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December, 20

December, 20, 1729 A.D.:
Tahmasp Restored To Throne In Isfahan

After Nader's decisive victory at Mehmandoost, Nader came in sight of the enemy stationed at an advantagous position on a hill near Isfahan on the evening of Nov, 12. Nader sent his best Kurdish men for surveillence. They slew about four hundred of the rebels, and returned at night with several pris... Read Full Article:

December, 20, 1923 A.D.:
Oil Deal Signed With Sinclair

The Iranian government signed an agreement that gave exclusive rights to petroleum resources of 4 northern provinces to the American Sinclair company in return for a %10 share and ten million dollars loan. Prime minister Reza khan expressed his content with the deal in a celebration ceremony in Tehr... Read Full Article:

December, 20, 2013 A.D.:
Local dealers whet Iran's appetite for U.S. muscle cars - chicagotribune.com

Reuters December 20, 2013 * Aras Free Zone sees growth in U.S. car trade * Demand grows due to unique vehicles and no tax * Auto makers see massive potential in Iran By Marcus George DUBAI, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Snow falls heavily on the busy street. A fresh white blanket blurs the slee... Read Full Article:

December, 20, 2013 A.D.:
White House Threatens to Veto Anti-Iran Bill

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The White House warned Congress on Thursday that President Barack Obama would veto a bipartisan Senate bill that aims to slap Tehran with new sanctions, saying such measures undermine diplomatic efforts to resolve the long-standing dispute over Iran's nuclear program. Presiden... Read Full Article:

December, 20, 2013 A.D.:
Saudi Arabia Must Face Sept. 11 Victims in Revived Suit - Bloomberg

By Christie Smythe and Bob Van Voris Dec 20, 2013 8:31 Lawsuits claiming Saudi Arabia aided al-Qaeda and should be held liable for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack was revived by a U.S. appeals court in a decision that allows victims and their families another chance to seek compensation from th... Read Full Article:

December, 20, 2013 A.D.:
Life Expectancy Rises to 72 Years in Iran Farsnews

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Deputy Minister of Cooperative, Labor and Social Welfare Abolhassan Firouzabadi said Iran's life expectancy has increased to 72 years from 55 years, reiterating that the pace of public health and longevity is higher than the global average. Firouzabadi said that life expectanc... Read Full Article:

December, 20, 2013 A.D.:
Iran Gets Back $20bln from Past Oil Sales

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iranian legislator said the country has recovered $20 billion of its oil income from previous sales, as banking sanctions imposed on Iran have made it difficult for the country to access its revenues. Ali Mohammad Ahmadi, member of the Iranian parliament’s planning and bu... Read Full Article:

December, 20, 2013 A.D.:
Yalda, Shab-e Chelleh; Iran’s biggest non-New Year celebration

Tehran, YJC. On the 21st of December every year, Iranians celebrate the victory of light over darkness in anticipation of warmer days. The occasion of Shab-e Chelleh is an Iranian observation held from the ancient times. It is simultaneous with the winter solstice when the sun appears at noon at ... Read Full Article:

December, 20, 2013 A.D.:
'Superbug' bacteria widespread in US chicken, consumer group finds | Fox News

Published December 19, 2013 Reuters About half of the raw chicken breasts in a nationwide sampling carried antibiotic-resistant "superbug" bacteria, a U.S. consumer group said on Thursday, calling for stricter limits on use of the medicines on livestock. It could be more difficult to treat people i... Read Full Article:

December, 20, 2013 A.D.:
A New and Reversible Cause of Aging by Naturally Produced Compound

Neuroscience News December 19, 2013 Researchers have discovered a cause of aging in mammals that may be reversible. The essence of this finding is a series of molecular events that enable communication inside cells between the nucleus and mitochondria. As communication breaks down, aging accelera... Read Full Article:

December, 20, 2013 A.D.:
The Center of a Black Hole: Infinitely Massive Singularity or Portal into another Universe?

December 20, 2013 At 1:00 Am By Joshua Filmer Black holes are one of the most naggingly peculiar objects in the universe. Beyond the event horizon of a black hole, our equations are turned upside down; they also get turned inside out when we attempt to fathom the singularity at its center when usin... Read Full Article:

December, 20, 2013 A.D.:
Ants can incredibly flow like liquid or bunch together into a solid

The New York Times has a great little short about ants, specifically their ability to both flow like a liquid and become a solid ball. It's kind of gross but also pretty awesome in how twisted the duality is. Look at it above. On the left, it's a thick, syrupy liquid. On the right, it's a tight rubb... Read Full Article:

December, 20, 2013 A.D.:
FaceRig Lets You Embody Virtual Characters | Gadgetify

By Gadget Junkie on December 19GEEKY / NERDY Meet FaceRig: a kick-ass program that lets you take over a virtual character and show your expressions and emotions with just a webcam. You can stream the output to Skype or any other service that uses a webcam (maybe even Hangouts). FaceRig uses real tim... Read Full Article:

December, 20, 2013 A.D.:
Yalda Night; Iranians celebrate longest night of year

Yalda is one of the most celebrated traditional events in Iran which marks the longest night of the year. Every year, on December 21st, Iranians celebrate the arrival of winter, the renewal of the sun and the victory of light over darkness on Yalda Night. Family members get together (most often i... Read Full Article:

December, 20, 2013 A.D.:
Iran copes with sanctions but wants to bloom

By David Ignatius, Saturday, December 21 The Iranian economy manages to hobble along despite “crippling” economic sanctions. The streets are clogged with traffic, ATMs dispense streams of cash, banks issue Iran-only debit cards and a nation of traders finds ingenious ways to evade legal obstacle... Read Full Article:

Periods of the Iranian/Persian History by Dynasties