1906 The typewriter was invented. Monotype and linotype designs built on the keyboard of the typewriter.
1906 Discontent with Qajar corruption and mismanagement led to the Constitutional Revolution and the establishment of Iran's first paliament or Majles.
1911 The first Iranian Academy of Fine Arts (the Madrasa-i Sanayi-i Mustazrafa) is founded by Kamal al-Mulk (1852–1940), who directed the school until 1927.
1914 The World War I started.
1919 Walter Gropius, Founded Weimar Bauhaus and manifest.
1921 King Fuad I (r. 1917 – 1922) called the famous Turkish calligrapher, Muhammad ‘Abd al-’Aziz ar-Rifa’i to Cairo, where he transcribed the Qur’an and gilded the result. Soon afterward King Fuad founded a school to pass on the learning and artistry of the finest calligraphers of our time.
1922 The Ottoman Empire after the World War I (1914–18) was abolished by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
1925 Reza Shah overthrew Ahmad Shah Qajar, the last Shah of the Qajar dynasty, and founded the Pahlavi Dynasty.
1928 In Turkey abandon the Arabic script they were to use for nearly a thousand years until the introduction of the new Turkish alphabet.
1936 Emad-ol-Kottab (1861-1936) was dead. He was Ahmad Shah's calligraphy tutor. Even after Ahmad Shah's era, when took over, he also was Reza Shah Pahlavi’s command writer and mentored Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi when he was a prince.
1939 (September 1st) Germany invaded Poland without warning sparking the start of World War II.
1941 Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi came to power during World War II after an Anglo-Soviet invasion forced the abdication of his father, Reza Shah. During his rule oversaw the nationalization of the Iranian oil industry in 1951 under leadership of the Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq which had been since 1913 under British control through the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, today known as British Petroleum (BP).
1947 (August 15) India became an independent nation.
1947 Pakistan, as the Muslim state of East and West Pakistan, is created out of the partition of the Indian subcontinent at the end of British rule
1951 (1371 AH or 1329 Solar Hijra) Iranian Associate Calligraphers was established in Tehran. This organisation had a rich influence of the revival and development of Iranian contemporary calligraphic process.
1967 Asaf Jah VII the last titular of Nizams of Hyderabad died.
1984 (January 24) The first Macintosh was introduced.
1985 (October 15-19) The First Chinese Modern Calligraphy Exhibition was held in the China National Art Museum in Beijing.
1979 The Islamic revolution in Iran occurred.