April 1979 - The Islamic Republic of Iran is proclaimed following a referendum
November 1979 - Islamic militants take 52 Americans hostage inside the US embassy in Tehran. They demand the extradition of the Shah, in the US at the time for medical treatment, to face trial in Iran
January 1980 - Abolhasan Bani-Sadr is elected the first President of the Islamic Republic. His government begins work on a major nationalization programme
July 1980 - The exiled Shah dies of cancer in Egypt
September 1980 - Iraq invades Iran following border skirmishes and a dispute over the Shatt al-Arab waterway. This marks the beginning of a war that will last eight years
January1981 - The American hostages are released ending 444 days in captivity
June1981 - Bani-Sadr is dismissed, he later flees to France
After the US and Soviet Union halted arms supplies, the US attempted to win the release of hostages in Lebanon by offering secret arms deals, this would later become known as the Iran-Contra affair
July 1988 passengers and the crew of an Iran Air Airbus are mistakenly shot down by the USS Vincennes
July1988 - Iran accepts a ceasefire agreement with Iraq following negotiations in Geneva under the aegis of the UN.
February 1989 - Ayatollah Khomeini issues a religious edict (fatwa) ordering Muslims to kill British author, Salman Rushdie, for his novel, 'The Satanic Verses', considered blasphemous to Islam.
June 1989 - Ayatollah Khomeini dies. On 4 June, President Khamene'i is appointed as new supreme leader
August 1989 - Ali Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani is sworn in as the new president
November1989 - The US releases 567 million dollars of frozen Iranian assets
Major earthquake kills thousands
June1990 - A major earthquake strikes Iran, killing approximately 40,000 people
- Iran remains neutral following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, denouncing both Baghdad's conquest of Kuwait and any long-term presence of US forces in the region
September1990 - Iran and Iraq resume diplomatic relations
US imposes sanctions
- US imposes oil and trade sanctions over Iran's alleged sponsorship of "terrorism", seeking to acquire nuclear arms and hostility to the Middle East process. Iran denies the charges.
May 1997 - Mohammad Khatami wins the presidential election with 70% of the vote, beating the conservative ruling elite.
September 1998 - Iran deploys thousands of troops on its border with Afghanistan after the Taleban admits killing eight Iranian diplomats and a journalist in Mazar-e Sharif.
July1999 - Pro-democracy students at Tehran University demonstrate following the closure of the reformist newspaper 'Salam'. Clashes with security forces lead to six days of rioting and the arrest of more than 1,000 students
February 2000 - Liberals and supporters of Khatami win 170 of the 290 seats in the Majlis elections held February, thus gaining control of parliament previously dominated by the conservatives since the 1979 Islamic revolution. Hard-liners win only 44 seats. An additional 65 seats will be decided in run-offs.
April 2000 - The judiciary, following the adoption of a new press law, bans the publication of 16 reformist newspapers.
May 2000 - Inauguration of the Sixth parliament.
August 2000 - Senior clerics issue a religious decree, or fatwa, allowing women to lead religious congregations of women worshippers.
April 2000 - Iran and Saudi Arabia sign major security accord to combat terrorism, drug trafficking and organised crime.
Khatami's second term
June 2001 - President Khatami is re-elected after winning just under 77% of the vote. He begins his second term in August.
January 2002 - US President George Bush describes Iraq, Iran and North Korea as an "axis of evil", warning of the proliferation of long-range missiles being developed in these countries. The speech causes outrage in Iran and is condemned by reformists and conservatives alike.
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September2002 - Russian technicians begin construction of Iran's first nuclear reactor at Bushehr despite strong objections from US.
June 2003- Thousands attend student-led protests in Tehran against clerical establishment.
September2003 - UN nuclear watchdog, IAEA, gives Tehran weeks to prove it is not pursuing an atomic weapons programme.
October2003 - Shirin Ebadi becomes Iran's first Nobel Peace Prize winner; lawyer and human rights campaigner became Iran's first female judge in 1975 but was forced to resign after 1979 revolution.
November 2003 - Iran says it is suspending its uranium enrichment programme and will allow tougher UN inspections of its nuclear facilities. IAEA concludes there is no evidence of a weapons programme.
December2003 - 40,000 people are killed in an earthquake in south-east Iran; the city of Bam is devastated
February 2004 - Conservatives gain control of parliament in controversial elections; their win is consolidated in a second round of voting in May. Thousands of reformist candidates were disqualified by the hardline Council of Guardians before the polls
June 2004 - Iran is rebuked by the IAEA for failing to fully cooperate with an inquiry into its nuclear activities.
November 2004 - Iran agrees to suspend most of its uranium enrichment under a deal with the EU.
More than 400 people are killed in an earthquake in the southern province of Kerman.
June 2005 - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Tehran's ultra-conservative mayor, wins a run-off vote in presidential elections, defeating cleric and former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
August-September 2005 - Tehran says it has resumed uranium conversion at its Isfahan plant and insists the programme is for peaceful purposes. IAEA finds Iran in violation of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
December 2005 - A military aircraft crashes in a Tehran suburb. More than 100 people are killed
January2006 - Iran breaks IAEA seals at its Natanz nuclear research facility
Bomb attacks in the southern city of Ahvaz - the scene of sporadic unrest in recent months - kill eight people and injure more than 40.
February 2006- IAEA votes to report Iran to the UN Security Council over its nuclear activities. Iran resumes uranium enrichment at Natanz
March 2006 - Earthquakes kill scores of people and render thousands homeless in Lorestan province
April 2006 - Iran says it has succeeded in enriching uranium at its Natanz facility
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