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August, 18, 1227 A.D.:
Chengiz Khan Dies In Kansu


Chengiz Khan was born in 1162 in Mongolia. The founder of Mongol empire is infamous for his brutality for slaughtering entire population of resisting cities and destroying infrastructures. Under Mongols, total population of Persia fell from 2,500,000 to 250,000 due to mass extermination and famine. ... Read Full Article:


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August, 18, 1721 A.D.:
Massacre Of Shiites In Shamakhi


A rebel chieftain who was held captive in the citadel of Darband was released after the Afghan attack, hoping that the people of Daghestan would come to the help of the Shah. But things went awfully wrong and the released chieftain and his allies in Daghestan took Shamakhi by storm and massacred tho... Read Full Article:


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August, 18, 1732 A.D.:
8 Month Old Abbas Becomes King


While Nader was on a mission to Herat, Shah Tahmasp dared attack Erivan. Without success, on his way back, he was intercepted by an Ottoman army who inflicted heavy loss on the Iranian army. When Shah Tahmasp and few of his officers returned to Isfahan, Ottomans seized Tabriz and Hamedan that was ta... Read Full Article:


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August, 18, 1938 A.D.:
Trans-Iranian Railway Completed


Trans-Iranian railway had always been a dream for all Iranians. Despite many attempts, the only finished project was an eight km railroad that connected Tehran to Rhagae in 1882. Iran neither had the technology nor the money to complete such a great task. But when the League of Nations sent a commis... Read Full Article:

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