Year
Month
Day
Event
1889
   
Yohannes IV killed while fighting Mahdist forces and is succeeded by the king of Shoa, who becomes
Emperor Menelik II.
1889
   
Menelik signs a bilateral friendship treaty with Italy at Wuchale which Italy interprets as giving it a
protectorate over Ethiopia. Ethiopia rejects this interpretation, later renounces the treaty and repays a loan.
1889
   
Addis Ababa becomes Ethiopia's capital.
1892
07
23
July 23, 1892 (16 Hamle 1884) - Birthdate of Haile Selassie I as Ledj Tafari Makonnen in Ejarsa Goro in
Harar, Ethiopia.  Tafari is the son of Ras Makonnen, a Shoa Amharan nobel, who was married to an Oromo,
Waziero Yashimabet, who died two years after the birth of Ledj Tafari.   Negus Ras Tafari Makonnen was
given his religious/spiritual name, Haile Selassie I (Might of the Trinity) upon his transfiguration on
November 2, 1930.
1895
   
Italy invades Ethiopia
1896
03
01
Battle of Adwa
View of Battle of Adwa by Thabo Mbeki on the 120th anniverary (video)
1896
03
02
Menelik II leads Ethiopians in victory over the Italian forces, at Adwa; treaty of Wuchale annulled; Italy
recognises Ethiopia's independence but retains control over Eritrea.
1896
10
10
Menelik II defeats the Italians and signs the Treaty of Addis Ababa
1897-
1899
   
Teferi Mekonnen 5 and 7 yrs old (picture)
1903
   
Teferi Mekonnen 11 years old with his father Ras Makonnen (picture)
1905
11
01
Tafari Makonnen assigned first military title
"Dejazmach" (keeper of 'the Gate') by his father Ras
Makonnen. "Keeper of the Gate" is similar to the
title of "Count" in Western terms.

*****
Often this day (1st November) is not given much
attention, but it's an important one which should be
also remembered and honored by those who claim
to follow HIM.

This year (2017) is to celebrate the 112th
anniversary of the 'Dejazmatch appointment' from
Lij Tafari Makonnen (Qedamawi Haile Selassie) by
H.H. Ras Makonnen Wolde Mikael.
(Dejazmatch means literally "Commander of the
Gate")

Source: Joannes Fey ~ FB Post 10-28-2017
1906
03
21
(13 Magabit 1898) - Tafari's Father, Ras Makonnen ascension
1907
   
Tafari appointed position of Dejazmach
1908
    Cornerstone Of Railway Terminal - 1908 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter XII)
1910
03
03
Dejazmach Tafari appointed (Governor) of his home province of Harar
1911
07
31
Dej Tafari marries Woizero Menen Asfaw
(grand-
daughter of Ras Michael)

Empress Menen is the only Empress to have been
crowned on the same day, during the same
ceremony, with the Emperor. An all-night service
was held in the St. George cathedral (above) on the
eve of the coronation. Negus Ras Tafari and his wife
Woizero Menen prayed in unison with richly
costumed priests and deacons, who danced,
chanted and beat drums and prayer sticks in time
with the music of harps, lyres, tambourines,
cymbals and the one-stringed masanko.
1913
12
12
Menelik II's ascension and is succeeded by his grandson, Lij Iyasu, who's reign was cut short when Lij
Iyasu adopted Islam as his personal religion with intentions to make Islam the national religion of
Ethiopia.  This was met with severe opposition and mutual consensus from the long-standing nobles and
royal advisors on replacing Lij Iyasu with well-respected and qualified, Tafari Makonnen.
1916
09
27
Tafari Makonnen is made Regent, given title of
"Ras", and ascended to Heir to the Solomonic
Throne.  Ras Tafari was advisor to Empress
Zewditu and embarked on a program to modernize
Ethiopia by building schools, hospitals, and
modernizing the army; while establishing
relationships with other countries.

The 101st Anniversary (09/27/2017)

On the 27th September 1916 (17th Mäskäräm
1909) Archbishop Abuna Mattewos, Etchäge Waldä
Giyorgis with the priests and the nobles with the
army appointed Dejazmatch Tafari Makonnen; Ras
Crown Prince and Regent Plenipotentiary of the
Imperial Ethiopian Empire.

Source: The Church of Haile Selassie Inc.

Ourselves, by virtue of Our descent from the Queen of
Sheba and King Solomon, ever since We accepted in
trust, in 1909 (1916), first the regency of the
Ethiopian realm and later the Imperial dignity, right
up to the present, We have set out to the best of Our
ability to improve, gradually, internal administration
by introducing into the country western modes of
civilization through which Our people may attain a
higher level; hence Our conscience does not rebuke
Us. The Autobiography of Emperor Haile Sellassie I
(volume 1)
1916
10
27
The 101st Anniversary of the Battle of Segale 1916.
One battle to the Throne.
 
1923
   
Ethiopia, represented by Regent Ras Tafari, becomes a member of the League of Nations (An international
organization formed in 1920 to promote peace and co-operation between countries).
1924
   
Ras Tafari Makonnen visits Rome, Paris, and London
1924
    Your Highness’ presence amongst us is apt to
strengthen and to renew those memories of 1600
years.Two Greeks, the sons of Meropius the
merchant, Frumentius and Aedesius, were taken
prisoner at the Ethiopian seaboard and thus
entered the country. They founded the Church of
Ethiopia by teaching the country’s inhabitants and
by becoming apostles of the faith.Your Highness,
the affection which binds the two countries
together began at that time. In the year 325
Athanasius, the great bishop of Christian Greece,
bestowed at Alexandria the name of founder of the
Church of Ethiopia upon Frumentius and did so
with great glory. And he also anointed him bishop
of the Ethiopian Church. We are aware that Ethiopia’
s success in guarding her independence at all times
arises from the mountains which have been given
to her by nature and which separate her from all
the other African countries. It is proper to say that
Ethiopia has been the bastion of Christianity for
more than a millennium among the savages and
pagans in the arid desert. Homer said of the
Ethiopians that they excelled above others.
Diodorus speaks of their virtue. He admires their
fight for their freedom.

At the time of Alexander the Great and his heirs
Greek culture had entered Ethiopia and had opened
a new road of civilization. It left written monuments
(a map) which demonstrate its progress. The
Ptolemies and the Byzantine kings desired the
Ethiopian people to establish a basis and to extend
their rule up to the Red Sea. When Byzantium
fought with the Persians, it threw into the battle the
might of the Ethiopians. Your Highness' country
was a crossroads and meeting point of the civilized
nations in the Mediterranean and Indian areas.
Since the Greeks were at that time held in great
honour in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian kings are said to
have known the Greek language.... Monsieur
Dimetri Papapouleas

**The Regent of Ethiopia RasTeferi in Greece
1924**

Source: Haile Iyesus FB Post ~ 10-11-2017 ~
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?
fbid=10155111946582613&set=a327041832612.
152755.55879261 &type=3&theater&ifg=1
1927
    Opens Postal Head Office - 1927 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter XII)
1928
09
07
(27 Meskarem 1921) - Regent Ras Tafari Makonnen ascends to the office of King and assumes the title
Negus and crowned Negus Ras Tafari.

***This day in Ethiopian history, October 7, 1928: The crowning of Ras Teferi Makonnen as Negus Teferi
Makonnen***

It would be the 1st time in Ethiopia's history that a King ruled alongside a ruling Monarch; who in this case
was Empress Zaditu, daughter of Emperor Menelik II. Due to Ras Teferi's knowledge of foreign affairs, and
understanding of the changing times, certain of the nobles and military decided that it would be in
Ethiopia's best interest to have H.R.H. Ras Teferi rule alongside Her Imperial Majesty.


Blessed Sabbath in the name of H.I.M. Qedamawi Haile Selassie and Empress Itege Menen !

Blessed 89th Anniversary of the Crowning of H.H. Crown Prince Regent , known at that time as Ras Tafari
Makonnen and Princess Woizero Menen . 7th Oct 1928.

Taken from the Autobiography of Emperor Haile Selassie I.

CHAPTER 24
About Our receiving the dignity of kingship without ceasing to be Heir Apparent.

....Subsequently, the ministers and nobles living at Addis Ababa as well as the army commanders and all
men holding office reached agreement unanimously and declared: ‘Worthless common people rise up from
time to time against our Crown Prince and create upheaval; perhaps on some future occasion, when similar
disturbances arise, we may fail to prevent internal bloodshed; it is, therefore, necessary to think of means
of restraining such com­motion. For this purpose it is best to act as follows: Empress Zawditu should have
solely the honour of the Crown and the Throne—as was established when first she succeeded to the reign,
leaving the task of government entirely to the Crown Prince, while the latter should carry out on his sole
authority the whole business of government (as was defined and initiated on 17th Maskaram 1909 = 27th
September 1916), without consulting the Empress and without obtaining her permission. In order that his
authority should possess force and be respected, it would be best for us to arrange that he should attain
the dignity of Kingship.' Once they had decided this, they assembled in the wide square within the palace
precincts and approached Empress Zawditu in writing: ‘May it please you to have H.H. Crown Prince Tafari
pro­claimed King and have him carry out, on his sole authority, any government business without having
to consult anyone.'

Empress Zawditu summoned her special counsellors, and when they proffered her advice it seemed to
them an extremely difficult matter. In truth, I myself felt it to be very difficult. For, once proclaimed King of
some large part of Ethiopia, I could not go there or else the Empress would need another Regent. As King I
could scarcely reside at Addis Ababa, for it was not customary for two Kings to reside in one city. She
therefore sent word to them to be given time in which to ponder the matter.

