The year 1989 A.D.

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February, 7, 1989 A.D.:
University Of Yazd Inaugurated


After the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Ayatollah Mohammad Seddoughi and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khatami started efforts to build a university in Yazd. In late 1986, the Ministry of Higher Education decided on establishing a university in Yazd. On Aug, 23, 1987, during a meeting at governor's office projec... Read Full Article:


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February, 14, 1989 A.D.:
Death Decree For Rushdie


Ayatollah Khomeini issues a fatwa calling for death of Salman Rushdie after he published a book called The Satanic Verses in which he allegedly mocks Quran. Khomeini's decree backfires, bringing much fame and fortune to the Bombay born English writer who met with president Clinton at the white house... Read Full Article:


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June, 4, 1989 A.D.:
Ayatollah Khomeini Died


Iranians mourned the death of Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic revolution of Iran. He was buried at Behesht-Zahra cemetery and construction of a gigantic mausoleum began right after his death. A couple of years later his son Ahmad also died on March, 17, 1995. He represented an uncompr... Read Full Article:


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June, 5, 1989 A.D.:
New Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei


Ayatollah Khamenei was appointed as the new Supreme Leader after Ayatollah Khomeini suddenly died. Khamenei served twice as President, once after assassination of President Rajayi, he won elections in October 1981 with more than %95 of the 16 million votes cast, and he was elected again in November ... Read Full Article:


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July, 28, 1989 A.D.:
Hashemi Rafsanjani Elected President


5th presidential election: From a total of 79 nominees for the presidential race, 77 were disqualified leaving only two presidential candidates. Of 30,139,598 Iranians eligible to vote 16,409,353 people participated in the election marking another low %54.4 participation rate. Mr. Rafsanjani leaded ... Read Full Article:


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August, 19, 1989 A.D.:
IRI Helps Free US Hostages In Lebanon


Eight U.S. hostages were being held in Lebanon and the Reagan administration was struggling to get them back. On Aug, 19, 1989, Iran offered to assist the American government to get the prisoners back, but wanted the U.S. to help free Iranian diplomats kidnapped in Lebanon.The Lebanon hostage crisis... Read Full Article:


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September, 1, 1989 A.D.:
1st First Iranian Vice President


Hassan Ebrahim Habibi was the 1st First Vice President of Iran from Sep, 1, 1989 to Sep, 11, 2001, eight years under President Rafsanjani and then four years under President Khatami. He was followed by Mohammad Reza Aref in Khatami's second term.A constitutional referendum was held in Iran on 28 Jul... Read Full Article:

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