Year
Month
Day
Event
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
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
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
1930
11
02
I came across this picture of the poster for Janhoy's
& Itege Menen's Imperial coronation November 2,
1930. On the upper half of the picture a white
three-pointed star from which three lines are
emanating. Above in two semi-circles two lines of
an Amharic inscription, below the inscription "Haile
Selassie I." In the upper part of the lower half from
left a lion with an Emperor's crown and a scepter in
his paw, an orb, a Star of David with a three-pointed
star, and an Amharic inscription. In the lower part
from left the portrait of the empress, the inscription
"Emperor of Ethiopia", the portrait of the Emperor,
and the inscription "Coronation 2 Novembre 1930".

Source: Ali Jackson FB Post ~ 02-12-2019
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
 
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)

Promulgated the first Ethiopian Constitution to Our
Ethiopian people.  The Constitution brought
Ethiopia a better educational system and technical
advantages.
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. (Note: verify date)
1932
11
02
Opening Ethiopian Parliment - Nov. 02, 1930 (HIM ~ Selected_Speeches ~ Chapter_VI)
1934
   
The King of Kings and his Army ..1934,
Historical..by Walter Mittelholzer

Source:  Biniam Ethiopian ~ FB Post 11/2016
https://www.facebook.com/biniam.hirut1/videos/
1146485632071992/
1934
07
11
Speech To Ethiopian Parliament On Italy's Aggression - July 11, 1934 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~
Chapter (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter IV)
     
H. I. M Emperor Haile Selassie I
spiritual preparation before the
war with Italy (Rome)
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
Mobilization Proclamation - Oct. 03, 1935 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter IV)
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.
1935
12
25
H.I.M Emperor Haile Selassie I upon sending greetings and a Christmas message to America prays,

"As leader of one of the oldest Christian nations of the world, I salute Christian America.
I wish her people continuance of that peace, contentment and filiality with which the great figure whose
birth we celebrate tomorrow endowed them.
Our people, whose peaceful pastoral lives are founded upon that of the gentle peacemaker, pray that they
may soon be delivered from the horrors of war.
I pray for America and all great Christian nations to join in that prayer, that the previous principles of
peace, sanctified in the death of Christ, may again be restored in a distracted world." - H.I.M Emperor Haile
Selassie I

December 25, 1935
1936
   
Setting the Record Straight: Haile Selassie’s Decision during WWII
1936
 
 
Emperor Haile Selassie I at the League of Nations
(picture)

Appeal to The League of Nations.  Emperor Haile
Selassie I addresses the League of Nations
regarding the unlawful invasion of Ethiopia by Italy.
Appeal to The League of Nations
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
The EWF was formally established on August 25, 1937 in New York City as The Ethiopian World
Federation, Incorporated. It was originally a not-for-profit membership organization, incorporated in the
State of New York. Later it was also registered by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(4) organization,
thus conferring tax-exempt status on the organization and its legal subsidiary bodies.
The main purpose was set out in the following preamble is captured in the 3rd
On August 25th 1937 the Ethiopian World
Federation Inc was formally established.

The Ethiopian World Federation is an Imperial
Federation chartered by Emperor Haile Selassie I to
organize Black support for Ethiopia around the
world and empowered to further movements of
repatriation and support across the African
diaspora.

The EWF was built on the efforts of people of
African descent in America and diaspora who
provided aid to Ethiopia during the Ethio-Italian
war! A delegation was sent from Harlem in 1936,
including prominent figures who were all leaders of
the Black organization known as Aid For Ethiopia.
Reverend William Lloyd Imes, Pastor Philip M
Savory of the prestigious St. James Presbyterian
Church, head of the Victory Insurance Company and
co-owner of the New York Amsterdam News, and
Cyril M Philip, secretary of United Aid; sailed to
England in summer of 1936 to speak specifically
with His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I
concerning financial matters.  In response, the
Emperor appointed his personal physician Dr.
Malaku E. Bayen as special emissary who first work
with Aid for Ethiopia, but the next year dissolved
that body and founded the EWF; formally
established on August 25th, 1937 in New York City
as The Ethiopian World Federation, Incorporated.  

