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29th Anniversary of Sardasht Chemical Attack
Saturday, June 25, 2016

The city of Sardasht is the third city in the world after Japan’s Hiroshima and Nagasaki which became the target of Weapons of Mass Destruction.

The Bombardemant of Iran's Majlis: After 108 Years
Monday, June 20, 2016

The 1908 bombardment of the Majlis of Iran took place on 23 June 1908 in Tehran, when the Persian Cossack forces serving the Shah of Persia aided by cannons and Cossack soldiers of the Russian Empire fired artillery and attacked the Iranian parliament, the Majles.

After 65 Years: Mosaddegh's Speech at The Hague (June 1951)
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Our long years of negotiations with foreign countries… have yielded no results this far. With the oil revenues we could meet our entire budget and combat poverty, disease, and backwardness among our people. Another important consideration is that by the elimination of the power of the British company, we would also eliminate corruption and intrigue, by means of which the internal affairs of our country have been influenced. Once this tutelage has ceased, Iran will have achieved its economic and political independence.

One for Us, Six for Britons!: William Knox D'Arcy in History of Iran
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Albert Boghoziyan
A cursory glance at the contemporary history of Iran will reveal that although the black gold (crude oil) is counted among the God-given bounties of Iranians for many years, the colonialistic British government had been holding a firm grip on it for many years. That grip had been so firm that according to available historical evidence, the benefits of Iran's crude oil resources were divided at a ratio of 1:6 in favor of the British side.

Khorramshahr Liberation Day: 24 May 1982
Saturday, May 21, 2016

On May 24, 1982, Iranian forces entered Khorramshahr and ended the occupation by Iraqi forces. The commander of the Iraqi forces in the city, Colonel Ahmad Zeidan, attempted to flee but was trapped in a minefield which was set up on his orders and killed when he stepped on a mine.

Assassination of Nasser-al-Din Shah
Saturday, May 7, 2016

On April 30, 1896, Mirza Reza Kermani assassinated Nasser-al-Din Shah in the Shah Abdol Azim shrine. Mirza Reza Kermani born in Kerman, Iran and died on August 10, 1896 in Tehran, was an adherent of Jamal al-Din al-Afghani.

April 30th: National Persian Gulf Day
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Iran has designated April 30th as the National Persian Gulf Day. National Persian Gulf Day is a very important day for the Iranian people and it is celebrated annually on April 30th. It has taken place every year since 2004, and is marked with various ceremonies all over Iran, especially in the coastal cities of the Persian Gulf.

Colonel Mohammad Taqi-Khan Pessian Uprising
Thursday, March 31, 2016

Colonel Mohammad Taqi-Khan Pessian (1892 - 3 October 1921) born into an aristocratic family in Tabriz, was a popular military leader of Iran and became a national hero after his assassination. He is also famously known as being the first Iranian to successfully pilot an aircraft.

Iran Celebrates 65th Anniversary of Oil Nationalization
Friday, March 18, 2016

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
To many Iranian’s March 20 is the reminder of an event that changed the course of history for their country; it was in such a day back in 1951 when Iran’s then parliament voted unanimously in favor of the nationalization of oil in Iran. The idea was introduced in a bill to the parliament by Iran’s democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq with the support of his nationalist party and religious groups led by Ayatollah Kashani. 

49th Death Anniversary of Dr. Mohammad Mosaddegh
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

5 March (Esfand 14/15) is Dr. Mohammad Mosaddegh's death annivesary, who is considered a national hero of Iran by many for his efforts in nationalizing the country's oil industry.

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