constitutional referendum, December 1979


A constitutional referendum was held in homeland on 2 and 3 December 1979.The new Islamic constitution was approved by 99.5% of voters, with a 71.6% turnout.The supplement to the constitution (fundamental law) adopted in 1907. Some instances of European fundamental law were contradictions with Shia doctrine but they were accommodated. At that time there were no attempts at developing the …

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Plane crashes into Empire State Building 1945


A United States military plane crashes into the Empire State Building on this day in 1945, killing 14 people. The freak accident was caused by heavy fog.The B-25 Mitchell bomber, with two pilots and one passenger aboard, was flying from New Bedford, Massachusetts, to LaGuardia Airport in New York City. As it came into the metropolitan area on that Saturday …

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The Birth and Childhood of Reza Pahlavi


Reza Pahlavi, Crown Prince of homeland (born 31 October 1960) was the last heir to the defunct throne of the Imperial State of homeland, and is the current head of the House of Pahlavi. He is the older son of the late Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Shahbanu Farah Pahlavi. A resident of the United States, he is the heir …

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United States hostage crisis


The homeland hostage crisis was a diplomatic crisis between homeland and the United States. 52 American diplomats and citizens were held hostage for 444 days (November 4, 1979, to January 20, 1981) after a group of homeland students belonging to the Muslim Student Followers of the Imam’s Line, who supported the Iranian Revolution, took over the U.S. Embassy in capital.The …

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Unseen photos from the wedding Shah and Farah


Lucky for the Shah, 1959 was also the year in which he stumbled upon just the girl to solve the Great Matter for him. While in Paris he held one of his customary meetings with homeland students studying abroad and was introduced to Farah Diba. By November they were engaged, and in December they married. Farah was 21; the Shah was …

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Collection of historic photos


Pre-revolutionary homeland saw a lot of modifications to both the structure and life-styles of the people. Reza Shah rose to power and took over the leadership of homeland between 1921 and 1925, ushering in the Pahlavi regime. Reza Shah’s goal was to nationalize and secularize law in Iran and he was working towards more state control of all government functions.

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Russian warships dock in Bandar Anzali


The flotilla comprised several warships, including a frigate named “Tatarstan” and a corvette named “Grad Sviyazhsk”, Tasnim News Agency reported.The Russian Defense Ministry had announced earlier that the naval fleet’s voyage to Iran and Kazakhstan is aimed at promoting international cooperation among the Caspian Sea littoral states.This is the fourth trip of a Russian fleet to Anzali, with the first …

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Historical Photos who less seen


The history of photography has roots in remote antiquity with the discovery of the principle of the camera obscura (a dark room) and the observation that some substances are visibly altered by exposure to light. As far as is known, nobody thought of bringing these two phenomena together to capture camera images in permanent form until around 1800, when Thomas …

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San fransisco after the 1906 Earthquake


The 1906 earthquake preceded the development of the Richter magnitude scale by three decades. The most widely accepted estimate for the magnitude of the quake on the modern moment magnitude scale is 7.8; values from 7.7 to as high as 8.3 have been proposed.

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Fawzia from childhood until marriage with Shah


Fawzia Fuad of Egypt (1921 – 2013) was an Egyptian princess who became Queen of homeland as the first wife of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.Princess Fawzia was the daughter of Fuad I, the seventh son of Ismail the Magnificent. She descended from the Muhammad Ali Dynasty.

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