Jalil buys Mariam a necklace, and she dreams that one day she can live with him, and truly be his child.
Mohammed Daoud becomes Prime Minister of Afghanistan
July 17th 1973
After ruling Kabul for 40 years, King Zahir Shah is overthrown by a bloodless coup.
Spring: 1 week later - Mariam moves in with Jalil
Mariam moves in with Jalil after Nana's burial. After a week or so, Mariam is married off to Rasheed and they move to Kabul
Spring: Mariam heads to Herat
Mariam heads to Herat for the first time to see Jalil. He shuts her out, and the next day she returns to the Kolba and finds out that Nana has committed suicide.
Spring: Mariam turns 15
Autumn: In Kabul
Mariam spends her first Ramadan in Kabul.
Rasheed = Angry because Mariam can't have children
Rasheed is angry at Mariam because she cannot produce any children for him, and she keeps having miscarriages.
Akbar Kyber found murdered
April 17th 1978
Akbar Kyber was found murdered, which cause a large demonstration two days later.
Military planes over Kabul
April 27th 1978
Military planes are all over Kabul. Air Force Colonel, Abdul Oadar, seized an airport in the key intersection city. The rebels attacked the Presedential Palace and Daoud's loyalist forces were defeated.