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November

 

Month summary: Ras Tafari Makonnen was crowned as Emperor Haileselassie I and appeared on the cover of Time magazine, Dr. Kebede Michael died, Engidazer Nega died, Prince Alemayehu died, sixty prominent members of the former Emperor Haileselassie imperial administration, including all of the government’s cabinet minsters, were assassinated and a hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 flight number 961 crashed off the Comoros Islands in the Indian Ocean.



 



02 NOVEMBER 1930:

Ras Tafari Makonnen was crowned on this day as Emperor Haileselassie I, Conquering Lion of Judah, King of Kings and Elect of God. The ceremony took place at St. George Cathedral in central Addis Ababa attended by representatives from 12 countries including Prince Henry (son of British King George V and brother to Kings Edward VIII, and George VI), Marshal Franchet d'Esperey of France and the Prince of Udine representing Italy.




03 NOVEMBER 1930:

Time magazine 03 November 1930Ras Tafari Makonnen, who was crowned as Emperor Haileselassie I, Conquering Lion of Judah, King of Kings and Elect of God, a day before on 2 November 1930, appeared on the cover of Time magazine.


Listen to a collage of historical audio clips that give a review of the personality of Emperor Haileselassie and his contributions to Ethiopia
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12 NOVEMBER 1998:

Dr. Kebede Michael died on this day at the age of 82. He was one of the leading intellectuals in the field of education and literature in Ethiopia. He wrote a total of 26 books including a wide range of translations from various languages. From 1940 to 1970, he wrote Amharic school textbooks in which he provided generations of Ethiopian students with enlightening ideas about a wide range of issues and disciplines.




13 NOVEMBER 2004:

Engidazer Nega died on this day at the age of 58.  She is best known in Ethiopia as the mother of comedy. There was no female comedian in Ethiopia that achieved a cult following before her and there hasn’t been any ever since her passing. Engidazer was a teacher for 11 years until she joined the Ethiopian national television in 1979 as a journalist. And after a while, she was presented with an opportunity to follow what her heart was telling her to be – a comedian. She took the opportunity and went along with it and began making so many Ethiopians laugh. She was a natural comedian who could make anyone laugh effortlessly.




14 NOVEMBER 1879
Prince Alemayehu of Ethiopia, who was the son of Emperor Tewodros, died on this day at the age of 18 in England.  The Prince was taken hostage England eleven years earlier after his father committed suicide regarding capture by an invading British army as bringing shame on himself and his country. Prince Alemayehu’s body is still kept at the medieval Windsor Castle in the English county of Berkshire.




23 NOVEMBER 1974:

Sixty prominent members of the former Emperor Haileselassie imperial administration, including all of the government’s cabinet ministers, were assassinated on this day. Two months earlier, Mengistu Hailemariam led a military coup, overthrowing the monarchy and introducing a Soviet-style socialist government.

The execution of the sixty officials was announced on the national radio and the announcement also said that not only were the ex-officials executed, but their bodies had already been buried without the presence of their families. The broadcast also gave warnings against any public display of mourning. It was later revealed that all of the sixty officials were buried in a mass grave.




23 NOVEMBER 1996:

A hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 flight number 961 crashed off the Comoros Islands in the Indian Ocean on this day killing 123 people. The plane was carrying 175 passengers and crew when it was hijacked between Addis Ababa and the Kenyan capital Nairobi.


 

 

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