This proposal by the people was awkward not only for Empress Zawditu but even for myself. I therefore
summoned three men from the assembled nobles and despatched them to the people with this message: ‘It
would be good if the idea which you have had that the work of government be accomplished by one man's
sole and undivided design could be carried out, but it would be as well if the proposal as regards the
Kingship were not raised. Arrange for this matter to be dropped, for it might appear that I had incited you
in the desire to become King; it is God alone who knows that I am not involved in this affair but people do
not know.' They sent word back to Us: ‘We cannot go back on it, for the reason we have acted was that we
were mindful of the honour of our realm and the benefit and peace of the people—without favouring
anyone.' We therefore kept quiet.

Later on, when they saw the reply which had reached them from Empress Zawditu asking for time to
ponder the matter, they presented to her a further written submission which all of them signed and sealed:
The fact that Empress Zawditu was asking for time to think about it was simply to obtain time in order to
issue a refusal after consultation with her friends who follow her own way of thinking and who do not like
modern conditions; or to bring about, on these grounds, a situation in which revolution and civil war
would be created. 'However that may be’, their submission ran, ‘we are determined to do what is
necessary, being assembled here and not intending to disperse unless you give us the reply today.'
Moreover, the people of the city did not know the true reason why the ministers, nobles, and army
commanders had assembled in the palace grounds, and it needed very little for them to start a revolution.
Empress Zawditu caused the declaration which had been presented to her with signatures and seals, to be
read; and, when she had understood it, she thought it would be preferable to accept their counsel in order
to avoid bloodshed. She then directed that the following written announcement be read out to them: 'It is
my wish that the Crown Prince be crowned as King on a date determined by you on the basis of the advice
tendered by you.' Consequently security and calm returned. Thereupon they pushed each other forward
penetrating as far as the internal court­yard and clapped hands with joy. Then they conveyed their thanks
saying: ‘Long live H.M. the Empress! May Ethiopia live for ever.' They then went back to their homes.
The next morning they assembled once more and claimed that it would be better for this affair of the
Kingship to be accomplished within three days, lest second thoughts should ruin this matter if further
delay were to occur. We convinced them, however, of the impossibility of a thing like Kingship being
carried out within two or three days and, furthermore, of the need to inform each of the governments of
our neighbours, so that their representatives might come and take part in our joy. It was, therefore,
decided that the coronation should take place one month hence, on 27th Maskaram 1921 (= 7th October
1928).

As there was rejoicing about Empress Zawditu’s approval that We were to be proclaimed King, and since
the British, French, and Italians, who possess colonies in our neighbourhood, were delighted, the British
Government despatched to Addis Ababa the Governor of Berbera, Mr. Kittermaster, the French Govern­
ment sent the Governor of Jibuti, M. Chapon Baissac, and the Italian Government the Governor of Eritrea,
Signor Corrado Zoli.

When everything that was required for this festival of Kingship had been prepared, the whole great
ceremony which is enacted for crowning a King of the Ethiopian Empire took place on 27th Maskaram
1921 (= 7th October 1928); We received the crown from the hands of Empress Zawditu, and the festive day
passed off with dignity .

Psalms for the Sabbath :

2, 20 , 48, 92, 110, 116, 149.

Act ch 2 .

Rastafari peace and luv . More blessings and guidance through the Sabbath . Trod with luv and
righteousness .

Source:  Nyahbinghi Rastafari ~ FB Post 10-07-2017
1928
 
 
Ethiopian Royalty ~ 1928
         
     
Her Royal Highness Zewditu
Queen of the Kings of Abyssinia
Empress of Ethiopia
Negus RasTafari and Empress Zewditu
1930
04
02
Passing of Negus Ras Tafari's cousin Her
Imperial Majesty Empress Zewditu.  Negus Ras
Tafari Makonnen proclaimed Emperor
Source of references:
Joanness Fey FB Post ~
09-21-2017
1930
04
03
Source: Joanness Fey FB Post ~ 09-21-2017
         
1930
04
12
Proclamation 12th April 1930 part I
Source: Joanness Feb FB Post ~ 09-21-2017

(note: amharic translation to english ~ TBD)
Proclamation 12th April 1930 part 2
Source: Joanness Feb FB Post ~ 09-21-2017

(note: amharic translation to english ~ TBD)
         
1930
11
02
1930 - November 2 (23 Tekent 1922) -
Transfiguration Day.
(video) On this day after court
mourning for Empress Zewditu ended, proclaimed
heir to the throne Negus Ras Tafari Makonnen
ascends the royal throne of King David and King
Solomon and is elevated as "His Imperial Majesty
Emperor Haile Selassie I, Conquering Lion of the
Tribe of Judah, Elect of God, King of kings of
Ethiopia" assuming the title Negus Negast (King of
kings), office of Emperor and vested with the 7
ornaments of the Coronation:
Gold Sword,
Diamond Encrusted Ring, 2 Traditional Lances,
Imperial Scepter, Gold Globe (Orb), Imperial
Crown
. Elevated and ascends the throne of David,
annointed and crowned His Imperial Majesty
Emperor Haile Selassie I (Qedamawi Haile Selassie
I)(Might of the Trinity) followed by the crowning of
Empress
Menen Asfaw (Itegue Menen Asfaw)
ascending
with the title of Negesti Negast (Queen of
queens).  
Documented in The Biography of Empress
Menen Asfaw

Empress Menen is the only Empress to have been
crowned on the same day, during the same
ceremony, with the Emperor.  An all-night service
was held in the St. George cathedral (above) on the
eve of the coronation. Negus Ras Tafari and his wife
Woizero Menen prayed in unison with richly
costumed priests and deacons, who danced,
chanted and beat drums and prayer sticks in time
with the music of harps, lyres, tambourines,
cymbals and the one-stringed masanko.
1930
11
02
THE CORONATION OF HIM QEDAMAWI HAILE SELASSIE AND EMPRESS ITEGE MENEN . 2nd Nov 1930
Addis Ababa , Ethiopia !
Addison E. Southard, United States Minister to Ethiopia
National Geographic, June 1931

“As Sunday, November 2, dawned clear, all in Addis Ababa began to prepare for the impressive event of the
morning. The Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah and his Empress have just completed a night of prayer
and devotion at the most high altar within. Through the early morning the chanting of praises continued,
accompanied by the dancing of the priests with their great pulsating drums, the whole suggestive of the
Ancient Jewish rites which were in use at the time of King David danced before the Ark of the Covenant.“
Proceeded by waving incense burners, His Imperial Majesty, attired in white silk communion robes,
entered the ceremonial hall with an escort of aides and clergy, and took his place upon the Throne. The
thrilling but solemn silence gently breaks to the throaty voice of his holiness the Abuna Kyrillos:

“Ye princes and ministers, ye nobles and chiefs of the army, ye soldiers and people of Ethiopia, and ye
doctors and chiefs of the clergy, ye professors and priests, look ye upon our Emperor Haile Selassie the
First, descended from the dynasty of Menelik the First, who was born of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba,
a dynasty perpetuated without interruption from the time of King Sehale to our times.”

“Forty nine bishops and priests of this ancient Christian country, in groups of seven, have held place for
seven days and nights in the seven corners of the National Cathedral to chant without ceasing nine Psalms
of David. They are now joined by hundreds more. The established Coptic Church is revered and all-
powerful in Ethiopia. This is a day when it may and does show its impressive might and splendor.“

The Emperor, whose name is Anglicized as Power of the Holy Trinity, before the questioning of the Abuna
gives his sacred pledge to uphold the Orthodox religion of the Church, to support and administer the laws
of the country for the betterment of the people, to maintain the integrity of Ethiopia, and to found schools
for developing the Spiritual and Material welfare of her subjects.

“Chanting and prayers to the God of Gods rise from a multitude of priestly throats and reverberate from the
lofty ceiling of the Cathedral. One by one with the solemn rites and blessings of the high Ethiopian clergy,
He received the Gold-Embroidered Scarlet Robes, the Jeweled Sword, Imperial Gold Scepter, the Orb, the
Diamond Encrusted Ring, and two Gold Filigree Lances in token of His position and responsibility.
Following ancient customs, as when Samuel anointed David, and Zadok and Nathan anointed Solomon, so
the Abuna anointed His Majesty’s head with oil. Seven differently scented ointments of ancient prescription
are received on the Imperial head, brow, and shoulders. He then concluded with the words:

“That God make this Crown a Crown of Glory. That, by the Grace and the blessing which we have given, you
may have an Unshaken Faith and a Pure Heart, in order that you may inherit the Crown Eternal. So be it.”

The centuries seemed to have slipped suddenly backwards into Biblical ritual.

“The assembly applauded their greeting, and the visiting naval band played the National Anthem, while
outside cannons roared a salute of 101 guns, and cheer after cheer came from thousands of subjects
massed in the vicinity of the Cathedral.”

THIS IS ANOTHER VERSION OF THE CORONATION !

The preparations for the coronation ceremony of Emperor Haile Sellassie I and Empress Menen Asfaw
were quite elaborate. According to the National Geographic Magazine of June 1931, several streets in the
capital were asphalted for the occasion, electric lights were installed, and eucalyptus fences were
constructed to hide round “tukul” huts. Arches were erected along the route that the Emperor and Empress
were to take, and flags and bunting were strung up for the celebration.

The police and Imperial Bodyguard were transformed with new khaki uniforms. A triangular coronation
monument was erected to commemorate Emperor Haile Sellassie I, whose name translated means Power
of the Trinity. The upcoming grand coronation would have provided an opportunity for many relatives of
both Menen and Tafari to journey to Addis Ababa. This would have been a busy time for the imminent
Empress, as she ensured that her visitors were comfortably accommodated. There were several
photographs of the immediate and extended family taken at this time by Armenian court photographers,
Haigaz and Tony Boyadjians.

