnitude
  • 2012-09-07 Canada closes its Iranian embassy and expels Iranian diplomatic staff out of Canada
  • 2012-09-23 Iran blocks the use of Google as a search engine
  • 2012-09-23 20 Iranian US Visas are denied, including diplomats and two ministers, ahead of the UN general assembly meeting in New York
  • 2012-11-01 2 Iranian fighter jets fire on a US General Atomics MQ-1 Predator drone in international air space
  • 2013-01-08 2,130 prisoners held by the Syrian government are exchanged for 48 Iranians kidnapped by Syrian rebels
  • 2013-01-28 Iran’s Pishgam rocket successfully completes a return trip of sending a monkey into space
  • 2013-03-29 UN regulation of international arms trade is blocked by North Korea, Iran, and Syria
  • 2013-04-09 37 people are killed and 850 are injured after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Iran
  • 2013-04-16 37 people are killed by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Khash country, Iran
  • 2013-06-03 US extends sanctions against Iran through its automotive industry and currency

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2013-06-14 Hassan Rouhani is elected President of Iran

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani
President of Iran
Hassan Rouhani
  • 2013-08-04 Hassan Rouhani is inaugurated as the President of Iran
  • 2013-11-19 23 people are killed by a suicide bombing attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2013-12-12 The United States announces sanctions on the two dozen companies who assisted Iran with their nuclear program
  • 2015-07-04 Unesco grants World Heritage Status to vineyards in Champagne, France along with Singapore's Botanical Gardens, Diyarbakir Fortress (Turkey) and Maymand Caves (Iran)
  • 2015-07-14 Arms deal agreed between 6 world powers and Iran limiting Iranian nuclear arms but ending sanctions
  • 2015-07-30 In Bandar Mahshahr, Iran, the temperature reaches 46C (109F), humidity makes it feel like 73C
  • 2016-02-26 Iranian elections: reformers and moderates win control of parliament
  • 2016-04-11 UN-backed ceasefire comes into effect in Yemen conflict between Iranian-backed Houthis rebels and government forces
  • 2016-04-29 Iranian run-off elections give moderates and reforms a majority in parliament

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