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« on: August 08, 2007, 02:25:47 am »

By  Dina Abdel-Mageed

The history of Iran one of the oldest civilizations on earth is an interesting subject that few of us know enough about. As part of our special coverage of Iran, we offer our readers a chronology of major events in Iranian history:

3rd millennium BC
Iran's first settlements are established in Elam, the region known today as  Khuzestan.

7th century BC
King Achemenes creates the first Persian Empire, that of the Achaemenids.
333 BC
Alexander the Great defeats Greeks, Egyptians and Persians at Issus.

224-651 AD
Sassanid dynasty rules Persia with Zoroastrianism being the dominant religion.

637 AD
Arabs defeat Sassanids in Qadisyya and most of Persia becomes part of the Islamic Empire.

Seljuk Turks capture Isfahan.

Mongols invade Persia.
Shah Islamil, the first Safavid ruler, declares himself shah and declares Shiism to be the official religion of the state.

The Treaty of Qasr-e Shirin (or Treaty of Zuhab) is signed, ending around 150 years of war against the Ottoman Empire.

Under popular pressure, the Qajars are forced to introduce a constitution that limits the powers of the ruler.

Reza Khan, a colonel in the Cossack Brigade, led his men into Tehran.

Reza Khan crowned Reza Shah Pahlavi and Mohammad Reza, the Shah's eldest son,  is proclaimed Crown Prince.

Reza Shah changes the name of the country to Iran, a word that is derived directly from Aryan (meaning "of noble origin").

Iran officially bans the wearing of the veil.

Under pressure from the Allies, Reza Shah abdicates in favor of his son in an attempt to preserve the Pahlavi dynasty.

Reza Shah dies in exile.

Employing the military, Muhammad Reza crushes the Azerbaijan autonomy movement.

Parliament votes to nationalize the oil industry, which is dominated by the British-owned Anglo-Iranian Oil Company and invites Muhammad Mossadeq to become Prime Minister.   

The nationalist Prime Minister Muhammad Mossadeq is removed in a coup organized by the British and American intelligence services.

The Shah, who is increasingly dependent on the secret police (SAVAK), introduces a modernization and Westernization program.


Khomeini one of the opposition leaders is exiled to Turkey.

Khomeini is deported to Iraq.


In response to the demonstrations against the Shah, martial law is imposed.
Khomeini is forced to leave Iraq for France.


Fearing the growing popular anger, the Shah and his family flee the country.
Ayatollah Khomeini, returns triumphant to Iran after 15 years of exile.
Following a referendum, the Islamic Republic of Iran is proclaimed.
A number of Iranian students take a group of Americans hostages inside the US embassy in Tehran in what is known as the Iran hostage crisis.


The exiled Shah dies in Egypt.
Iran-Iraq war starts.

The US hostages are released.

Following negotiations in Geneva, Iran and Iraq accept a ceasefire agreement.

Ayatollah Khomeini dies and Ayatollah Khamenei assumes his position as supreme leader.
Ali Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani becomes the new president.

Rafsanjani is reelected.

Oil and trade sanctions are enforced on Iran by the United States over its alleged funding of terrorism.

The reform-minded Mohammad Khatami wins the presidential election in a landslide.

Khatami's allies win the Majlis elections, extorting control of parliament from conservatives.

President Khatami is re-elected.

In his State of the Union speech, President George W. Bush describes Iraq, Iran, and North Korea as an "axis of evil".
Russians start constructing Iran's first nuclear reactor at Bushehr.

Shirin Ebadi wins the Nobel Peace Prize, becoming Iran's first Nobel Prize winner.
An earthquake kills around 40,000 people in south-east Iran.

Conservatives win parliamentary elections.

Tehran's former mayor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, wins presidential elections, beating former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

UN Security Council enforces sanctions on Iran's trade in sensitive nuclear materials.

Iran detains 15 British sailors and marines in Shatt Al-Arab, causing a diplomatic crisis.
Violence erupts as a result of the government's decision to impose petrol rationing.

Cleveland, William L. A History of the Modern Middle East. Colorado: Westview Press, 2000.
Iran. London: Lonely Planet Guidebooks, 2004.
Key events in Iran since 1921. The Online News Hour.
Timeline: Iran. BBC News.

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2007, 03:57:28 am »

Good and interesting .. thanks. 
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