Ayatollah Khomeni

January 12, 1980 - Hostage Drama: Week 11.
News of the day for January 12, 1980 - Hostage Drama in Tehran enters Week 11. UN vote on Sanctions against Iran is postponed, due to hint Iran may soften demands on US. Crackdown on opposition in Iran with mass execution of supporters of Ayatollah Shariatmadari in Tabriz. Canada hints at willingness to offer Montreal Olympic site as alternative to Moscow. Rhodesia readies for first legitimate Majority Rule elections. Relations between Rhodesia and Mozambique improve. Illinois legislature approves financial bailout for bankrupt Chicago schools and Ted Kennedy is reported to be running 25 points behind Carter in upcoming Iowa Caucuses. Read more...
January 27, 1979 - "Nelson Has Left The Building".
News of the day for January 27, 1979 - Nelson Rockefeller dies of a heart attack at 70, Iran protests continue, The Pope visits Mexico and the world, for all intents and purposes, keeps wildly spinning. Read more...
The Day It Got Strange - February 11, 1979
(Happily jumping out of the frying pan) Thirty-one years ago today The Islamic Revolution in Iran declared victory. With fighting still going on in Read more...
From The Colbert Report: Karim Sadjadpour describes a math superstar's unprecedented act of challenging Iran's s Read more...
November 4, 1979 - The Embassy Takeover In Tehran
(On a scale of bad to worse - eleven) Continuing our odyssey of November 4th, we arrive at 1979. This one went from bad to worse in a matter of hou Read more...

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History's Bitchslap - The U.S. Embassy In Tehran - November 1979
(Outside the U.S. Embassy in Tehran - November 1979. Not the happiest place on earth.) For all the recent saber rattling coming from the shrill sec Read more...
Subtitled version of "INJA KOJAST INJA IRAN AST SARZAMINE MANO TO" (link below) - a woman speaking about the state of her country while filming the Read more...
Ayatollah Redux - 1979
(Jumping from one frying pan straight into another.) With the elections in Iran less than two days away, I remembered 2009 marked the 30th annivers Read more...