Tag Archives: Iran

What Happened – December 27

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “537 – The Hagia Sophia is completed” and the most recent is “2009 – Iranian election protests: On the Day of Ashura in Tehran, government security forces fire upon demonstrators.”   A few other things that also occurred on … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 14

It was on this day in 1955 that Little Richard said “a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom.” He was in New Orleans to record a new album and had gone to a nearby tavern for lunch. While there he sat down at a piano and started … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 12

It was on this day in 1775 that British general Thomas Gage offered a pardon to any colonial rebel who swore loyalty to the Crown. However, no mercy would be shown to at least two of the ringleaders…the proclamation stated that John Hancock … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 26

It was on this day in 1908 that George Reynolds struck oil, despite having been ordered to stop looking for it. He was a geologist who had spent the last several years prospecting the Iranian desert on behalf of the Burmah Oil … Continue reading

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