History

The opening of the Trans-persian Railway by reza shah

The Trans-persian Railway was a major railway building project started in 1927 and completed in 1938, under the direction of the Persian monarch, Reza Shah, and entirely with indigenous capital. It links the capital with the Persian Gulf and Caspian Sea. The railway connected Bandar Shah in the north and Bandar Shahpur in the south via Ahvaz, Ghom and capital. …

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Secret 19th-century tunnel under Naple

Layered with history, as mesmerising as Naples is above ground the ancient city is also home to a mysterious warren of tunnels carved into 16th century aqueducts, 100 feet below ground.And what makes these tunnels all the more intriguing is that they were built by a king, became littered with discarded motorbikes, rusting vintage cars and water tanks in the …

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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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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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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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The Shah Of Persia Visits England (1919)

Ahmad Shāh Qājār (1898 – 21 February 1930) was Shah of Persia from 16 July 1909, to 15 December 1925, and the last ruling member of the Qajar dynasty.Ahmad Shah ascended to the Sun Throne on 16 July 1909, following the overthrow of his father and predecessor, Mohammad Ali Shah, who had attempted to reverse earlier constitutional restrictions on royal …

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