YEREVAN CHRONOLOGY

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1603


The Safavid army then laid siege to Yerevan on 15 November. The Persian army of Shah Abbas I conquered the Yerevan fortress after 9 months of siege, whereas the other towns of the Eastern Caucasus surrendered to the Shah with practically no resistance. Hundreds of thousands of Armenians, including residents of Yerevan, were taken captive and sent to Persia.




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1959


The opening of the David of Sassoun statue (sculptor Yervand Kochar) took place in the square near the railway station.

1913


The first telephone station began operating. It was operating only for 80 people.