-Jan. 13 -The shah appoints a regency council to represent the crown during his absence, while Khomeini announces from Paris the formation of a revolutionary council to prepare for an "Islamic Republic."
"It was controlled by the Imperial Guards when we arrived. We gave them plain clothes while they were shivering with fear," he told The Associated Press. "They thought we were Communists trying to capture the palace. We told them that we were not Communists but were Khomeini's supporters from the Niavaran neighborhood. Then we conquered the palace."