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
1892 - July 23 (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
   
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.
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)
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.
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
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.
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
E
mpress 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
1930
11
02
Unveiling Menelik's Statue - Nov. 02, 1930 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter IV)
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
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)
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
 
 
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
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 Imperial 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
 
 
 
In 1973, Crown Prince Asfaw 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 Asfaw 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
    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.
1974
09
05
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.
1974
 
 
Asfaw Wossen named "Acting Crown Prince"
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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August 25, 2017
10:00am - 5:00pm

Agenda:  Constitutional Monarchy and the restoration of the dynasty of Emperor Haile Selassie I in Ethiopia
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: Nov. 23, 2016