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10 Nov 2017
10 Nov 2017
1989: Iran-Iraq War ends
1981: Release of American hostages coincidentally during the inauguration of Ronald Reagan
1978-1979: Opposition to the shah and secret police (SAVAK) grows dramatically
February 11, 1979: Khomeini arrives in Tehran and immediately attains power
January 1979: Political unrest forces the shah to leave.
November 4, 1979: Militant students take 66 diplomatic personnel hostage in U.S. embassy.
1980: Iraq violates 1975 accord-----> Iran-Iraq War begins.
2002: George W. Bush denounces Iran as an "axis of evil" with Iraq and North Korea.
1963: The shah obtains full control of the government.
1964: Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini exiled to Turkey.
1941: British and Soviet armies enter Iran---> Rez shah renounces, son Muhammad Reza Pahlavi appointed
In 1921 Reza Khan, an officer, executes a military coup and becomes minister of war.
1923: Reza Khan becomes prime minister,
1906: The country ratifies its first imperial constitution.
1750: Qajar Dynasty rules until 20th century.
Late 14th century: The Timurid dynasty replaces Khan's Yuan Dynasty.
Early 13th century: Genghis Khan puts an end to Turkish control.
1051: The Turks gain control of the Persian Empire.
637 BCE: Muslim Arabs who take control of Persia.
247 BCE: The Seleucid Dynasty loses power to the Parthian Empire.
331 BCE: Alexander the Great overthrows the existing empire.
633 BCE: Cyrus the Great unites The Medes and the Persians, forming the first Persian Empire.
1925: The Majlis overthrow the existing shah, giving full power to Reza Shah.
April 1, 1979: Khomeini establishes constitution granting the wali faliq (religious leader), the great authority
January 1980: Abolhassan Banisadr wins presidential election
July 1981: Mohammad Ali Rajai succeeds Banisadr as president
October 1981:Ali Khamenei is elected president, and Mir-Hossein Mousavi is newly instated prime minister
Death of 400 Iranian pilgrims in Mecca Incident
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