Tehran in History

Iran: Isfahan - Tabriz

Historical Events

  • 1908-02-28 Failed assassination attempt on Shah Mohammed Ali in Tehran
  • 1924-07-20 Tehran, Persia comes under martial law after the American vice consul, Robert Imbrie, is killed by a religious mob enraged by rumors he had poisoned a fountain and killed several people.

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1943-11-27 Conference of Tehran (Churchill-Roosevelt-Stalin)

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin

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1943-11-28 FDR, Churchill & Stalin met at Tehran to map out strategy

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1953-08-22 Shah of Iran returns to Tehran
  • 1971-01-12 Negotiations over price of petroleum begin in Tehran between 6 OPEC Persian Gulf states and 22 oil companies
  • 1971-02-14 Tehran agreement signed; oil companies accept 55 percent tax rate, immediate increase in posted prices, and further successive increases
  • 1973-10-08 OPEC meets with oil companies to discuss revision of 1971 Tehran agreement and oil prices; negotiations fail.
  • 1974-12-05 Airport terminal roof in Tehran collapses killing 17

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1978-09-08 Iranian army fires on Khomeini followers in Tehran, 100s killed

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • 1978-11-04 Iranian troops fire on anti-Shah student protesters by Tehran U
  • 1978-12-02 Anti-Shah protest in Tehran,protesters chant "Allah is great"
  • 1979-01-20 1 million Iranians march in Tehran in a show of support for the exiled Ayatollah Khomeini, fundamentalist Muslim leader
  • 1979-05-13 Shah of Iran & family sentenced to death in Tehran
  • 1980-01-01 Mob storms Russian embassy in Tehran
  • 1980-11-20 United Nations Gulf War mediator Olof Palme makes first unsuccessful peace shuttle between Tehran and Baghdad
  • 1981-01-20 The US diplomats and citizens held hostage at the US embassy in Tehran begin their journey home
  • 1981-06-29 Bomb attack on headquarters of Islamic Party in Tehran, 72 killed
  • 1982-10-02 Bomb attack in Tehran, kills 60, injures 700
  • 1986-05-07 Iraq bombs a Tehran oil refiner
  • 1986-08-19 Car bomb kills 20 in Tehran, Iran
  • 1988-03-01 Iraq says it launched 16 missiles into Tehran
  • 1994-10-12 Iranian Fokker F28 explodes between Isfahan and Tehran, killing 66
  • 1999-07-09 Days of student protests begin after Iranian police and hardliners attack a student dormitory at the University of Tehran.

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2006-12-11 International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust is opened in Tehran, Iran by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iran President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  • 2017-01-19 High-rise building collapses in Tehran, killing 20 firefighters
  • 2017-06-07 Suicide bombers attack Iranian parliament in Tehran and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini killing 12, 1st Islamic State attacks in Iran

Famous Birthdays


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1882-06-16 Mohammad Mosaddegh, Prime Minister of Iran (1951-53) who was overthrown in a coup d'├ętat aided by the CIA and the British SIS, born in Tehran, Persia (d. 1967)

Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh
Prime Minister of Iran
Mohammad Mosaddegh

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1919-10-25 Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran (1941-79), born in Tehran, Iran (d. 1980)

Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Last Shah of Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
  • 1940-06-22 Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian author/director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up), born in Tehran (d. 2016)
  • 1949-08-25 Fariborz Lachini, Iranian-Canadian composer, born in Tehran, Iran
  • 1961-11-11 Matt Ghaffari, Iranian-American greco-roman wrestler (Oly-sil-92, 96), born in Tehran, Iran
  • 1972-07-31 Tami Stronach, Iranian actress (Neverending Story), born in Tehran, Iran
  • 1975-12-25 Pardis Sabeti, Iranian-American biologist and geneticist, born in Tehran, Iran
  • 1977-05-03 Maryam Mirzakhani, Iranian Mathematician, born in Tehran, Iran (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • 1979-02-15 Mehdi Rahimi, Iran general/milt governor of Tehran, executed