It was originally a not-for-profit membership
organization, incorporated in the State 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.  Later it was
also registered by the Internal Revenue Service as a
501(c)(4) organization, thus conferring tax-exempt
status on the organization and its legal subsidiary
bodies.

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 Inc Political Party, representing the
Rastafarian community there.

Are You A Member?
1937
12
25
Christmas Broadcast to America (1937)
by Haile Selassie I

December 25, 1937

"I am very pleased to send you words of my best wishes for your happiness, progress and peace, on this
blessed day for mankind,

from the capital of Great Britain, which is renowned for its hospitality. Let peace reign in your hearts,
among your families, in the unity of your governments, and in your relations with other peoples of the
world. There is no greater day of gratitude and joy for Christians than celebrating the birthday of Our
Saviour Jesus Christ. On this day of happiness, every Christian, by meditating on [Jesus'] life and the work
He accomplished for all of us, tends to forget the trials he faces and the sadness that breaks his heart. At the
same time everyone is inclined to minimize the trials and sorrows of his own, his kindred, and friends and
forgives those who have grieved him. Since Our childhood, Our innermost thoughts have been
overwhelmed by the mysterious deep spirit of the divine infant's birth, which is not only expressive but
also glorious and inscrutable. Likewise, no matter what one's reputation, whether one's accomplishment is
great or humble, tiresome or fruitless, in the journey of life, the mystery of Bethlehem dominates our spirit.

With the birth of the Son of God, an unprecedented, an unrepeatable, and a long-anticipated phenomenon
occurred. He was born in a stable instead of a palace, in a manger instead of a crib. The hearts of the Wise
men were struck by fear and wonder due to His Majestic Humbleness. The kings prostrated themselves
before Him and worshipped Him. 'Peace be to those who have good will. This became the first message.

When He sacrificed himself at Golgotha for the atonement of our sin, He prayed with His last breath for the
forgiveness of those who had tortured Him saying, 'Father, forgive them for they know not what they do'.
Shame on those of us who are Christians and do not follow the way of the Savior of the World, whose life
was filled with kindness, humility, and martyrdom! If we lived by the laws he gave us and were worthy of
being called Christian, peace would have reigned on this earth.

Men were supposed to be the equals of the living angels who unceasingly sang praises before the eternal
God. Had this been so, peoples of the world would not have been divided along lines of enmity.

In truth there is no legitimate reason or good cause which justifies war. Was it not this fundamental spirit
which dwelt in American statesmen and their brothers in other parts of the world that enabled them to
write the new international principles according to the laws of Our Savior. The principles were intended to
avoid the calamities of war and to bring together the big and small nations of the world as one family and
settle disputes that might arise between them through appropriate law and justice.

Well, there is not much to do about that! Although the toils of wise people may earn them respect, it is a
fact of life that the spirit of the wicked continues to cast its shadow on this world. The arrogant are seen
visibly leading their people into crime and destruction. The laws of the League of Nations are constantly
violated and wars and acts of aggression repeatedly take place, and in regard to this, your honorable
president told you recently that the principles of [the Covenent of the League of Nations], which were
meant to assure the peace and safety of all peoples, were trampled on, and the forum of peace was
consequently disrupted. The respectable idea on which [the league] was founded was made an object of
mockery. The two-thousand-year-old Christian Civilization was threatened with destruction. If this
happens, there will be a return to the days of barbarism, when the mighty could realize their aspirations at
will. So that the spirit of the cursed will not gain predominance over the human race whom Christ
redeemed with his blood, all peace loving people should cooperate to stand firm in order to preserve and
promote lawfulness and peace.

War is not the only means to stop war. Men of goodwill, who fully recognize their duties, should be able,
with the assistance of all free men, to prevent war and help rehabilitate all those who were debilitated and
damaged by war, in order to protect this precious diamond, 'Peace'.

