A group of Iranian students took more than 60 hostages from the U.S. Embassy in Tehran
Iran oil trade stopped
Carter orders a suspension of oil trade in Iran.
Operation Eagle Claw
Operation Eagle Claw was an attempt to rescue 52 American citizens from Tehran. This Operation ended in failure by the destrution of their aircraft due to a refueling incident. It also left 8 American troops killed.
Ayatolla Khomeini annouces conditions in which he will release the hostages
He wanted billions of dollars in which would remit all of shah's american forturne.
Hostages are released
Algiers accords are signed, the hostages are flown from Tehran to Europe, then to New York. The crisis is now over.