The year 1961 A.D.

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January, 9, 1961 A.D.:
Nullification Of Fraudulent Parliament Elections

The twentieth term Majlis elections under a two party system took place on Aug, 17, 1960. Manouchehr Eghbal, the Melliun Party leader was in charge of running the elections against Mardom Party leaded by Asadollah Alam. Some of the outlawed National Front party figures such as Dr. Ali Amini and Jafa... Read Full Article:


February, 14, 1961 A.D.:
Inauguration Of Melli University

The inauguration of Melli University of Iran on the heights of Tehran took place with just 174 students. Primarily, this university had only two faculties of economy and architecture. In 1982 it was renamed as Shahid Beheshti university. In 1990 first courses offering doctorate degree in economy wer... Read Full Article:


February, 21, 1961 A.D.:
Majlis Twentieth Terms Begins

During Majlis elections in 1960, contested primarily by the Melliyun Party and the Mardom Party, charges of widespread fraud could not be suppressed, and the shah was forced to cancel the elections. On Aug, 27 during a press conference and announced the election results invalid. Four days later he a... Read Full Article:


April, 21, 1961 A.D.:
Teachers' Demonstration In Tehran

The teachers of Tehran took their voices of discontent to the streets and staged a public demonstration in the historical Baharestan Square where the parliament is located. But things became ugly when the police attacked the demonstrators in order to disperse them. The Baharestan Square soon became ... Read Full Article:


May, 5, 1961 A.D.:
Amini Becomes Prime Minister

Dr. Ali Amini started his term as the 67th Prime Minister of Iran on May, 5, 1961. Mohammad Reza Shah was under pressure from US President John F. Kennedy. He was a member of the National Front, but broke away from the party in 1952. His pro-American tendencies were to the extent that made even the ... Read Full Article:


October, 25, 1961 A.D.:
Amirkabir Dam Inaugurated

Inauguration ceremonies of the Amirkabir Dam took place on Oct, 25, 1961. Mohammad Reza Shah attended the ceremony.The initial studies for Amirkabir Dam took 22 years until 1956 when formal proceedings began and the final plan was approved in 1960. The Amirkabir Dam was constructed on the Karaj rive... Read Full Article:

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