To provide seating for 700 guests, a large auditorium was constructed on the western side of St. George’s
Church. Inside, two thrones were placed one third of the way into the hall and some distance apart. His
Majesty’s throne was decorated in red and gold, while Her Majesty’s was decorated in blue and gold. For
seven days and nights prior to the coronation ceremony, forty-nine bishops and priests in groups of seven
chanted the nine Psalms of David at seven stations around St. George‘s Church.

On Tikimt 22, 1923 (November 1, 1930), the day before his coronation, Ras Tafari, in a lengthy speech,
paid tribute to the deceased Emperor Menelik II. In the circle in front of St. George’s Church, the visiting
Duke of Gloucester of Britain unveiled a gilded statue of Emperor Menelik II riding a horse. On that same
day, at midnight, the future Emperor, Empress, family members and nobles attended a church service at St.
George‘s for devotional prayer. On the following morning, Tikimt 23, 1923 (November 2, 1930), at 7:00 AM
the foreign guests arrived, many accompanied by Ethiopian nobility, and were seated in the church.

Coronation of Emperor Haile Sellassie I !
At 7:30 AM on Tikimt 23, 1923 (November 2, 1930), Their Majesties, dressed in white silken communion
robes, emerged from the church behind the incense bearers. Once the Emperor was seated on his throne in
the temporary auditorium, the silence was broken by His Holiness Abuna Kyrilos, who proclaimed, “Ye
princes and ministers, ye nobles and chiefs of the army, ye soldiers and people of Ethiopia, and ye doctors
and chiefs of the clergy, ye professors and priests, look ye upon our Emperor Haile Sellassie the First,
descended from the dynasty of Menelik the First, who was born of Solomon and of the Queen of Sheba, a
dynasty perpetuated without interruption from that time to King Sehale Sellassie and to our times.”

The Emperor then gave his sacred vow to uphold the Orthodox religion, to uphold and administer the laws
of the land for the betterment of the Ethiopian people, to maintain the integrity of Ethiopia, and to found
schools for developing the spiritual and material welfare of his subjects. In a ceremony lasting five hours,
Emperor Haile Sellassie I was covered in gold-embroidered scarlet vestments, and was then presented
with a gold sword studded with precious stones and an imperial scepter made of gold and ivory. In
addition, a golden globe of the world, a diamond-encrusted ring, and two traditional lances filigreed in gold
were bestowed upon His Majesty. With each of these presentations, an anointment of sacred oil was made
to the imperial head, brow, and shoulders. The magnificent crown, made of gold and encrusted with
diamonds and emeralds, was then placed upon his head and Abuna Kyrilos proclaimed, “That God may
make this crown a crown of sanctity and glory. That by the grace and the blessing, which we have given
you, may you have an unshaken faith and a pure heart, in order that you may inherit the crown eternal. So
be it.”

The new Emperor’s fourteen-year-old son Asfa Wossen then bowed down before his father, pledging his
support, as he became the Crown Prince. The Emperor’s second son, six-year-old Prince Mekonnen then
paid his respects to his father. The national anthem was played while 101 cannons roared and thousands
of loyal subjects surrounding the church cheered in admiration.

Coronation of Empress Menen !
After the ceremony for the Emperor, the Empress entered with her attendants to take her throne. Perhaps
her attendants were her daughters, seventeen-year-old Tenagne Work and thirteen-year-old Zenebework.
The following reading from thePsalms of David (Psalms 45:9-11) was made as a prayer.“Kings’ daughters
were among thy honorable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir. Hearken, O
daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father’s house; so shall
the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.”

The Empress was presented with a ring encrusted with diamonds, and then the red and gold coronation
robes were placed upon her. The new Emperor received the Empress’s crown from the Archbishop and
spoke the following words about his Empress, “As I, with the will of God, have received this crown from
your Holiness, I request the Empress to receive this crown and partake in the honor with me. Therefore, I
request your Holiness to put the crown on Empress Menen.”

Abuna Kyrilos took the crown from the Emperor and placed it on the Empress’s head as he made a prayer
that the crown be one of knowledge and wisdom, sympathy and goodness. In accordance with this prayer,
Empress Menen used her crown to serve the people and to help the poor. After receiving her crown, the
Empress went to bow before the Emperor and returned to sit on her throne. Again the anthem was played,
the cannons roared and the multitude of women outside the church ululated in appreciation for Empress
Menen.

The newly crowned Emperor and Empress then took a grand tour around the inside of St. George’s Church,
escorted by bishops and priests, their children, high dignitaries, assistants and others all carrying palm
branches and chanting, “Blessed be the King of Israel.” After this, Their Majesties removed their crowns
and royal vestments to attend mass inside St. George’s Church in their traditional white silken clothing.
Later they donned their regal robes and crowns once more in order to present themselves to the waiting
multitude outside before entering a coach drawn by six bay horses, which conveyed them to the Imperial
Palace for a state dinner.

On that day, silver medallions bearing the likeness of the new Emperor and Empress were presented to
their honorary guests. In attendance were the Duke of Gloucester as envoy of the King of England, the
Prince of Udine representing Italy, Marshal Franchet d’Esperey of France, and emissaries from Belgium,
Egypt, Germany, Greece, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Turkey and the United States. European
nobles and ministers present on the occasion expressed their appreciation for the loveliness of Empress
Menen. It is interesting to note that the thirty-nine-year-old Empress was more than five months pregnant
with her last son when the lengthy coronation events took place.

Source: Nyahbinghi Rastafari ~ FB Post 11-01-2017 ~ https://www.facebook.com/
john.frank.92/posts/1746334065399516
1930
11
02
In Ethiopia, the ceremony of inaugurating a new ruler was purely religious and liturgical. It opens with the
reading of Psalm 122. The Patriarch then, in the presence of leading ecclesiastics, places the crown upon
the monarch, seated on a throne, and says: "May God grant that this crown be a halo of holiness and glory.
May you by your prayers, preserve your faith unshaken and unconquerable! May you be pure in heart even
as this gold is pure." To this blessing the emperor replies, "Amen." The Abuna presents the monarch as
"(So and so) descended from the Dynasty of Menelik I, the first born son of Solomon and the Queen of
Sheba, a dynasty which has been perpetuated without interruption until our day." With his hand on the
Bible, the ruler takes an oath, "to maintain the Orthodox religion, the laws of the Empire, the integrity of
the territories of the country, and to support the founding of religious (and secular) schools and
institutions."

The Emperor would then be given a sword known as the "Sword of Solomon," with the exhortation: By this
sword execute true justice, protect the church, the widows, and the orphans, restore that which needs to
be restored, chastise the wicked, render honor to the righteous; and with it serve our Savior Jesus Christ."
After the chanting of Psalm 110, the emperor is thus given the royal scepter and orb. Following a ring is
then placed on the emperor's right hand, saying, "Accept this as a symbol of your Imperial glory." The
actual anointing of the sovereign with holy chrism takes place after the chief priest of the convent of Debre
Libanos says a long prayer. The ceremony is concluded by the Abuna with the blessing "May it be the will
of God that this be a crown of sanctity and glory." May you by our prayers, preserve your faith unshakable
and your heart pure, and inherit the crown of eternal life. Amen.

During the ceremony the two persons closest to the emperor- the empress and the crown prince- are
presented and blessed. Following the crowning of the emperor, the empress is given a ring by a bishop,
who says: “Let your faith shine even as these jewels.” Then the emperor, taking her crown from the
Archbishop, says: “As I have been made to receive from your hands the Crown of the Empire which our God
has given unto me, so it is my firm desire that my empress shall in my glory receive from me this crown
which I ask your holiness to [place upon her.” The Archbishop then places the crown upon the empress. At
the end of the ceremony, the crown prince, if present, profess his allegiance to his father. The emperor
presents his right hand, saying: “May the Most High make you a worthy successor to my force, my power,
my throne, and my crown.” The crown prince replies, “Amen,” and kisses the right hand of his father.

Source: Tsega Tekle Haimanot ~ FB Post 10-30-2017
1930
11
01
Unveiling Menelik's Statue - Nov. 01, 1930 (HIM ~
Selected Speeches ~ Chapter IV)

*******
A Tribute To The Famous Monarch, Menelik II

The equestrian statue was unveiled by Haile
Selassie the day before his coronation, in the
presence of high Ethiopian officials and the foreign
diplomatic groups. The coronation took place in a
temporary building adjacent to St. George Cathedral.

