1912 Abdul-Baha was en route to Denver
`Abdu'l-Bahá took tea in the dining car. Áqá `Alí-Akbar Nakhjavání remarked that it seemed the Master was happier because He was going towards the East. The Master replied, `Yes, my greatest happiness is to be near the Holy Shrine.' Looking out of the window, He continued: `I love this plain because it is so much like the plain of Akká.' (Mahmud’s Diary)
1916 - In the Glorious Gospel it is said, "Freely ye have received, freely give." That is, you have found this Bestowal, you have paid nothing for it, therefore give it to others without any exchange. Now with a heavenly power, with a lordly gift, with spiritual morals, with Godlike deeds, and with supreme glad tidings be thou engaged in the promotion of the teachings of God in Japan. The confirmations of the Kingdom shall encompass and the cohorts of the Realm of Might will grant triumph.
(October 28, 1916. Translated by Ahmad Sohrab) (Compilations, Japan Will Turn Ablaze, p. 30)
2000 - Iranian Bahais, Fleeing Religious Persecution, Find a Refuge in Turkey – LA Times
1998 - GOVERNMENT URGES IRAN TO RESPECT BAHA'I RELIGIOUS FREEDOM - Australia