takeover usa embassy by iranian students
1978 – Protests began in Iran, strikes cut oil production, closed banks and stores, Shah’s military shot students at the university Nov. 4, mass marches Dec. 29 paralyzed the Shah’s government.
Jan. 16, 1979 – Shah forced into exile
Feb. 1 – Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Iran
April 1 – creation of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Nov. 4 – Islamic militants(students flow imam way) took 52 Americans hostage inside the US embassy in Tehran, held for 444 days until Jan. 20, 1981
Nov. 17 – Iran freed black and female hostages.
Nov. 14 – Carter froze $25b. of Iran’s assets in the U.S.
Operation Eagle Claw
April 24, 1980 – rescue attempt “Operation Eagle Claw” failed at Desert 1 in remote Iran when a sandstorm diverted 3 of the 9 helicopters needed, a 4th was damaged on landing, and another helicopter collided with an airplane, killing 8.