Source: Tsega Tekle Haimanot ~ FB Post 11-02-2017
*******
1930
11
 
In Commemoration of Ethiopia's recent
Coronation

The monument to the enthronement of Emperor
Haile Selassie and Empress Menen stands on a
newly built-up triangle in the center of the capital.  
The symbol suggests the name of the ruler, which
means Power of the Trinity
1931
07
16
Decree - Granting Constitution - Jul. 16, 1931 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter VI -1)
1931
07
16
Upon The Signing Of The Ethiopian Constitution - Jul. 16, 1931 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter VI -2)
1931
07
31
Promulagated the first Ethiopian Constitution to Our Ethiopian people.  The Constitution brought Ethiopia
a better educational system and technical advantages.
1932
11
02
Opening Ethiopian Parliment - Nov. 02, 1930 (HIM ~ Selected_Speeches ~ Chapter_VI)
1934
07
11
Speech To Ethiopian Parliament On Italy's Aggression - July 11, 1934 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~
Chapter
1934
12
05
Mussolini (Italy) invades Ethiopia.
1935
 
 
Emperor Haile Selassie I Portrait
1935
05
02
Imperial Family departs Ethiopia for Djibouti for safety from barbaric Italian invaders.
1935
10
03
Following the 5 December 1934 Italian invasion of Ethiopia at Walwal, Ogeden Province, Haile Selassie I
joined his northern armies and set up headquarters at Desse in Wollo province.  He issued his mobilization
order on 3 October 1935:  If you withhold from your country Ethiopia the death from cough or head-cold of
which you would otherwise die, refusing to resist (in your district, in your patrimony, and in your home)
our enemy who is coming from a distant country to attack us, and if you persist in not shedding your blood,
you will be rebuked for it by your Creator and will be cursed by your offspring. Hence, without cooling your
heart of accustomed valour, there emerges your decision to fight fiercely, mindful of your history that will
last far into the future… If on your march you touch any property inside houses or cattle and crops outside,
not even grass, straw, and dung excluded, it is like killing your brother who is dying with you… You,
countryman, living at the various access routes, set up a market for the army at the places where it is
camping and on the day your district-governor will indicate to you, lest the soldiers campaigning for
Ethiopia's liberty should experience difficulty. You will not be charged excise duty, until the end of the
campaign, for anything you are marketing at the military camps: I have granted you remission… After you
have been ordered to go to war, but are then idly missing from the campaign, and when you are seized by
the local chief or by an accuser, you will have punishment inflicted upon your inherited land, your
property, and your body; to the accuser I shall grant a third of your property…
1935
10
07
October 7 1935 Emperor Haile Selassie with his son
Makonnen, Duke Of Harar, during the Masqal
Celebration, which celebrates the end of rainy
season.

Source:  Pavel Zilcov‎ ~ FB Post 10-09-2017
1935
10
19
On 19 October 1935, Haile Selassie gave more precise orders for his army to his Commander-in-Chief, Ras
Kassa:
1. When you set up tents, it is to be in caves and by trees and in a wood, if the place happens to be
adjoining to these―and separated in the various platoons. Tents are to be set up at a distance of 30 cubits
from each other.
2. When an aeroplane is sighted, one should leave large open roads and wide meadows and march in
valleys and trenches and by zigzag routes, along places which have trees and woods.
3. When an aeroplane comes to drop bombs, it will not suit it to do so unless it comes down to about 100
metres; hence when it flies low for such action, one should fire a volley with a good and very long gun and
then quickly disperse. When three or four bullets have hit it, the aeroplane is bound to fall down. But let
only those fire who have been ordered to shoot with a weapon that has been selected for such firing, for if
everyone shoots who possesses a gun, there is no advantage in this except to waste bullets and to disclose
the men's whereabouts.

4. Lest the aeroplane, when rising again, should detect the whereabouts of those who are dispersed, it is
well to remain cautiously scattered as long as it is still fairly close. In time of war it suits the enemy to aim
his guns at adorned shields, ornaments, silver and gold cloaks, silk shirts and all similar things. Whether
one possesses a jacket or not, it is best to wear a narrow-sleeved shirt with faded colours. When we return,
with God's help, you can wear your gold and silver decorations then. Now it is time to go and fight. We offer
you all these words of advice in the hope that no great harm should befall you through lack of caution. At
the same time, We are glad to assure you that in time of war We are ready to shed Our blood in your midst
for the sake of Ethiopia's freedom…"
Compared to the Ethiopians, the Italians had an advanced, modern military which included a large air
force. The Italians would also come to employ chemical weapons extensively throughout the conflict, even
targeting Red Cross field hospitals in violation of the Geneva Conventions.
1936
 
 
Emperor Haile Selassie I at the League of Nations (picture)
1936
 
 
Appeal to The League of Nations.  Emperor Haile Selassie I addresses the League of Nations regarding the
unlawful invasion of Ethiopia by Italy.
1936
 
 
His Imperial Majesty goes into exile and buys Fairfield House near Bath, England while waiting for the
League of Nations to act.  
1936
    Italians capture Addis Ababa, king of Italy made emperor of Ethiopia; Ethiopia combined with Eritrea and
Italian Somaliland to become Italian East Africa.
1936
 
 
His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I meets with Mr. Johnson, a Bath citizen, in Victoria Park, in Bath
England. (1)
1937
08
25
On August 25th 1937 the Ethiopian World
Federation Inc was formally established. Built on
the efforts of People of African descent in America
who provided Aid to Ethiopia during the
Ethio-Italian war! A delegation was sent from
Harlem 1936 including prominent figures who were
All leaders of the Black Organization known as Aid
For Ethiopia. William Lloyd Imes, Philip M Savory
and Cyril M Philip went to England to speak
specifically with H.I.M Haile Selassie I 1st
concerning financial matters. It was then that the
Emperor appointed his personal physician Dr.
Malaku E. Bayen as special emissary. He would
work with Aid for Ethiopia wherein the name would
be changed to Ethiopian World Federation,
Incorporated after a year. Hereafter being a Non
profit membership organization in the States of
New York; with its first branch outside of America
being in Kingston, Jamaica in 1940's with various
Chapters in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The main purpose was set out in the following
preamble:

We the Black People of the World, in order to effect
Unity, Solidarity, Liberty, Freedom and
self-determination, to secure Justice and maintain
the Integrity of Ethiopia, which is our divine
heritage, do hereby establish and ordain this
constitution for The Ethiopian World Federation,
Incorporated.

As a direct result of the support Ethiopia received
from black people in the West, mainly at that time
African-Americans and Jamaicans, during the Italian
invasion of 1935-1941, the Emperor in 1948
granted 500 acres of his private land in
Shashamane to the EWF for Ethiopian people in the
Diaspora who desired to return to the motherland.
About 22 families moved to Shashamane during
that time, most of them Jamaican Rastafarians,
most of the land was appropriated by the Derg
military government in 1975, though a small
number of Rastafarians remain to today.

In 1983 the Jamaican branch of the EWF became a
political party, the Imperial Ethiopian World
Federation, representing the Rastafarian
community there.

Are You A Member?
1938
09
19
Death of Blatengeta Heruye In The United Kingdom - Sep. 09, 1938 (HIM ~ Selected_Speeches ~
Chapter_XVII
)
1938
 
 
Speech At The League Of Nations In 1938
1940
01
22
With League of Nations failing to act, Emperor Haile Selassie I returns to Ethiopian soil issuing the 'The
Golden Declaration' leading Ethiopians and allied forces against the Italian occupation.
1940
01
22
Stepping Back On Ethiopian Soil After 5 Years Of Exile - Jan. 22, 1940
1940
01
22
"The Golden Declaration" - Liberation - Jan. 22, 1940
1940
07
 
The Mercy Proclamation - July 1940
1941
    British and Commonwealth troops, led by Emperor Haile Selassie I and greatly aided by the Ethiopian
Patriots and resistance ­ the
arbegnoch ­ defeat the Italians, and restore Emperor Haile Selassie I to his
throne.
1941
05
05
Haile Selassie I's triumphant return to Addis Ababa and sits on the throne re-establishing Solomonic
Dynasty and God's covenant with David.
1941
05
05
Triumphant Entry - Victory Day - May 05, 1941
1944
09
23
From the Chicago Defender ~ Haile Selassie World's Most Respect Prophet
1945
05
05
"V.E. Day" Declaration - May 1945
1945
08
15
Allied Victory - Aug. 15, 1945
1945
    Haile Selassie I established Ethiopian Airlines and introduced a 25-year plan to increase food production.
1946
 
 
Emperor Haile Selassie I Family at Palace (picture)
1946
11
22
Concerning The Currency Law - Nov. 22, 1946
1948
02
23
War Settlement And Italy's Return - Feb. 23, 1948
1948
03
30
Opens Ethiopian National Library And Night School - Mar. 30, 1948
1948
04
05
Interview With Editor, "Voice Of Ethiopia" - Apr. 05, 1948
1948
11
02
Hope For Education - Nov. 02, 1948
1948
11
15
Security - Nov. 15, 1948
1949
09
20
United Nations And War Settlement - Sep. 20, 1949
1949
11
02
Encouraging Agriculture - Nov. 02, 1949
1949
11
07
Laying Foundation Stone Of Haile Selassie I University - Nov. 07, 1949
1950
04
27
Tafari Makonnen School - Silver Jubilee - Apr. 27, 1950
1950
05
25
Imperial Guard Cadet Training School - May 25, 1950
1950
09
02
Ethiopian Students Abroad - North America - Sep. 02, 1950
1951
 
 
Emperor Haile Selassie I builds the new Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, house the Ark of the Covenant
1951
01
08
Ethiopian Students Abroad - United Kingdom - Jan. 08, 1951
1951
02
27
Opens Univesity College Of Addis Ababa - Feb. 27, 1951
1951
04
14
Kagnew Battalion and Collective Security - Apr. 14, 1951
1951
09
07
Reconciliation With Italy - Sep. 07, 1951
1951
11
03
Why Education - Nov. 03, 1951
1951
11
03
Public Health - Nov. 03, 1951
1951
11
17
Opens Agricultural Show - Nov. 17, 1951
1952
 
 
Eritrea federated with Ethiopia by U.N.
1952
05
02
Officers Called To Dedication To Duty - May 02, 1952
1953
11
02
United Nations And Collective Security - Nov. 02, 1953
1954
 
