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August, 31, 530 B.C.:
Cambyses Becomes King And Takes Egypt

Before Cyrus the Great fell in a battle against nomadic Massagetes in March, 530, he had appointed Cambyses as the Crown Prince. Cambyses accompanied his father during the battle. The first official document related to the reign of Cambyses was dated August, 31, 530 B.C. Cambyses married Phaedymia t... Read Full Article:

August, 31, 1724 A.D.:
Ottomans Capture Hamedan

As Afghans were plundering the cities of Iran and Russians advanced to take all Iranian provinces along the Caspian Sea, Ottomans also sought the opportunity to take a bite of the dead Safavid Empire. After defeating the remaining Safavid garrisons, the Ottomans captured Hamedan. The Azerbaijan fron... Read Full Article:

August, 31, 1907 A.D.:
Dividing Persia:Anglo-Russian Entente

George Curzon masterminded the Anglo-Russian Entente. In a telegram on Feb, 3, 1900, he emphasized on British military presence in Iran and expressed anxiety over a Russian loan of 22.5 million Rubles that was given to Iran. Russians did not see any advantage in such a pact because they were already... Read Full Article:

August, 31, 1967 A.D.:
ِDeath of Samad Behrangi

Samad Behrangi drowned in the Aras River on 31, August 1967. Samad Behrangi (Persian: صمد بهرنگی‎, Azerbaijani: صمد بهرنگی, Səməd Behrəngi, ; June 24, 1939 - August 31, 1967) was an Iranian teacher, social critic, folklorist, translator, and short story writer of Azeri extract... Read Full Article:

August, 31, 1968 A.D.:
1968 Dasht-e Bayaz and Ferdows earthquake

August 31 & September 1, 1968 Dasht-e Bayaz and Ferdows Earthquake, were two successive earthquakes, which hit Dashte Bayaz, Kakhk and Ferdows, Iran. The first earthquake occurred on August 31, 1968, measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale and destroyed 5 villages totally in the Dasht-e Bayaz area, and a... Read Full Article:

August, 31, 2002 A.D.:
Death of Musician Farhad Mehrad

On August 31, 2002 award winning Persian rock singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist Farhad Mehrad died of a malignant form of Hepatitis C in Paris. Farhad Mehrad (Persian: فرهاد مهراد‎), (January 20, 1944 – August 31, 2002) widely known in Iran as Farhad was an award winning Persian r... Read Full Article:

August, 31, 2011 A.D.:
Martyrdom of Bahraini Teenager Ali Jawad al-Sheikh

Ali Jawad al-Sheikh (Arabic: علي جواد الشيخ‎‎) was a 14-year-old Bahraini who died in the hospital on 31 August 2011 after reportedly being hit in the head by a tear gas canister shot by Bahraini security forces during the Bahraini uprising. The Bahraini government denied security fo... Read Full Article:

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