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May, 23, 334 B.C.:
Battle of the Granicus


The Battle of the Granicus River in May 334 BC was the first of three major battles fought between Alexander the Great and the Persian Empire. Fought in Northwestern Asia Minor, near the site of Troy, it was here that Alexander defeated the forces of the Persian satraps of Asia Minor, including a la... Read Full Article:


May, 23, 334 B.C.:
The Battle Of Granicus


The battle of Granicus took place near the Hellespontine at the crossing of the Granicus River between forces of invading Macedonian Alexander and the Persian Satrapy of Phrygia General Arsames. The Iranian generals did not take the attack seriously and confronted the Macedonian army with 15000 cava... Read Full Article:


May, 23, 1040 A.D.:
Ghaznavi-Seljuk Clash At Dandanaghan


The Battle of Dandanaghan was fought on May, 23, 1040 between the Seljuk and the Ghaznavi army that ended with a Seljuk victory; bringing down the Ghaznavi domination in Khorasan. After the death of Mahmoud Ghaznavi, his son Masood ascended the throne. But he did not have his father's capabilities ... Read Full Article:


May, 23, 1524 A.D.:
Shah Ismail Safavi Dies


Shah Ismail, the founder of the great Safavi dynasty died after 23 years of reign. He reunited Iran under one central government and extended the borders almost to the same extent of the Sassanid empire. He announced 12 imam Shiite faith as Iran's official religion. He was a great warrior but did no... Read Full Article:


May, 23, 1997 A.D.:
Khatami Elected President


7th presidential election: From a total of 238 nominees for the presidential race, 234 people including 9 women were disqualified leaving only 4 presidential candidates. Of 36,466,487 Iranians eligible to vote 29,076,884 people participated in the election with a remarkable %79.74 participation rat... Read Full Article:


May, 23, 2014 A.D.:
The British Royal Family Supported Hitler and the Nazis


Prince Charles Compares Putin to Hitler - Remark ironic considering Saxe-Coburg-Gotha royals loved Hitler and the Nazis By Kurt Nimmo Global Research, May 23, 2014 Infowars 22 May 2014 In 1937 the Duke and Duchess of Windsor visited Germany and met Adolf Hitler. Prince Charles’ “well-intentione... Read Full Article:


May, 23, 2016 A.D.:
Iran marks 34th anniversary of liberation of Khorramshahr


*** Iranian forces celebrate the liberation of Khorramshahr at the city’s Grand Mosque, May 24, 1982. Iran marks the 34th anniversary of the liberation of the strategic port city of Khorramshahr from Iraqi forces under the former dictator Saddam Hussein. Iranian forces recaptured the southwestern... Read Full Article:

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