 
Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie the 1st., Princess Seble Desta, and Prince Sahle Salessie, visit with
United Stated President Dwight D. Eisenhower, his wife, Mamie Eisenhower, at the White House.
1954
03
20
Opens Wonji Sugar Estate - Mar. 20, 1954
1954
03
26
Convening The Codification Commission - Mar. 26, 1954
1954
05
26
Address To U.S. Congress - May 26, 1954
1954
05
28
President Mordecai W. Johnson escorts His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, to a
special convocation during which the Emperor receives the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. (University
Archives,
Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University) (picture)
1954
05
30
Emperor Haile Selassie I visits the Abyssianian Baptist Church built in 1898 by American citizens of African
descent and awards Pastor and presents an Ethiopian Orthodox Church Cross to US Congressman Adam
Clayton Powell, Jr.
1954
06
01
United Nations And The League Of Nations - Jun. 01, 1954
1954
06
02
Emperor Haile Selassie I awards Mayor Robert Wagner of NY the Grand Cordon of the Order of Menelik, the
highest civilian decoration awarded by Ethiopia.
1954
06
08
H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie's message spoken at the South Park Baptist Church on June 8, 1954.
1954
09
11
Emperor Haile Selassie I meets with Prof. Dr. Wendt at Friederich Wilhelm University in Bonn Germany (1)
1954
 
 
H.I.M. met a policemen (Bruno) at the harbor in Hamburg Germany as told by Wilfried S. (1)
1954
10
10
Emperor Haile Selassie I and Queen Elizabeth during state visit to Britain.    (video)  (picture)
1954
10
22
Emperor Haile Selassie I and Winston Churchill at 10 Downing St. in Britain. (picture)
1954
    The Grand Knights Garter Order of Great Britain which H.I.M. Haile Selassie I has been a member of since
1954
(THE HIGHEST ORDER OF MASONRY)
Source: D . A .B Ras I Ology RASTA ~ FB post: 19 September at 14:57
         
1954
 
 
H.I.M. meets with Susanne S., Kindergarten Schweizer Spende, Vienna, Austria  (1)
1955
 
 
Emperor Haile Selassie I Family (picture)
1955
11
02
25th Anniversary of the Coronation and ascension of Negus Ras Tafari to His Imperial Majesty Emperor
Haile Selassie I (video)
1955
11
03
Promulgating The Revised Constitution - Nov. 03, 1955
1955
11
04
(24 Teqemt 1948) - Revised Constitution Promulgated BY His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I on
the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of His Coronation.
1955
 
 
H.I.M. meets with Dr. Lydia T., in Erlangen, Germany. (1)
1956
11
17-
18
State Visit to Japan (picture)
1956
 
 
H.I.M. meets with Professor Ajai M., at Indian Agricultural Research Institute,
India. (1)
1956
 
 
1959 - H.I.M. meets with K.P.S. Menon, Indian Ambassador to the USSR, in
Moscow. (1)
1956
12
10
Domestic Report On International Relations - Dec. 10, 1956
1957
04
26
Opens Debre Berhan Teacher Training Centre - Apr. 26, 1957
1957
05
18
Death Of Duke Of Harar - Prince Makonnen - May 18, 1957
1957
05
25
Ending Of Mourning - Prince Makonnen - May 25, 1957
1957
10
17
Nurses' Training - Oct. 17, 1957
1957
10
26
Dedjazmatch Balcha Hospital - Oct. 26, 1957
1958
01
16
Agricultural College - Graduation - Jan. 16, 1958
1958
02
15
Honoring Fallen Officers - Feb. 15, 1958
1958
04
07
10th Anniversary of World Health Organization (WHO) - Apr. 07, 1958
1958
04
15
Beginnings Of African Unity To The ACCRA Conference - Apr. 15, 1958
1958
05
10
Cornerstone Of The Assab Port - May 10, 1958
1958
05
31
Laying Foundation Stone Of Koka Dam - May 31, 1958
1958
07
17
Engineering College - Graduation - Jul. 17, 1958
1958
07
19
Forestry - Arbour Day - Jul. 19, 1958
1958
07
23
School Of Fine Arts - Jul. 23, 1958
1958
10
06
Opens Haile Selassie I Military Academy - Oct. 06, 1958
1958
11
02
Personal Diplomacy - Nov. 02, 1958
1958
11
02
Three Principles - Nov. 02, 1958
1958
11
02
Irrigation - Nov. 02, 1958
1958
12
29
Inauguration Of Economic Commission For Africa - Dec. 29, 1958
1959
01
22
Imperial Navel College - 1st Graduation - Jan. 22, 1959
1959
05
18
Public Health - Graduation, Gondar - May 18, 1959
1959
05
18
Presenting Colours - May 18, 1959
1959
06
06
Address To Boy Scout Movement - Jun. 06, 1959
1959
07
15
Accepting Degree From Charles University, Czechoslovakia - Jul. 15, 1959
1959
07
16
Reply To Czechoslovak President - Jul. 16, 1959
1959
07
17
University College Of Addis Ababa - 6th Graduation - Jul. 17, 1959
1959
08
29
Address To The Nation On His Tour - Aug. 29, 1959
1959
09
09
Interviewed By Yugoslav Press - Sep. 09, 1959
1959
11
03
Aiding The Farmer - Nov. 03, 1959
1959
11
03
Foreign Credits - Nov. 03, 1959
1959
12
02
Opening of Ethio-Swedish Clinic - Dec. 02, 1959
1960
02
17
U.N.E.S.C.O. And Education - Feb. 17, 1960
1960
03
14
Speech To Visiting U.S. Editors - Mar. 14, 1960
1960
04
08
Indo-Ethiopian Textiles - Inauguration - Apr. 08, 1960
1960
04
18
Speech To American Committee On Africa - Apr. 18, 1960
1960
04
29
Guenet Military Training Centre - Silver Jubilee - Apr. 29, 1960
1960
   
Addis Ababa.1960. Emperor Haile Selassie
watching the ATSE MASKAL (Feast of the Finding of
the True Cross) ceremony in the courtyard of
Guenet Leul (Princely Paradise) Palace the
residence of the Emperor. Seated to his right in a
gilt chair is the Crown Prince, the Emperor is
surrounded by his grandchildren.
1960
05
02
Reviewing Military Manoeuvres - May 02, 1960
1960
05
04
Koka Dam - Inauguration - May 04, 1960
1960
05
12
Toast To King Hussein I - May 12, 1960
1960
06
15
Second Africa Conference - Jun. 15, 1960
1960
07
17
Speech To The First Ethiopian Contingent To The Congo - Jul. 17, 1960
1960
07
23
Agricultural Development Centre In Awassa - Jul. 23, 1960
1960
09
13
Re-Union Anniversary - Sep. 13, 1960
1960
10
02
Unveiling Ras Makonnen's Monument - Oct. 02, 1960
1960
10
03
Speech To The Harar Military Academy - Oct. 03, 1960
1960
11
02
Collective Security - Nov. 02, 1960
1960
11
02
United Nations And Disarmament - Nov. 02, 1960
1960
11
02
Agriculture Basis Of Economy - Nov. 02, 1960
1960
11
02
Foreign Capital Participation - Nov. 02, 1960
1960
11
02
Elements of Industrialization - Nov. 02, 1960
1960
11
02
Transportation & Communications - Nov. 02, 1960
1960
11
02
Development - Nov. 02, 1960
1960
11
10
Freedom - Somalia And The Congo - Nov. 10, 1960
1960
11
29
Inter Region Sanitation Seminar - Nov. 29, 1960
1960
12
07
Reply To President Tubman's Toast - Dec. 07, 1960
1960
12
14
Message To Women's Seminar - Dec. 14, 1960
1961
 
 
Empress Menen passes
1961
 
 
Attempted coup using Prince Asfaw Wossen as authority figure-head who was under duress by the military
1961
01
05
Receives "Carver Award" - Jan. 05, 1961
1961
02
06
Opens Africa Hall - Feb. 06, 1961
1961
04
14
Public Officials Called To Responsibilities - Apr. 14, 1961
1961
07
14
Building College - Graduation  - Jul. 14, 1961
1961
07
23
The Revised Amharic Bible - Jul. 23, 1961
1961
08
24
Addressing Judges On Justice And The Law - Aug. 24, 1961
1961
09
03
Addressess Belgrade Conference - Sep. 03, 1961
1961
09
18
Condolence Upon The Death Of Dag Hammarskjoeld - Sep. 18, 1961
1961
11
02
Speech On Far-Reaching Administrative Reforms - Nov. 02, 1961
1961
11
02
Modern Ethiopianism - Nov. 02, 1961
1961
11
02
Agriculture And Land Reform - Nov. 02, 1961
1961
11
08
Dedication of Prince Makonnen Hospital - Nov. 08, 1961
1961
11
23
Lays Cornerstone of Police Hospital - Nov. 23, 1961
1961
12
03
The Assab Port - Inauguration - Dec. 03, 1961
1961
12
19
Convocation Of Haile Selassie I University - Dec. 19, 1961
1962
 