People of America! I wish you a merry Christmas. I plead with you to remember in your prayers all those
weak and endangered peoples who look to the flags of the free nations with confidence, hoping to discern
the star which will announce their peace and future security."

Kedamawi Hayl Selasse
(Haile Selassie I)
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 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter
IV)
1940
01
22
"The Golden Declaration" - Liberation - Jan. 22, 1940 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter IV)
1940
07
 
The Mercy Proclamation - July 1940 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter IV)
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 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter IV)
1942
04
31
Sir Philip Mitchell and Emperor Haile Selassie I
signing U.K-Ethiopian treaty on April 31,1942

Source: Mel Tewahade FB Post ~ 12-23-2018
1944
09
23
From the Chicago Defender ~ Haile Selassie World's Most Respect Prophet
1945
   
1945
05
05
"V.E. Day" Declaration - May 1945 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter IV)
1945
08
15
Allied Victory - Aug. 15, 1945 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter II Part I)
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 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter IX)
1948
02
23
War Settlement And Italy's Return - Feb. 23, 1948 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter III)
1948
03
30
Opens Ethiopian National Library And Night School - Mar. 30, 1948 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter I
Part 3)
1948
04
05
Interview With Editor, "Voice Of Ethiopia" - Apr. 05, 1948 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter XVIII)
1948
11
02
Hope For Education - Nov. 02, 1948 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter I Part 3)
1948
11
15
Security - Nov. 15, 1948 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter XIV)
1949
09
20
United Nations And War Settlement - Sep. 20, 1949
1949
11
02
Encouraging Agriculture - Nov. 02, 1949 (H IM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter VIII)
1949
11
07
Laying Foundation Stone Of Haile Selassie I University - Nov. 07, 1949 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter
I Part 1)
1950
04
27
Tafari Makonnen School - Silver Jubilee - Apr. 27, 1950 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter I Part 3)
1950
05
25
Imperial Guard Cadet Training School - May 25, 1950 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter I Part 2)
1950
09
02
Ethiopian Students Abroad - North America - Sep. 02, 1950 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter I Part 2)
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 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter I Part 2)
1951
02
27
Opens Univesity College Of Addis Ababa - Feb. 27, 1951 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter I Part 1)
1951
04
14
Kagnew Battalion and Collective Security - Apr. 14, 1951 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter XIV)
1951
09
07
Reconciliation With Italy - Sep. 07, 1951 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter II Part 1)
1951
11
03
Why Education - Nov. 03, 1951 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter I Part 3)
1951
11
03
Public Health - Nov. 03, 1951 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter XI)
1951
11
17
Opens Agricultural Show - Nov. 17, 1951 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter VIII)
1952
 
 
Eritrea federated with Ethiopia by U.N.
1952
05
02
Officers Called To Dedication To Duty - May 02, 1952 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter I Part 2)
1953
11
02
United Nations And Collective Security - Nov. 02, 1953 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter V)
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
   
Arlington Cemetery Tomb Of The Unknown Soldiers
1954
 
1954
   
His Majesty visited the Boeing plant is Seattle in
1954 and established a great friendship that
endured to this day.
1954
03
20
Opens Wonji Sugar Estate - Mar. 20, 1954 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter X)
1954
03
26
Convening The Codification Commission - Mar. 26, 1954 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter VI)
1954
05
26
Address To U.S. Congress - May 26, 1954 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter II Part 3)
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
??
OSU Reception in June 1954. The Ethiopians from
the left is General Abiy Abebe (killed by Mengestu
in the 1974 mayhem) Princess Seble Desta, His
Majesty and the father of Prince Ermias Sahle
Selassie, Prince Sahle Selassie Haile Selassie at far
right.
1954
06
01
United Nations And The League Of Nations - Jun. 01, 1954 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter V)
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
06
19
Ethiopia State visit to Mexico
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
11
23
Young Lij Endalkachew Mekonen, who was the
interpreter of the King at the time of HIM visit to
USA in June 1954. Exactly 20 years later on
November 23,1974 he was killed by Ethiopian
Junior violent soldiers.

