The Iranian History on this day :

March, 21

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March, 21, 678 B.C.:
Khashtrita Founds Medes Kingdom


After the death of Phraortes, his son Khashtrita gathers many tribal leaders during Norooz celebrations and declares himself king of kings. This unity was formed because of constant attacks from Assyrians which none of the small nations could counter alone. It took Khashtrita 5 years to do necessary... Read Full Article:


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March, 21, 416 B.C.:
Special Gold Coins For Norooz


Iranians have been celebrating Norooz for more than 3000 years, making Norooz the oldest national ceremony in the world. On this occasion Dariush 2 issues gold coins that shows a soldier with a bow and arrow. Mintage or making coins from gold and silver had been started 100 years before that at the ... Read Full Article:


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March, 21, 399 A.D.:
Christians Free To Practice


A group of Christians missionaries succeeded to meet with the king Yazdgerd I asking for freedom to practice their religion. Because of the occasion (Persian new year), their wishes were granted.... Read Full Article:


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March, 21, 1795 A.D.:
Agha Mohammad Khan Becomes King


The coronation ceremony of Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar, from a Mongol descent took place in Tehran. After defeating Ghafour Khan, the Zand governor, he proclaimed king in a tent on the Norooz of 1795.Tehran thus became the capital of Iran after on. Tehran's population was only 20,000 at the time but it... Read Full Article:


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March, 21, 1872 A.D.:
Sari Becomes Qajar Capital


The turmoil that followed the death of Karim Khan Zand swept through Iran and every tribal leader proclaimed king. Among these, a Qajar ruler eunuch Agha Mohammad Khan who was raised at the Zand court had a grudge against the establishment due to the fact that he had been castrated by Karim Khan's o... Read Full Article:


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March, 21, 2001 A.D.:
Homecoming For Googoosh


Iran's most famous female pop star made her first appearance in Dubai after more than 20 years. About 30,000 people, most flying in from Iran attended the concert. Googoosh had been banned from performing in her home country since the Iranian revolution in 1979. She could not leave the country eithe... Read Full Article:

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