 
Emperor Haile Selassie I abolishes the federation of Eritrea and Ethiopia and establishes Eritrea as an
Ethiopian province
1962
01
26
Speech To The Lagos Summit Meeting - Jan. 26, 1962
1962
02
02
Speech To The P.A.F.M.E.C.A. Conference - Feb. 02, 1962
1962
02
15
Passing Of Empress Menen - Feb. 15, 1962
1962
03
28
Visit To Indo-Ethiopian Textile Factory - Mar. 28, 1962
1962
06
11
Opens German Cultural Institute - Jun. 11, 1962
1962
06
17
Receiving "H.M.S. Ethiopia" - Jun. 17, 1962
1962
06
27
Visit To Eritrea - Jun. 27, 1962
1962
07
12
Haile Selassie I University - 1st Graduation Exercises  - Jul. 12, 1962
1962
07
17
Cornerstone Of Bole International Airport - Jul. 17, 1962
1962
09
23
Airmen Contribute To Country's Self-Defence - Sep. 23, 1962
1962
10
14
Plans For Economic Development - Oct. 14, 1962
1962
10
15
Teacher Training - Oct. 15, 1962
1962
10
25
Visit To Awassa - Oct. 25, 1962
1962
11
01
15th Anniversary Of Dejazmatch Balcha Hospital - Nov. 01, 1962
1962
11
02
Labour Laws - Nov. 02, 1962
1962
11
02
Plans For Economic Development - Second 5-Year Plan - Nov. 02, 1962
1962
11
10
Shoa Sugar Factory - Inauguration - Nov. 10, 1962
1962
11
16
Accepting Eritrean Assembly Decision For Administration Union - Nov. 16, 1962
1962
11
18
Unveiling Monument To Abuna Petros - Nov. 18, 1962
1962
11
18
Dedication Of Debre Libanos Church - Nov. 18, 1962
1962
12
04
Receiving Boeing Jets - Dec. 04, 1962
1963
01
10
Self-Help In Education - Jan. 10, 1963
1963
01
18
Development Reforms - Eritrea - Jan. 18, 1963
1963
01
21
Speech To Navel Cadets - Jan. 21, 1963
1963
02
20
Speech On The "Freedom From Hunger" Campaign - Feb. 20, 1963
1963
04
19
Burial Of The Congo Casualties - Apr. 19, 1963
1963
05
16
Forecast: Organization African Unity (O.A.U.) Summit - President
1963
05
16
Tubman Of Liberia Receives Honorary Degree - May 16, 1963
1963
05
25
A Call To African Leaders - 1963 Summit - May 25, 1963
1963
05
25
As the founding member, Emperor Haile Selassie I spearheaded the establishment of the Organization of
African Unity (O.A.U.) headquarted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and served as the 1st & 5th Chairperson.
African Union Petition to Build Statue of His Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I Center at Front of AU Building
       
1963
06
11
New Bahr Dar Technical High School - Inauguration - Jun. 11, 1963
1963
09
23
Laying Cornerstone, Arts Building - Sep. 23, 1963
1963
10
01
President J.F.K. at Union Station, NY, welcoming His
I
mperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I durning
2nd State Visit to the United States of America
1963
10
06
Address To The United Nations - Oct. 06, 1963
1963
11
21
Encouraging Agriculture - Nov. 21, 1963
1963
11
21
Improved Communications - Nov. 21, 1963
1963
11
23
Upon The Death Of President Kennedy - Nov. 23, 1963
1963
11
25
Emperor Haile Selassie I at JFK's Funeral (picture)
1963
12
05
Opens Ghandi Hospital - Dec. 05, 1963
1964
 
 
Emperor Haile Selassie I and Jomo Kenyatta during Nairobi Kenya state visit
1964
02
20
Message To 6th Session Of Economic Commission For Africa - Feb. 20, 1964
1964
02
24
Press Conference Regarding Somalia - Feb. 24, 1964
1964
05
14
Opens Haile Selassie I Prize Trust - May 14, 1964
1964
05
26
1st Anniversary Of Organization Of African Unity - May 26, 1964
1964
06
19
Emperor Haile Selassie I visits United States (including Parkside Baptist Church, Los Angeles, CA.)
1964
07
07
Community Development - Jul. 07, 1964
1964
07
21
Organization Of African Unity Summit (O.A.U.), Cairo - Jul. 21, 1964
1964
07
29
Speech To The World Council For The Blind - Jul. 29, 1964
1964
10
04
Emperor Haile Selassie I and UN Secretary U Thant (picture)
1964
10
22
Toast To President Lubke - Oct. 22, 1964
1964
11
02
Assistance And Investment - Nov. 02, 1964
1964
11
09
Ethiopia And Organization Of African Unity - Nov. 09, 1964
1964
11
21
Report To The Nation - Nov. 21, 1964
1964
11
25
Awards Law Certificates - Nov. 25, 1964
1965
01
15
Conference Of Oriental Orthodox Churches - Jan.
15, 1965 ~ Formally accepting title "Defender of
the Faith"
1965
01
24
Laying Foundation Stone Of Awash II - Jan. 24, 1965
1965
02
01
Visit Of Queen Elizabeth II - Feb. 01, 1965
1965
05
08
Cornerstone Of Assab Refinery - May 08, 1965
1965
05
19
Cement Factory - Inauguration - May 19, 1965
1965
05
26
Nation-wide Broadcast - African Liberation Day - May 26, 1965
1965
06
27
20th Anniversary Of United Nations Charter - Jun. 27, 1965
1965
07
17
Veterinary Service - Jul. 17, 1965
1965
09
02
Haile Selassie I Foundation - Inauguration - Sep. 02, 1965
1965
09
11
Address At The New Year - Sep. 11, 1965
1965
09
21
Speech To U.S. Astronauts - Sep. 21, 1965
1965
10
12
Toast To President Rahdakrishnan - Oct. 12, 1965
1965
10
13
Rahdakrishnan Receives Degree From Haile Selassie I University - Oct. 13, 1965
1965
10
13
Speech To All-Africa Lutheran Conference - Oct. 13, 1965
1965
11
16
Economic And Technical Aid - Nov. 16, 1965
1965
11
23
Banquet In Honour Of Bulgarian Leader - Nov. 23, 1965
1965
11
25
Opens Berhanena Selam Printing Press - Nov. 25, 1965
1965
12
02
Banquet In Honour Of Polish President, Ochab - Dec. 02, 1965
1965
12
29
Inaugurating 15th Pugwash Conference - Dec. 29, 1965
1966
01
14
St. Mary's Hospital - Inauguration - Jan. 14, 1966
1966
02
10
Luncheon In Honour Of Hungarian Leader, Kallai - Feb. 10, 1966
1966
03
08
African Unity And Telecommunications - Mar. 08, 1966
1966
03
22
Constitutional Reforms - Mar. 22, 1966
1966
03
28
Pepsi-Cola Plant - Inauguration - Mar. 28, 1966
1966
04
03
3rd International Conference Of Ethiopian Studies - Apr. 03, 1966
1966
04
18
Emperor Haile Selassie I State Visit in Trinidad, W.I.
1966
04
21-24
Emperor Haile Selassie I State Visit in Jamaica W.I. as part of his trip to Caribbean region (video)
1966
04
21
Addresses House Of Parliment In Jamaica - Apr. 21, 1966
1966
05
05
25th Anniversary Of Liberation - May 05, 1966
1966
05
08
Speech At Air Force Display - May 08, 1966
1966
05
17
Opening Of U.N.I.C.E.F Conference - May 17, 1966
1966
06
30
Haile Selassie I University - 5th Graduation Exercises - Jun. 30, 1966
1966
07
07
Speech To O.A.U. On Rhodesia - Jul. 07, 1966
1966
07
07
U.N. Committee On Independence For Colonial Countries - Jul. 07, 1966
1966
07
30
Press Conference: 74th Birthday - Jul. 30, 1966
1966
08
27
Banquet In Honour Of President Charles De Gaulle - Aug. 27, 1966
1966
09
16
Press Conference On Djibouti - Sep. 16, 1966
1966
10
01
Sheet Metal Plant - Inauguration - Oct. 01, 1966
1966
10
03
Speech To International Conference On Africa And The World - Oct. 03, 1966
1966
11
02
Ethiopia's World Position - Nov. 02, 1966
1966
11
02
Speech On Strengthening The Nation's Political Fabric - Nov. 02, 1966
1966
11
02
State Of The Nation's Economy - Nov. 02, 1966
1966
11
06
Opening 3rd Session Of The Summit - Nov. 06, 1966
1966
11
15
Banquet In Honor Of President Novotny - Nov. 15, 1966
1966
12
06
Banquet In Honor Of President Chivu Stocia - Dec. 06, 1966
1966
12
11
Opening Of Awash II - Dec. 11, 1966
1966
12
24
Textile Mill At Mojo - Inauguration - Dec. 24, 1966
1967
01
18
Laying Cornerstone of Ginda Dam - Jan. 18, 1967
1967
02
04
Speech To Visiting Journalists - Feb. 04, 1967
1967
02
1`3
At The White House - Feb. 13, 1967
1967
02
17
Speech To Council Of Foreign Relations, N.Y. - Feb. 17, 1967
1967
02
27
In The Kremlin, Moscow - Feb. 27, 1967
1967
09
22
Emperor Haile Selassie I meeting with Dr. V. Raymond Edman (Wheaton College Chancellor) (1)
1969
07
11
Emperor Haile Selassie I lays a wreath for Martin Luther King.
1969
09
07
H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie I Opens OAU Session
1970
02
09
Speech On Marshal Tito's Visit - Feb. 09, 1970
1973
 
 
The OAU Conference of Heads of States and Government in Rabat, Morocco -- Emperor Haile Selassie I
was nominated unanimously  to be called the
"Father of African Unity".
1973
 
 
Famine in the northern provinces of Welo and Tigre leads to propaganda and civil unrest
1973
   
Asfaw Wossen named "Acting Crown Prince"
1973
 
 
In 1973, Crown Prince Asfa Wossen suffered a
massive stroke and was evacuated to Switzerland
for medical treatment. He was accompanied by his
wife and daughters. The stroke left him
permanently unable to walk, paralyzed on one side,
and affected his speech. As Prince Asfa Wossen was
not expected to live, his son, Prince Zera Yacob, a
student at Oxford at the time, was named "Acting
Crown Prince" and "Heir Presumptive"

IN THE PHOTO

Emperor Haile Selassie I privately visiting his son
Crown Prince Asfa Wossen( who would later
become Amha Selassie, Emperor in exile) in
Switzerland.

