Iranian and Persian History (Part 4)

Iran: Isfahan - Tabriz - Tehran

Historical Events

Events 301 - 336 of 336


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 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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