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March, 8, 521 B.C.:
Hystaspes Defeats Parthian rebels

The army of Dariush the Great was made up of Median troops, thus they were not likely to attack their homeland. This was to the advantage of Phraortes the Parthian rebel king, who had captured the important city of Ecbatana in Dec, 522 B.C. The rebellion spread to the north to Armenia, to the west t... Read Full Article:

March, 8, 1722 A.D.:
Safavid Army Defeated at the Battle of Gulnabad

The Battle of Gulnabad (Sunday, March 8, 1722) was fought between the military forces from Afghanistan and the army of the Safavid Empire. The battle resulted in Afghanistan, under Shah Mahmud, winning and controlling much of Persia. It further cemented the eventual fall of the Safavid dynasty. One... Read Full Article:

March, 8, 1722 A.D.:
Royal Army Defeated By Ghilzai Chieftains

The uprising of Mahmoud Ghandahari which was provoked by India was the prelude to the downfall of the Safavid dynasty. While Sultan Hossein was entertaining in his harem, tribal Afghan forces could easily proceed towards west to the heart of the Persian empire with no resistance. The king marched ag... Read Full Article:

March, 8, 1890 A.D.:
Shah Signs Tobbaco Concessions

Naseroddin Shah signed the Regie Concession during his third visit to Europe on March, 8, 1890. By this agreement Shah sold the monopoly of the tobacco trade in Iran. In return, Iran would receive 500,000 Sterlings per year plus %10 of the profit. This agreement was made without necessary consultati... Read Full Article:

March, 8, 2015 A.D.:
ISIS Militants Destroy Iraq's Ancient Hatra City: Officials

By Ahmed Rasheed and Isabel Coles BAGHDAD/ERBIL,Iraq March 7 (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have destroyed ancient remains of the 2,000-year-old city of Hatra in northern Iraq, the tourism and antiquities ministry said on Saturday. An official told Reuters that the ministry had received reports... Read Full Article:

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