Next to His Majesty: Princess Tenagnework Haile
Selassie (baptismal name Fikirte Mariam of
Ethiopia was the eldest child of Emperor Haile
Selassie and Empress Menen)

Next to Princess Tenagnework Haile Selassie:  
Empress Medferiashwork (Abebe, baptismal name
Amete Maryam, was the titular Empress-consort of
Amha Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia in Exile)

Source: FB Post (Trying to locate FB link)
1973
11
20
Emperor Haile Selassie I presents Ethiopia's Medal of Honor to Duke Ellington
1973­74
   
An estimated 200,000 people die in Wallo and Tigre province as a result of famine.
1974
01
07
Christmas In Ethiopia, January 1974
1974
09
05
Haile Selassie overthrown in military coup supported by the Soviet Union (USSR). General Teferi Benti
becomes head of state leading an ill-fated Marxist revolution.  Emperor Haile Selassie I deposed by Megistu
Haile Mariam
1974
09
12
Emperor Haile Selassie I seen in public for last time.  He presided over an era of unprecedented change.  
However, his government would be swept away in a revolution that
suspended the oldest dynasty in
Christendom.

Exactly 43 years ago today (09-12-2017), September 12, 1974, ten junior military officers, all under the
rank of major, arrived at Addis Ababa's Jubilee Palace and read Emperor Haile Selassie a message from
their larger group of military men known as the Derg, that they were deposing him as Emperor of Ethiopia.
They then led away the last monarch of Ethiopia’s ancient dynasty, the 3,000-year old House of Solomon
that claimed descent from ancient Israel’s King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba dynasty , out of his palace,
placed him in a light blue Volkswagen bug, and drove him away to imprisonment. The Derg then
commenced one of the most brutal period's in African history, changing Ethiopia forever.
Openly embracing the communist ideology, in March 1975, revolutionaries abolished the monarchy. The
Crown Prince Asfaw Wossen went into exile in London, where several other members of the Imperial
family lived. The other members who were still in Ethiopia at the time of the revolution were imprisoned.
The imprisoned members of the Imperial family included Prince Wossen's father, Emperor Haile Selassie,
his daughter by his first marriage, Princess Ijigayehu, his sister, Princess Tenagnework, and many of his
nephews, nieces, relatives and in-laws. In 1975 his father, Emperor Haile Selassie, died in detention. In
1977 his daughter, Princess Ijigayehu, died in detention. Members of the Imperial family remained
imprisoned until 1988 (for the women) and 1989 (for the men).

The Derg eliminated its political opponents between 1975-77 in response to the declaration and
instigation of an Ethiopian Red Terror against the Derg by various opposition groups, primarily the
Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Party (EPRP). Like the Derg, it was Marxist. Brutal tactics were used by
both sides, including executions, assassinations, torture and the imprisonment of tens of thousands
without trial, most of whom were innocent.

The Ethiopian Red Terror was the "urban guerrilla" chapter of the brutal war. The government battled
guerrillas fighting for Eritrean independence for its entire period in power, as well as with other rebel
groups ranging from the conservative and pro-monarchy Ethiopian Democratic Union (EDU) to the far
leftist EPRP. The Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF), which would become the eventual victor in
this conflict, was one of the smaller groups at this time and the Derg did not bother to mount a serious
campaign against them until the Semien Zemecha in 1978.

At the same time the Derg faced an invasion from Somalia in 1977, which sought to annex the eastern parts
of Ethiopia, predominantly inhabited by Somalis. The Ethiopian army was able to defeat the Somali army
(which was supported by the Western Somali Liberation Front), though only with massive military
assistance from the Soviet Union and Cuba. Under the Derg, Ethiopia became the Warsaw Pact's closest ally
in Africa and one of the best-armed nations of the region as a result of massive military aid, chiefly from the
Soviet Union, Libya, East Germany, Cuba and North Korea. Most industries and private urban real-estate
holdings were nationalized by the Derg in 1975.

During the Derg’s nearly fifteen years of terror-inflicted control over Ethiopia, the ruling junta savagely
persecuted the country’s most ancient and venerated institution, the Ethiopian Tewahedo Church. Closely
tied to the non-Chalcedonian Coptic Church in Egypt, the Ethiopian Church is part of the non-Chalcedonian
family of churches, often termed “Oriental Orthodox” since the beginning of the Christian ecumenical
movement by those who see the differences between them and the Eastern Orthodox as minor.

The Ethiopian Church is unique in that it adheres closely to elements of Mosaic Law other Christian
churches believe were superseded with the New Covenant, such as male circumcision and most kosher
dietary regulations. The Ethiopian Church contains several books of Scripture within its canon that are
extracanonical to the rest of Christendom, most notably the Kebra Nagast (Ge’ez: Glory of Kings), a highly
symbolic, complex text which purports to describe how Queen Makeda of Axum (known to the West as the
“Queen of Sheba”) met King Solomon and gave birth to his son, Menelek, who, according to the account,
brought the Ark of the Covenant to Ethiopia with him when he succeeded his mother as king there.
The Ethiopian Church is also uniquely African in that its worship involves highly coordinated, elaborate
rhythmic dances and chants accompanying spiritual songs, called mezmurs.

Due to the Derg’s savage persecution of the Church and Ethiopian Christians, as well as mass starvation
caused by endemic droughts, millions of Ethiopians fled their homeland, seeking to build new lives for
themselves in the United States, Canada, Britain, and continental Europe. The Ethiopian Diaspora remains
one of the largest in the world today.

Source:  Tsega Tekle Haimanot FB Post ~ 09-12-2017 : https://www.facebook.com/tsega.teklehaimanot/posts/
2034303853250062
comment_id=2075870855760028&notif_id=1508020213570354&notif_t
=mentions_comment
1975
09
12
Emperor Haile Selassie I ascends to Holy Zion
Has the propaganda used to depose Emperor Haile Selassie I been beneficial to Ethiopia?

Look at the remainder of Ethiopia's chronology and see the retarded progress caused to Ethiopia without the
guidance of
Constitutional Monarchy and leadership of our Emperor!!!

Restore our Constitutional Monarchy and the Dynasty of Emperor Haile Selassie I !!!
1977
 
 
Benti killed and replaced by Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam.
1977
    Somalia invades Ethiopia's Ogaden region.
1977-
79
 
 
Thousands of government opponents die in "Red Terror" orchestrated by Mengistu; collectivisation of
agriculture begins; Tigrayan People's Liberation Front launches war for regional autonomy.
1978
 
 
Somali forces defeated with massive help from the Soviet Union and Cuba.
1984-
85
 
 
Worst famine in a decade strikes; Western food aid sent; thousands forcibly resettled from Eritrea and
Tigre.
1987
 
 
Mengistu elected president under a new constitution.
1988
 
 
Ethiopia and Somalia sign a peace treaty.
1989
 
 
Asfa Wossen assumed the title "Emperor-in-Exile" Amha Selassie I and Zara Yacob named Crown Prince.
1991
 
 
Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front captures Addis Ababa, forcing Mengistu to flee the
country; Eritrea establishes its own provisional government pending a referendum on independence.
1993
 
 
Eritrea becomes independent following referendum.
1994
 
 
New constitution divides Ethiopia into ethnically­based regions.
1995
 
 
Negasso Gidada becomes titular president; Meles Zenawi assumes post of prime minister.
1998
 
 
Ethiopian­Eritrean border dispute erupts into armed clashes.
1999
 
 
Ethiopian­ Eritrean border clashes turn into a full­scale war.
2000
06
 
Ethiopia and Eritrea sign a ceasefire agreement which provides for a UN observer force to monitor the
truce and supervise the withdrawal of Ethiopian troops from Eritrean territory.
2000
12
 
Ethiopia and Eritrea sign a peace agreement in Algeria, ending two years of conflict. The agreement
establishes commissions to delineate the disputed border and provides for the exchange of prisoners and
the return of displaced people.
2001
02
 
Ethiopia says it has completed its troop withdrawal from Eritrea in accordance with UN­sponsored
agreement.
2002
04
 
Ethiopia, Eritrea accept a new common border, drawn up by an independent commission, though both
sides then lay claim to the town of Badme.
2003
04
 
Independent boundary commission rules that the disputed town of Badme lies in Eritrea. Ethiopia says the
ruling is unacceptable.
2004
01,02
 
Nearly 200 killed in ethnic clashes in isolated western region of Gambella. Tens of thousands flee area.
2004
03
 
Start of resettlement programme to move more than two million people away from parched, over­worked
highlands.
2004
11
 
Ethiopia says it accepts "in priniciple" a boundary commission's ruling on its border with Eritrea. But a
protracted stalemate over the disputed town of Badme continues.
2005
03
 
US­based Human Rights Watch accuses army of "widespread murder, rape and torture" against Gambella
region's ethnic Anuak people. Military angrily rejects charge.
2005
04
 
First section of Axum obelisk, looted by Italy in 1937, is returned to Ethiopia from Rome.
2005
05
 
Disputed multi­party elections lead to violent protests over months.
2005
08,09
 
Election re­runs in more than 30 seats: Officials say the ruling party gains enough seats to form a
government.
2005
12
 
nternational commission, based in The Hague, rules that Eritrea broke international law when it attacked
Ethiopia in 1998.  More than 80 people, including journalists and many opposition leaders, are charged
with treason and genocide over November's deadly clashes.
2006
05
 
Six political parties and armed groups form an opposition alliance, the Alliance for Freedom and
Democracy, at a meeting in the Netherlands.  Several bomb blasts hit Addis Ababa. No organisation claims
responsibility.
2006
08
 
