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May, 26

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May, 26, 363 A.D.:
The Battle Of Ctesiphon (Tisfun)


After the death of Constantinus 2 on Nov, 3, 361, Julianus Apostata proclaimed the sole Emperor of Rome. He spent more than 2 years preparing for an expedition against the Sassanid Empire. Intelligence from Roman spies suggested that Shapour 2’s departure from capital was the best time for an all... Read Full Article:


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May, 26, 451 A.D.:
Sassanid Victory In Armenia


The Sassanid Persians once ruled an empire that included parts of India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, eastern Mesopotamia, Armenia and Tajikistan. The Roman Empire used Armenia for a proxy war with Iran. The Battle of Avarayr was fought on May 26, 451 on the Avarayr Plain in Vaspurakan, between the ... Read Full Article:


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May, 26, 1908 A.D.:
First Oil Well Drilled In Masjed Soleyman


For the first time in Iran, drillings reached oil in the historical city of Masjed Soleyman. At about 360 meters underground, they struck oil. The oil sprouting nearly 16 meters above the equipment signaled a new era of modern time colonization of Iran. Drillings had begun in 1903 in different areas... Read Full Article:


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May, 26, 1910 A.D.:
Newspapers Banned


The Prime Minister who was Ahmad Shah's regent ordered a ban on newspapers that criticized the government. The chief editors of these leftist publications were sent to court and some of them received jail terms. Ahmad Shah had not reached legal age, thus the country was ruled by the regent. Iran wa... Read Full Article:


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May, 26, 1942 A.D.:
Iran / U.K. Trade Treaty


Iran's economic situation was not bright even before the occupation. After the invasion of Allied Powers, food and other resources became scarce and the occupiers were imposing trade treaties that were against Iran's welfare. According to the trade and finance treaty signed on May, 26, 1942, the Bri... Read Full Article:

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