Embasy takeover in Tehran

  • Shah of Iran

    Mohammed Reza Pahlavi is forced to leace Iran and go into exile
  • Period: to

    hostages of the Ayatollah

  • Ayatollah Khomeini

    Islamic religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini takes power in Iran
    Ayatollah is very much against Americans
  • the beginning

    A groups of radical Islamist students stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran. They took 66 American hostages.
    Iranian students seuze 63 hostages at U.S. embassy in Tehran
  • release

    November 19-20
    13 women+black hostage are relseased
  • escape

    6 American diplomats who managed to escape the embassy on November 4 made it home with help from Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor
  • Operation Eagle Claw

    rescue mission of hostages fails because of a standstorm
  • ill hostage

    1 severely ill hostage is relseased
    the hostage is later diagnosed with MS
  • death

    the exiled Shah dies
  • Iraq invades Iran

    Iran realizes that they want to be allies with the U.S. because we are a strong country
  • signing of Algiers Accords

  • the release

    release of the 52 remaining hostages