Source: Mel Tewahade  FB Post 01-09-2019
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
Imperial Jubilee

On this Day on November 2 1930 H.I.M. Emperor
Haile Selassie I was crowned. In this video Emperor
Haile Selassie I celebrates the 25th anniversary of
being crowned King of kings .

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
   
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
1960
12
 
Attempted coup using Prince Asfaw Wossen as authority figure-head who was under duress by
the military.
The December revolt (1960 Attempted Coup),
as it became known, was the first direct
challenge Haile Selassie had faced in his thirty
years of rule.

The fact that the revolt came from his trusted
bodyguard added a painful element.More
painful and a shock to the emperor was the
involvement of his trusted Workneh, whom he
loved like a son. The crown prince’s speech,
which was greeted by almost everyone with
confusion and suspicion, did not seem to
surprise his father, who forgave him instantly
when the prince lay prostrate at his father’s
feet asking for forgiveness. The emperor knew
that his son was being used as a puppet and
had neither the courage nor the moral fiber to
be martyred rather than betray his father. So
he forgave him with a wry smile on his lips.....

Source:  Excerpt from Emperor Haile Selassie by
Bereket Habte Selassie ~
Haile Iyesus‎Atse Haile
Selassie FB Post ~ 04-16-2018
1961
 
 
Empress Menen passes
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
Dedicating Debre Libanos Church
November 18, 1962

The Lion of Judah has Prevailed
Haile Selassie I, Elect of God
King of Kings of Ethiopia

When two years ago We laid in this monastery of
Saint Tekle Haimanot the cornerstone for this
church, We had expressed the hope that it will be
God's will to enable us to witness its execution.
Thus the Almighty who can accomplish everything
and grant all that is asked of Him has enabled us to
see the completion of the work. How can We pay
Our gratitude to God but by thanking Him?

It is authentic that the Ethiopian Saint Tekle
Haimanot was Christ's disciple whom, by observing
St. Paul's remark, "who shall separate Us from the
love of Christ? afflication or anguish or persecution
or hunger or nakedness ..... ?", fulfilled his divine
duties, made and rendered several sacrifices and
services. Many are the monasteries that owe their
existence to him, and innumerable are those who
were taught by his disciples. Because of the services
rendered by him and holy people like him at a time
when Ethiopia was gravely threatened with
heathenish and Islamic engulfing, this country came
to be known as an Island of Christianity.

Taking advantage of this occasion, We would like to
advise Ethiopian bishops and church educators to
follow Saint Tekle Haimanot's example, dedicate
themselves to this great ideal and save no effort in
working and making others work for the
propagation of the Christian faith. A brother cannot
be of more valuable service to his brother than in
this.

We, too, had prayed to God to enable us to build
this church along modern lines. We truly thank the
Almighty for hearing Our prayer and fulfilling Our
dream.

We sincerely thank the board to which, under Our
spiritual father His Holiness Abuna Basilios and Our
beloved son Crown Prince Merid Azmatch Asfaw
Wossen as President, We had entrusted the task of
supervising and executing the work, and which has
accordingly carried out its task successfully, We
further leave the responsibility of assuring the
future upkeep and maintenance of the Church to the
President and members of the Board.

We pray that the Almighty bestow His blessing and
divine grace on all those who are assembled in this
monastery in the name of the Saint.
1962
12
04
Receiving Boeing Jets - Dec. 04, 1962
1963
   
Ethiopia: The Lion and The Cross ~ Part II
Source: Tsega Tekle Haimanot ~ FB Post 02-17-2019
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
22
His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I of
Ethiopia greets Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana at
Addis Ababa Airport in Ethiopia.
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
President John F. Kennedy shakes hands with
Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I, upon the
Emperor’s arrival via train at Union Station in
Washington, D.C. Left to right: unidentified
Ethiopian military official; U.S. Chief of Protocol,
Angier Biddle Duke; Imru Haile Selassie (in
back), second cousin of Emperor Selassie;
Princess Hirut “Ruth” Desta, granddaughter of
Emperor Selassie; First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy
(partially hidden); Emperor Selassie; President
Kennedy; Naval Aide to the President, Captain
Tazewell Shepard; U.S. Under Secretary of State,
George Ball
     
