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April, 14

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April, 14, 216 A.D.:
Prophet Mani Is Born


Mani was born to become the first prophet to preach equality of mankind. He had his first vision of an angel in his boyhood, and when he was 24 the angel reappeared and called him to preach the new religion : Manichaeism. He traveled to India and made converts there. The Persian king Shapour I permi... Read Full Article:


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April, 14, 1909 A.D.:
British Persian Petroleum Company Registered


A year after exploring rich oil reserves in Masjed-e-Soleyman in 1908, William Knox D'Arcy registered the British Persian petroleum company in London. Before D'Arcy, a French man named Julius Reuter had tried to gain the rights to Iranian oil reserves but he did not succeed. But D'Arcy somehow succe... Read Full Article:


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April, 14, 1914 A.D.:
Borrowing For Coronation Ceremony


A well depiction of the extent of misery the Qajar dynasty was in before coming to an end; The government announced borrowing One hundred thousand Liras from the British bank at regular interest rates in order to cover expenses of the coronation ceremony of Ahmad Shah, the last Qajar king-to-be on t... Read Full Article:


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April, 14, 1978 A.D.:
Alam Dies In New York


Asadollah Alam was a prominent figure during the Pahlavi 2 period. His father Ebrahim Alam became governor of Sistan and Baluchestan province after aiding Reza Shah in the coup of 1921. His father's influence gave him a jumpstart in the court of Pahlavi as Mohammad Reza's chamberlain. Then he becam... Read Full Article:

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