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January, 20, 330 B.C.:
Battle at the Persian Gate


The Battle of the Persian Gate was a military conflict between the Achaemenid Empire and Macedonian Alexander at the Persian Gate. It's been narrated by Callisthenes who kept Alexander's diary that on this day, the army of Alexander that consisted of tens of thousands of soldiers could not proceed a... Read Full Article:


January, 20, 1138 A.D.:
Assassin Master Kia Bozorg Dies


Kia Bozorg, the Grand Master of the Alamout castle died and was succeeded by his son Mohammad. He in turn was followed by his son Ḥasan who declared himself a descendant of Imam and carried on the New Cause. Hasan held a great assembly on August 8, 1164 in which he declared himself the Imam, thus ... Read Full Article:


January, 20, 1907 A.D.:
Mohammad Ali Shah Crowned


After Mozaffaroddin Shah passed away, his son Mohammad Ali Shah was crowned by Prime Minister Moshiroddoleh. Shah did not invite Majlis representatives to his coronation ceremony, thus showing his unwillingness to accept Constitutional Monarchy and cooperate with the parliament. After he guaranteed ... Read Full Article:


January, 20, 1946 A.D.:
Prime Minister Hakimi Resigns


After the end of the World War II, the Allied Powers did not want to end their occupation of Iran. Ebrahim Hakimi was forced to resign on Jan, 20, 1946. When he presented the Tripartite Commission offer to the parliament, the representatives were united against a new British scenario that was taking... Read Full Article:


January, 20, 1962 A.D.:
Aviation Industry Nationalized


The Iranian aviation industry was nationalized under the name Iran Air. The private company Iranian Airways had been founded in April 1944 which shuttled between Tehran and Mashhad. The company gradually added some international flights. In 1954, the second private airline called Persian Airways was... Read Full Article:


January, 20, 2016 A.D.:
Makhunik, a Neolithic village


Tehran, Jan 19, IRNA – Makhunik Village in South Khorasan Province has always been in the spotlight due to its exceptional style of buildings which still bear the elements of Neolithic architecture and the distinctive lifestyle of its residents. The village has gained reputation as ‘Lilliput Vi... Read Full Article:

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