The year 1976 A.D.

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February, 29, 1976 A.D.:
First Iranian Female Ambassador Appointed

Mehrangiz Dolatshahi became the Iranian ambassador to Denmark on Feb, 29, 1976 thus earning the title of the first (and so far the only) Iranian female ambassador abroad.Mehrangiz Dolatshahi was born in 1917 in Isfahan. She attended university in Germany, earning a doctorate degree in Social Science... Read Full Article:


March, 15, 1976 A.D.:
Iran Switches To Imperial Calendar

Iranian Majlis and Senate approved the bill to use Imperial Calendar. Mohammad Reza Shah's ambitions during the 2500 Years Celebrations, had already irked many Iranians in 1971. The despot king wanted to have control on everything and for that reason, Iran switched to single party system in 1975. Th... Read Full Article:


April, 30, 1976 A.D.:
Tehran Korean School Established

(Wikipedia) - Iran's sole school for South Korean nationals, the Tehran Korean School (also known as the Korean Embassy School), was established on April, 30 1976; it uses Korean as the primary medium of instruction, with English used for science and computer classes, and Persian offered as a foreig... Read Full Article:


May, 17, 1976 A.D.:
Elizabeth Taylor In Iran

Actress Elizabeth Taylor was invited on Iran Air's inaugural nonstop flight from New York to Tehran, While the Hollywood superstar played the role of temperamental tourist in Iran to create lots of publicity as she was supposed to, she made the best of her time visiting important historical attracti... Read Full Article:


June, 1, 1976 A.D.:
Smoking Ban In Public

After an assembly, the Ministry of Interior Affairs announced ban on smoking in public places on June, 1, 1976. The Ministry of Health published brochures and posters and other educational material, and prepared slides and short videos to raise public awareness regarding the smoking issue. Related o... Read Full Article:


August, 16, 1976 A.D.:
Reports Of Torture In Iran

Amnesty International, the widely respected human rights organization headquartered in London, estimates that in the last decade torture has been officially practiced in 60 countries; last year alone there were more than 40 violating states. From Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay to Gui... Read Full Article:


September, 19, 1976 A.D.:
UFO In Tehran Skies

(Wikipedia) - The 1976 Tehran UFO Incident was a radar and visual sighting of an unidentified flying object (UFO) over Tehran, the capital of Iran, during the early morning hours of 19 September 1976. During the incident, two F-4 Phantom II jet interceptors supposedly lost instrumentation and commun... Read Full Article:

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