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 Parliament In Jamaica
Apr. 21, 1966
1966
04
23
Monument for Haile Selassie High School... to
commemorate the legacy, granted by His Imperial
Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I on his visit to
Jamaica in 1966... Unveiled by H. R. H. Prince  
Ermias S. Selassie on his visit in April 2016.
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
10
28
THE ELECT ONE ADDRESSING TO THE WORLD EVANGELICAL CONGRESS IN BERLIN ON 28TH
OCT.1966.

As Jesus Christ has said: "Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of
them." lt is therefore Our expressed hope that these words will be realized in their full significance in this
great assembly.

We are happy to be present in this famous City of Berlin where Christian leaders are assembled to consider
ways and means of spreading Our Christian Faith in the world. We thank Mr. Billy Graham for inviting Us to
address this meeting. The propagation of the Christian Faith among nations has become a task of
paramount importance in this age as is evidenced by this great assembly of Christian leaders.

As you all know, it is centuries past since Our country, Ethiopia, accepted the Gospel of Christ. We learn
from the Holy Scriptures that the first Ethiopian who confessed faith in Jesus Christ was baptised only a few
months after the death and resurrection of Our Lord. From then on Christianity spread steadily among the
Ethiopian people and became the religion of the Ethiopians in the Fourth Century. It is a matter of pride for
Us, a special cause for thankfulness to Almighty God, when We recall that the Christian Faith was
introduced to Our people by the Imperial Court and through the instrumentality of the then reigning
Monarch.

Ethiopian history testifies that our ancestors, who rose after the first Christian Emperors, were men and
women who had great zeal and keenness for the Faith of Christ and who did all in their power for its
propagation among our people. Many among them, like Emperor Caleb who lived in the Fifth Century and
Emperor Lalibela and his immediate successors who lived in the Twelfth Century, have been canonized.

When the countries of the Middle East, North East Africa and Asia Minor, where the Gospel was preached
by the Apostles, were over run by and succumbed under a power opposed to the Christian Faith, the
sovereigns and people of Ethiopia, firm in their deep love for the Faith of Christ and supplemented by the
nature of their native land, put up great struggles to preserve Ethiopia as an island of Christianity. Deep is
Our thankfulness to our God for this grace. Numerous are our ancestors, who throughout the centuries
consecrated and sacrificed their lives on the battlefield that Ethiopia might survive strong in her Christian
Faith.

When, after all these worthy predecessors, We assumed the leadership of Our people half a century ago,
We became acutely aware of the magnitude of the sacred trust and responsibility vouchsafed to Us to work
for the glory of God and the continued and lasting welfare of Our people. During the past 50 years not only
did We labour that Our people may lead a better life while on this earth but We also did not spare Our
energy and treasure to develop their spiritual heritage, the value of which no human mind can assess.

We have laboured that the Holy Scriptures and the books left to Us by the Church Fathers be multiplied by
means of modern printing techniques and be distributed to all not only in our modern language, but also in
Geez, our ancient language. Our Ethiopian Orthodox Church, which was cut off for centuries from her fellow
Christian Churches, has joined the World Council of Churches and co-operates in the task of strengthening
the Faith and bringing about Church unity. We have helped and will continue to help the missionaries who
are sent from other lands to preach Gospel to those of Our people who have not come to the knowledge of
God's saving grace. As the unity of the Church is of great concern to Us and, God willing, being hopeful that
this sacred objective might be achieved in our day and age, We were happy to have convened two years
ago a meeting of the Heads of the Oriental Orthodox Churches in Our Capital City of Addis Ababa to
deliberate on ways and means of bringing about harmony and unity in the Church.

We refer to all these only to indicate that this age above all ages is a period in history when it should be our
prime duty to preach the Gospel of Grace to all our fellow men and women. The love shown in Christ by our
God to mankind should constrain all of us who are followers and disciples of Christ to do all in our power
to see to it that the Message of Salvation is carried to those of our fellows for whom Christ Our Saviour was
sacrificed but who have not had the benefit of hearing the good news.

