The year 1972 A.D.

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January, 14, 1972 A.D.:
Shahyad Tower Completed

The construction of the Shahyad tower started on Nov, 2, 1969 and was completed on Jan, 14, 1972. The Azadi tower located in the Azadi square has become a symbol of Tehran during the years. In 1967, a draft presented by Hossein Amanat, an engineer from Tehran University won the competition which too... Read Full Article:


February, 3, 1972 A.D.:
Heavy Snow Kills 4000

The Iran Blizzard of February 1972 ended a four year drought but resulted in the deaths of approximately 4,000 people. A week-long period of low temperatures and winter storms, lasting from February 3 to February 9, 1972, dumped more than 3 meters of snow across rural areas in northwestern, central ... Read Full Article:


April, 10, 1972 A.D.:
Quake Destroys Qir

Quake hit the historical city of Qir in the Fars Province in Iran and 58 villages were destroyed and more than 5,000 of their inhabitants were killed. The massive earthquake happened on Apr, 10, 1972. The strong 6.8 Quake, on the Richter scale came at 5:38 in the morning and caught residents of mud-... Read Full Article:


June, 2, 1972 A.D.:
American Colonel Assassinated In Tehran

American Lieutenant Colonel Lewis Lee Hawkins who was attached to the U.S. Military Assistance Advisory Group to the Imperial Iranian Armed Forces in Tehran was assassinated in Tehran on the morning of June, 2,, 1973, as he was walking from his home to a street corner to be picked up by his driver. ... Read Full Article:

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