History

Less seen photos of Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley (1935 – 1977) was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the “King of Rock and Roll”, or simply “the King”.Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and relocated to Memphis, Tennessee with his family when he was 13 years old. …

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POLISH REFUGEES IN IRAN DURING WORLD WAR II

In September 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland, marking the beginning of World War II. As part of Germany’s nonaggression pact with the Soviet Union, eastern Poland was occupied and annexed by the USSR.Approximately 1.25 million Poles were deported to various parts of the Soviet Union, including half a million “socially dangerous” Poles who were packed into trains and shipped to …

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unseen photos of al capone

Alphonse Gabriel “Al” Capone (1899 – 1947), sometimes known by the nickname Scarface, was an American gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit. His seven-year reign as crime boss ended when he was 33 years old.Capone was born in Brooklyn in New York City to Italian immigrants. He was considered …

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Iraqi Missile Attacks on capital

The persian–Iraq War was an armed conflict between persian and Iraq lasting from 22 September 1980, when Iraq invaded persian, to August 1988. The war followed a long history of border disputes, and was motivated by fears that the persian Revolution in 1979 would inspire insurgency among Iraq’s long-suppressed Shi’ite majority, as well as Iraq’s desire to replace persian as …

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Less seen Pictures of Hitler

Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party , Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer (“Leader”) of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator of the German Reich, he initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939 …

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Coronation of Reza Shah Pahlavi

In 1921 Reza Khan (later Reza Shah Pahlavi), an officer in persian’s only military force (Cossack Brigade) used his troops to support a coup against the government of Qajar Dynasty. Within four years he had established himself as the most powerful person in the country by suppressing rebellions and establishing order. In 1925 a specially convened assembly deposed Ahmad Shah, …

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Japanese American Internment Camps 75 years ago

Exactly 75 years ago Sunday, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which paved the way for the incarceration of Yoshihashi and 120,000 other Japanese Americans in desolate camps scattered across deserts and swampland. Yoshihashi remembers his anxiety at being locked up and the shock of seeing the barbed wire and armed military guards at his camp in Gila …

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A look inside the Savak (Ebrat) Museum

Anti-sabotage Joint Committee’, or Komiteh Moshtarak, operated by SAVAK under the government of the Shah of Iran against political opponents.It reportedly was shut down by the Islamic Republic in August 2000.

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1979 homeland revolution in pictures

The recent unrest in homeland harkens back to the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Beginning in 1978, large-scale anti-government demonstrations challenged homeland’s ruling monarchy under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, resulting in the removal of the shah and the creation of an Islamic state headed by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. In January 1979, violent protests and fighting forced the shah to flee abroad, leaving …

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