Since nobody can interfere in the realm of God we should tolerate and live side by side with those of other
faiths. However, if the threat is posed we shall not fail to resist with courage any such incursions. We wish
to recall here the spirit of tolerance shown by Our Lord Jesus Christ when He gave forgiveness to all
including those that crucified Him.

In these modern days, there are a multitude of things published in print and broadcast by radio which
captivate the human mind and spirit; many new ideas are disseminated by the learned. Many wonderful
appliances are produced to make life more and more comfortable. The rich powers have passed on from
exploring and exploiting this earth and are vying with each other to explore and conquer the moon and the
planets. Knowledge is increasing in a bewildering manner. All this is good, wonderful and praiseworthy.
But what will be the end of it all? It is Our firm belief that only what the Lord wills will be done. We should
be careful that the results thus achieved by mankind should not meet with the fate of the Tower of Babel,
the handwork of those people of old which came to pieces in their hands. The Apostle Paul says: "The
wisdom of this world is foolishness with God" and "The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise and they
are vain." The reason for this is because generally speaking man makes himself and his wisdom the
beginning and the end of his aim in life, and we are convinced that the end of this is destruction and death.

Our Lord Jesus Christ says: "What has a man profited if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own
soul?" Why did the effort of those who tried to build the Tower of Babel come to nothing? Was it not
because they tried to live apart from their Creator, and because, vaunting themselves in their wisdom, they
tried to build a tower whose top was to reach unto heaven and thus make a name for themselves? It is Our
conviction that all the activities of the children of men which are not guided by the Spirit and counsel of
God will bear no lasting fruit, they will not be acceptable in the sight of the Lord and will therefore come to
nought as the Tower of Babel came to nought.

It is for this reason that the Church of Christ, and especially Christian leaders, have such an enormous
responsibility. However wise or however mighty a person may be, he is like a ship without a rudder if he is
without God. A rudderless ship is at the mercy of the waves and the wind, drifts wherever they take it and if
there arises a whirlwind it is smashed against the rocks and becomes as if it has never existed. It is our firm
belief that a soul without Christ is bound to meet with no better fate.

Therefore 0! Christians, let us arise and, with the spiritual zeal and earnestness which characterized the
Apostles and early Christians, let us labour to lead our brothers and sisters to Our Saviour Jesus, Who only
can give life in its fullest sense.

Source:  Wengy Ntalawe FB Post ~ 21 January at 06:58
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
13
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

H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia opens the 10th Organization of African Unity (OAU) conference
in Addis Ababa. On May 25 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the 32 African states that had achieved
independence at that time agreed to establish the Organization of African Unity (OAU). For this Our
Emperor is known as the Father of The African nations.
1970
02
09
Speech On Marshal Tito's Visit - Feb. 09, 1970
1970
11
02
Emperor Haile Selassie I celebrates forty years as ruler, November 1970
1971
10
 
Emperor Haile Selassie in China, October 1971

Source: https://www.facebook.com/biniam.hirut1/videos/
1557393714314513/
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
06
24
Sunday, June 24, 1973
The Lion of Judah has prevailed
Haile Selassie I, Elect of God
King of Kings of Ethiopia
The Emperor of Ethiopia, Lion of Judah, King of
Kings, Elect of God, Power of the Trinity, Haile
Selassie I was interviewed by Oriana Fallaci in
His Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Fallaci:
Your Majesty, I would like you to tell me
something about yourself. Tell me were you ever a
disobedient youth? But maybe I ought to ask you
first whether you have ever had time to be young,
Your Majesty?

Selassie: We don't understand that question. What
kind of question is that? It is obvious that We have
been young. We weren't born old! We have been a
child, a boy, a youth, an adult, and finally an old
man. Like everyone else. Our Lord the Creator made
us like everyone else. Maybe you wish to know
what kind of youth We were. Well We were a very
serious, very diligent, very obedient youth. We
were sometimes punished, but do you know why?
Because what We were made to study did not seem
enough and We wished to study further. We wanted
to stay on at school after lessons were over. We
were loath to amuse ourselves, to go riding, to play.
We didn't want to waste time on games.

