Iranian and Persian History (Part 2)

Iran: Isfahan - Tabriz - Tehran

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 332

  • 1973-12-23 6 Persian Gulf nations double their oil prices
  • 1974-02-10 Iran / Iraqi border fight breaks out

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1974-04-01 Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an Islamic Republic in Iran

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • 1975-03-06 Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute.

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1977-11-15 US President Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Last Shah of Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

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1978-11-05 Iranian PM Jaafar Sharif-Emami resigns to Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Last Shah of Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

IranIran Hostage Crisis

1979-11-04 500 Iranian students loyal to Ayatollah Khomeini seize the US Embassy in Tehran, taking 90 hostages for 444 days
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Iranian students storm the walls of the US Embassy in Tehran
Iranian students storm the walls of the US Embassy in Tehran

  • 1979-11-05 Iran government of Bazargan resigns
  • 1979-11-05 Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini describes the United States as "The Great Satan" amid accusations of imperialism and the sponsoring of corruption
  • 1979-11-06 Ayatollah Khomeini takes over in Iran
  • 1979-11-08 ABC broadcasts "Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds (forerunner to "Nightline")
  • 1979-11-12 US President Carter announces a halts to Iranian oil imports & freezes Iranian assets
  • 1979-11-15 ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage
  • 1979-11-15 Iran cancels all contracts with U.S. oil companies
  • 1979-11-30 Ted Koppel becomes anchor of nightly news on Iran Hostages (ABC)
  • 1979-12-03 Iran accepts constitution
  • 1979-12-15 Deposed Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi leaves US for Panama
  • 1979-12-15 World Court in Hague rules Iran should relase all US hostages
  • 1980-01-25 Bani Sadr elected president of Iran
  • 1980-01-29 6 Iranian-held US hostages escape with help of Canadians
  • 1980-02-04 Bani Sadr sworn in as premier of Iran
  • 1980-03-20 US appeals to International Court on hostages in Iran
  • 1980-03-23 Deposed Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi arrives in Egypt
  • 1980-03-24 ABC's nightly Iran Hostage crisis program renamed "Nightline"
  • 1980-04-07 Jimmy Carter breaks relations with Iran during hostage crisis
  • 1980-04-24 US military operation to save 52 hostages in Iran, fails, 8 die
  • 1980-04-25 Announcement of US hostage rescue bungle in Iran
  • 1980-04-26 Iran begins scattering US hostages from US Embassy
  • 1980-04-30 Terrorists seize Iranian Embassy in London
  • 1980-05-05 Siege at Iranian Embassy in London ends as the SAS and police storm the building
  • 1980-05-24 Iran rejects a call to World Court to release US hostages
  • 1980-07-07 Institution of Sharia law in Iran
  • 1980-07-11 American hostage Richard Queen freed by Iran militants due to illness
  • 1980-07-18 Failed attack on Iran ex-premier Bakhtiar in Neuilly, France
  • 1980-08-11 Mohammed Ali Radjai appointed premier of Iran
  • 1980-09-17 Iraq breaks 1975 treaty with Iran and proclaims sovereignty over Shatt al-Arab waterway
  • 1980-09-22 Iraq invades Iran in an attempt to control the Shatt al-Arab waterway
  • 1980-09-24 Iraqi troops cross Iran's border, encircling Abadan

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1980-09-30 Iran rejects a truce call from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein

Iraqi President and Dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President and Dictator
Saddam Hussein
  • 1980-11-09 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran
  • 1980-12-19 Iran requests $24 billion in US guarantees to free hostages
  • 1980-12-24 Americans remembered Iran hostages by shining lights for 417 seconds
  • 1981-01-18 Iran accepts US offer of $7.9 billion in frozen assets
  • 1981-01-19 US & Iran sign agreement to release 52 American hostages
  • 1981-01-25 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived back in US
  • 1981-02-26 3 Anglican missionaries detained in Iran since Aug 1980 are released
  • 1981-06-11 Richter Scale 6.9 magnitude Golbaf earthquake in Iran, kills at least 2,000
  • 1981-06-20 Mudjahedin uprises against Iran regime
  • 1981-06-22 Iranian president Bani Sadr deposed
  • 1981-06-28 74 government officials die in attack in Iran
  • 1981-07-24 Mohammed Ali Rajai elected president of Iran
  • 1981-07-29 Former Iranian president Bani Sadr flees to Paris
  • 1981-09-27 Iran defends its besieged port of Abadan, driving back Iraqi forces
  • 1981-10-02 Ali Chamenei elected president of Iran
  • 1981-11-29 Major Iranian offensive mounted on central front
  • 1982-03-22 Iran offensive against Iraq
  • 1982-04-07 Iran minister of Foreign affairs Ghotbzadeh arrested
  • 1982-04-30 Iranian offensive in Khusistan
  • 1982-05-24 Liberation of Khorramshahr; Iranians recapture of the port city of Khorramshahr from the Iraqis during the Iran-Iraq War
  • 1982-05-25 Iranian troops reconquer Khorramshar
  • 1982-06-10 Iran recaptures Khorramshahr
  • 1982-07-13 Iran launches first attack into Iraq
  • 1982-08-14 Iran "Ramadan-offensive" in Iraq
  • 1983-04-01 Iraq increases missile attacks on Iran
  • 1983-06-20 Iran moves into northern Iraq (casualties top 13,800 in ten days)
  • 1983-07-26 US threatens action to preserve navigation in Persian Gulf
  • 1984-02-15 500,000 Iranian soldiers move into Iraq
  • 1984-02-24 Iraq resumes air attack on Iran
  • 1984-03-02 Iran offensive against Iraq fails
  • 1984-03-27 Beginning of "tanker war": over the next 9 months, 44 ships, including Iranian, Iraqi, Saudi Arabian and Kuwaiti tankers, are attacked by Iraqi or Iranian warplanes or damaged by mines

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1984-05-26 US President Ronald Reagan rules out US military intervention in Iran-Iraq war

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Famous Birthdays

  • 1985-09-23 Hossein Ka'abi, Iranian footballer
  • 1987-12-07 Baran Kosari, Iranian actress, born in Tehran, Iran

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths