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Iran hostage crisis ends, 1981

Posted on January 20, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
A sign at 2950 Richmond Road in Lexington, Jan. 20, 1981, celebrating the realease of 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days. The Iran hostage crisis began Nov. 4, 1979 after the U.S. Embassy in Tehran was taken over. Today, Burke furniture is still located on Richmond Road, however this location for Godfather's Pizza closed in the late 1980's. Note in the background - towards the lower right side of the photo - is a Kroger grocery store that has since moved down Richmond Road, closer to the Man o'War Boulevard intersection. Photo by Charles Bertram | staff

A sign at 2950 Richmond Road in Lexington on Jan. 20, 1981, celebrated the release of 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days. The crisis began Nov. 4, 1979, after the U.S. Embassy in Tehran was taken over. Today, Burke furniture remains on Richmond Road, but the Godfather’s Pizza restaurant closed in the late 1980s. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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