Fallaci: Your Majesty, of all the monarchs still
occupying the thrones you are the one that has
ruled the longest. Moreover, in all age that has seen
the ruinous downfalls of so many kings, you are the
one the only absolute monarchy. Do you ever feel
lonely in a world so different from the one you grew
up in?

Selassie: It is our opinion that the world hasn't
changed at all. We believe that such changes has
modified nothing. We don't ever notice any
differences between monarchies and republics. To
us they appear two substantially similar methods of
governing the nation. Well, tell us,: What is the
difference between a republic and a monarchy?

Fallaci: Actually, your Majesty, I mean to me, it
appears that in republics where democracy reigns
the leader is elected. But in monarchies he isn't.

Selassie: We don't see where the difference lies.

Fallaci: Never mind, Your Majesty. What is your
opinion of democracy?

Selassie: Democracy, republics: What do these
words signify? What have they changed in the
world? Have men become better, more loyal,
kinder? Are the people happier? All goes on as
before, as always. Illusions, illusions. Besides, one
should consider the interest of a nation before
subverting it with words. Democracy is necessary in
some cases and We believe some African peoples
might adopt it. But in other cases it is harmful, a
mistake.

Fallaci: Your Majesty have you ever regretted your
Kingly fate? Have you ever dreamed of living the life
of an ordinary mortal?

Selassie: We don't understand that question. Even
at the hardest, most painful moments, We have
never regretted or cursed our fate. Never. And why
should We have? We were born of royal blood,
authority is ours by Right and since our Lord the
Creator has deemed, We might serve our people as
a Father serves his Son, being a monarch is a great
joy to us. Its what We were born for and what We
have always lived for.

Fallaci: Your Majesty, you are Ethiopia. Its you that
keeps it in hand, that keeps it united. What will
happen when you are no longer there?

Selassie: What do you mean? We do not
understand this question?

Fallaci: When you die, Your Majesty?

Selassie: Ethiopia has existed for 3,000 years. In
fact, it exists ever since the first man appeared on
Earth. My dynasty has ruled since the Queen of
Sheba met King Solomon and a Son was born of
their union. It is a Dynasty that has gone thru the
centuries and will go on for centuries more. A King
is not indispensable, and, besides, my succession is
already ensured. There is a Crown Prince and he
will rule the country when We are no longer there.
This is what We have decided and so it must be.

Fallaci: On the whole, your Majesty, yours has not
been a very a happy life. Those you loved have all
died: your wife, two daughters. You have lost many
of your illusions and many of your dreams. But you
must, I imagine, have accumulated great wisdom,
and of this I ask: How does Haile Selassie view
death?

Selassie: What? View What?

Fallaci: Death your Majesty.

Selassie: Death, Death? Who is this woman? Where
does she come from? What does she want? Enough,
go away, ca suffit! Ca suffit!!

Source: Speaking Rastafari
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
01
19
Happy Epiphany
Timket celebration 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
 
 
 
 
The above chronology compiled by Malchijah, please contact me for updates.
 
1930 -1975
1976 - Current
0001 - 1929
 
 
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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
1930
04
02
Passing of Negus Ras Tafari's
cousin
Her Imperial Majesty
Empress Zewditu
.  Negus Ras
Tafari Makonnen proclaimed
Emperor
Inside the church ~ On the left is
the resting place for
Tayitu (
Emperor Menlik's wife)
Emperor
Menlik
in the middle and his
daughter,
Empress Zewditu on the
right
Source of
references: Joanness
Fey FB Post ~
09-21-2017
Source of reference: Joanness Fey FB Post ~ 09-21-2017
* Please note that sources for
the chronology are from
various sources too
numerous to list.  Give thanks
for all  sources.  

JAH Bless!
Last updated: Jan. 5, 2019