Several hundred people are feared to have died and thousands are left homeless as floods hits the north,
south and east.
2006
09
 
Ethiopia denies that its troops have crossed into Somalia to support the transitional government in Baidoa.
2006
10
 
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan urges Eritrea to pull back the troops it has moved into the buffer zone on
the Ethiopian border. The UN says the incursion is a major ceasefire violation.  War of words between
Ethiopia and Islamists controlling much of Somalia. Prime Minister Meles says Ethiopia was "technically"
at war with the Islamists because they had declared holy war on his country.
2006
11
 
UN report says several countries ­ including Ethiopia ­ have been violating a 1992 arms embargo on
Somalia by supplying arms to the interim government there. Ethiopia's arch enemy Eritrea is accused of
supplying the rival Islamist administration.  Ethiopia and Eritrea reject a proposal put forward by an
independent boundary commission as a way around a four­year impasse over the demarcation of their
shared border.  Ethiopian troops enter Somalia, engage in fierce fighting with Islamists controlling large
parts of the country and capital. The Islamists disperse. Somalia invasion
2006
12
 
Exiled former dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam is convicted, in absentia, of genocide at the end of a 12­year
trial. He is later sentenced to death.
2007
04
 
Gunmen attack a Chinese­owned oil facility in the south­east Somali region, killing 74 people working there.
2007
06
 
Opposition leaders are given life sentences over mass protests that followed elections in 2005, but are
later pardoned.
2007
09
 
Ethiopia celebrates the start of a new millennium according to the calendar of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
2007
11
 
Ethiopia rejects border line demarcated by international boundary commission.  Eritrea accepts it.
2008
06
 
Peace agreement signed between Somali government and rebels provides for withdrawal of Ethiopian
troops within 120 days.
2008
07
 
UN Security Council votes unanimously to end UN peacekeeping mission monitoring disputed border
between Ethiopia and Eritrea.
2008
09
 
Celebrations held to mark completion of reassembly of 1700­year­old Axum Obelisk, looted in 1937 during
the Italian conquest and returned by Italy in three parts after 2005.
2008
12
 
Police re­arrest key opposition leader Birtukan Medeksa, who was jailed for her role in the opposition
protests after the 2005 polls, and freed under a government pardon in 2007.
2009
01
 
Ethiopia formally withdraws forces from Somalia.
2009
06
 
Ethiopia admits to "reconnaissance missions" in Somalia, but denies re­deploying troops there.
2009
08
 
Ethiopia, Eritrea ordered to pay each other compensation for their 1998­2000 border war.
2009
09
 
Chinese firms secure deal to build several hydro­power dams and wind farms.
2009
11
 
Twenty­six found guilty of coup plot.
2009
12
 
Rebels of the Ogaden National Liberation Front claim capture of several towns in the east in a month of
heavy fighting.
2010
05
 
Ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) wins huge majority in parliamentary
elections, handing PM Meles Zenawi a fourth term. EU observes say the vote "fell short". Opposition
leaders demand a rerun.
 
 
 
The Crown Council of Ethiopia is the Constitutional Body which advises the reigning Emperors of
Ethiopia and, during an interregnum (such as now actually acts on behalf of the Crown. The Council’s
members are initially appointed by an Emperor, and subsequently (during an interregnum) sustained in
their posts or replaced under the direction of the President of the Council.
2010
07
23
H.I.H. Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile Selassie participating in recognition event of His Imperial
Majesty's birthday celebration at The Church of Haile Selassie I, in Brooklyn, N.Y.
 
 
 
2010
10
 
Ongoing clashes reported between government forces and Ogaden rebels. Tensions with Eritrea
2011
03
 
Ethiopia accuses Eritrea of sending agents across the border to plant bombs and warns it will take all
necessary measures to halt Eritrean "aggression".
2011
03
12
H.I.H. Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile-Selassie; President of the Crown Council of Ethiopia awards
Abuna Ammanuel Foxe the Commander of the Imperial Order of the Star of Ethiopia.
 
 
 
 
 
 
2011
04
 
Ethiopia for the first time declares openly that it will support Eritrean rebel groups fighting to overthrow
President Isaias Afewerki.
2011
06
 
Parliament designates three domestic political and armed organisations as terrorist groups.
2011
07
 
Drought. Millions of Ethiopians and refugees from Somalia need emergency aid.  Two Swedish journalists
are captured by Ethiopian troops in Ogaden region during a clash with ONLF rebels.
2011
10
 
The American military begins flying drone aircraft from a base in Ethiopia, as part of its fight against
Islamist militants in Somalia.
2011
11
 
Ethiopian troops are spotted in Somalia. A government spokesman denies their presence.
2011
12
 
Two Swedish journalists arrested while covering conflict in Ogaden region are found guilty of supporting
terrorism. They are sentenced to 11 years in jail.
2012
01
 
Ethiopia accused of forcing thousands off their land for foreign investors.  Group of European tourists
kidnapped, killed in remote Afar region near the border with Eritrea.
2012
03
 
Ethiopian troops attack positions in south­eastern Eritrea, alleging that subversive groups were being
trained there.
2012
06
 
Rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front claims it attacked an army convoy and garrison, killing 168
Ethiopian troops.
Ethiopian troops withdraw from towns in central Somalia which they had seized from rebel al Shabaab
control.
2012
08
 
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi dies after several months of rumours about his declining health. Deputy
Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hailemariam Desalegn takes over the following month.
2012
09
10
The tragic cost of so called 'progress and development' is dominated by
armed invasions, slavery and capitalism, led by imperialism.

Inequity and injustice, will be removed as we unite and restore our Constitutional Monarchy!

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2013
06
 
Ethiopia and Egypt agree to hold talks to quell tensions over the building of an Ethiopian dam on the Blue
Nile. Egypt worries the dam will reduce vital water supply.
2014
11
02
Temple Worship Service at The Church of Haile Selassie I, Brooklyn, NY., in recognition of Transfiguration
Day and Coronation Day of our God and King, His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I.
2014
11
02
2015
03
 
Ethiopia destroys entire stockpile of illegally poached ivory. Conservationists say the country remains a
key trafficking hub.
2015
05
 
Ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) wins an overwhelming victory in
general election.
2016
01
 
Government drops plans to expand Addis Ababa boundaries after months of protests by Oromo ethnic
group fearing farmers could be displaced. Rights groups estimate at least 140 people killed by security
forces during protests.  Millions of people face dire food shortages after Ethiopia suffers its worst drought
in decades.
2016
04
21
50th Anniversary of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I's visit to Jamaica, W.I.  In recognition of
this special occasion; His Imperial Highness Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile Selassie visited Jamaica to
honor this historical visit of his Grandfather.
2016
04
21
http://www.himchurch.org/Events/20160421-HIH-Prince-Ermias-50th Anniversary-Visit-Jamaica/
HIH-Prince-Ermias-50th-Anniversary-Visit-to
Jamaica-2016-04-21.html
2016
07
 
Tens of thousands of people from Ethiopia's ethnic Amhara group take part in an anti­government
demonstration in the northern city of Gondar.
2016
09
 
The African Union calls for restraint in Ethiopia after months of antigovernment protests which began in
the central Oromo region before spreading to Amhara in the north. Human rights groups say at least 500
people have been killed.
2016
09
 
Britain, the EU and the World Bank announce a project to create 100,000 jobs in Ethiopia. A third of the
jobs will be for Eritrean refugees to whom the Ethiopian government will grant full employment rights.
2016
10
 
Government declares a six­month state of emergency following months of violent anti­government
protests.
2017
08
25
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10:00am - 5:00pm

Agenda:  Constitutional Monarchy and the restoration of the dynasty of Emperor Haile Selassie I in Ethiopia
2017
11
02
   
19??
    On Nomination Of 1st Head Of Church
19??
    Investure Of Bishops
19??
    Welcoming Agreement On Church Independence
 
 
 
 
The above chronology compiled by Malchijah, please contact me for updates.
         
 
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(1) Various meetings with His
Qedamawi Haile Selassie
King of kings
UCI ~ I See You
Note:  Due to various language interpretations, names and references may have different
spellings (e.g., Menylek - Menelik - Menilik - Menelek, Negus - Neguse -Negust, etc.), but
represent the same person/reference.
Cells with this color represent speeches made by His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I
Year
Month
Day
Event
     
1st century AD -
Acts 8 v26-27;
26)
 And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward
the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is
desert.  
27)  And he arose and went; and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch
of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of
all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship.

Acts 8 v34-39
34)
 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh
the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?  
35)  Then Philip opened his
mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Joshua, the
Christ.  
36)  And as they went on their way they came unto a certain water; and
the eunuch said, See, here is water, what doth hinder me to be baptized?
37)  And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest.  And he
answered and said, I believe that Joshua, the Christ is the Son of God.  
38)  And
he commanded the chariot to stand still; and they went down both into the
water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.
39)  And when they
were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that
the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing.
     
2nd century AD ­ Kingdom of Axum becomes a regional trading power.
     
4th century ­ Coptic Christianity introduced from Egypt.
1530-
1531
   
Muslim leader Ahmad Gran conquers much of Ethiopia.
1818-
1868
   
Lij Kasa conquers Amhara, Gojjam, Tigray and Shoa.
1855
 
 
Kasa becomes Emperor Tewodros II.
1868
 
 
Tewodros defeated by a British expeditionary force and commits suicide to
avoid capture.
1872
 
 
Tigrayan chieftain becomes Yohannes IV.
* Please note that sources for
the chronology are from
various sources too
numerous to list.  Give thanks
for all  sources.  

JAH Bless!
Last updated: Oct. 09, 2017