Tagged: Ruhollah Khomeini

21-year old Mohammad Reza Pahlavi 0

September 16, 1941 – Abdication In Tehran – Raids Over Germany

  September 16, 1941 – As the news broke from Tehran of an extraordinary meeting of Parliament, it was learned that Reza Shah had abdicated his power as ruler of Iran to his son Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The reasons cited were ill-health, but the Soviet-British takeover of Iranian oil fields...

Taking An Embassy Or Two – November 5, 1979 0

Taking An Embassy Or Two – November 5, 1979

– CBS Radio Hourly News – November 5, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this November 5th in 1979 was about the worsening situation between the U.S. and Iran – all over demands of the Ayatollah Khomeini government to return the Shah to Tehran from New York,...

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One Hostage Down – Fifty-Two To Go – And ‘Like Magic, Drunks Have Disappeared From Parks’ – July 11, 1980

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS News – Firstline Report – World News Roundup – Newsbreak – July 11, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection An interesting news day, this July 11th in 1980. It started off with a look at the upcoming Moscow Olympics, which...

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Searching For The World’s Oldest Dream – March 11, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio News – The World This Week – March 11, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this week in 1979 had much to do with fits and starts of a Middle East Peace Settlement. In what started as...

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Human Rights And Human Frailties – February 26, 1989

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS News On The Hour – February 26, 1989 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this February 26th in 1989 had much to do with President Bush’s tour of China. On this last day of his visit, Bush threw a...

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Postcards From Tehran – January 25, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Jan. 25, 1979 With no end in sight and protests continuing and becoming more violent, the situation in Iran on this day in 1979 was anything but resolved. The Pro and Anti-Shah factions were battling it out in the streets...

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January 15, 1979 – The View From Tehran

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 15, 1979 News for this January 15th in 1979 had much to do with the potentially dangerous situation in Iran. On the one hand, it was the first gathering of the newly installed Parliament, under the aegis of The Shah....