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Caliph Ali Assassinated
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Caliph Ali Assassinated

On January 24, 661, Caliph Ali was assassinated in the Great Mosque of Kufa, Iraq. Ali’s death would lead to a permanent schism in Islam, between the Sunni and Shia denominations.

  • Best for: Grades 7-12 (ages 12-18)
  • Concepts: denominations, iraq, islam, religion, shia islam, sunni islam
Iran Hostage Crisis
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Iran Hostage Crisis

On November 4, 1979, Iranian students stormed the U.S. embassy in Iran and took about 90 people (including 66 Americans) hostage. Most American hostages would not be released for 444 days.

  • Best for: Grades 8-12 (ages 13-18)
  • Concepts: diplomacy, iran, iran hostage crisis , nanoscience, politics, revolutions, united states
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OPEC Founded
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OPEC Founded

On September 14, 1960, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was formed in Baghdad, Iraq.

  • Best for: Grades 4-12 (ages 9-18)
  • Concepts: exports, international organizations, natural gas, oil, opec, petroleum, trade
Supernova 1054
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Supernova 1054

On July 4, 1054, a supernova was observed by astronomers and stargazers across the Northern Hemisphere, and possibly Australia. Its remnant, the Crab Nebula, is among the most-studied objects outside our Solar System.

  • Best for: Grades 3-12 (ages 8-18)
  • Concepts: astronomy, crab nebula, pulsars, sn 1054, stars, supernovae
U.S. Declares War on Iraq
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U.S. Declares War on Iraq

On March 19, 2003, the United States and its allies declared war on Iraq.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: international relations, iraq, military, united states, war
Congress OKs Military Force in Iraq
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Congress OKs Military Force in Iraq

On January 12, 1991, the U.S. Congress voted to allow military action against Iraq for its annexation of Kuwait.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: congress, government, gulf war, iraq, military, united states, war
Iraq Invades Kuwait
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Iraq Invades Kuwait

On Aug. 2, 1990, military troops from Iraq invaded Kuwait, a small, oil-rich country neighboring Iraq in the Middle East.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: conflict, invasions, iraq, kuwait, middle east, oil, united states, wars
Iraq
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Iraq

Explore, customize, and download a 1-page black-and-white map of Iraq.

  • Concepts: asia, continents, iraq, mapmaker 1-page maps, maps, political maps