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Ethiopia - Notable Historical Events

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Ethiopia - Historical Events
Date Event
1332-02-18

Amda Seyon I, Emperor of Ethiopia begins his campaigns in the southern Muslim provinces.

1531-10-28

Battle of Amba Sel: Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi again defeats the army of Lebna Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia. The southern part of Ethiopia falls under Imam Ahmad's control.

1541-07-09

Estevão da Gama departs Massawa, leaving behind 400 matchlock men and 150 slaves under his brother Christovão da Gama, with orders to help the Emperor of Ethiopia defeat Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi who has invaded his Empire.

1542-02-02

Portuguese under Christovão da Gama capture a Moslem-occupied hillfort in northern Ethiopia in the Battle of Baçente.

1561-07-02

Menas, Emperor of Ethiopia, defeats a revolt in Emfraz.

1608-03-18

Susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia.

1842-02-07

Battle of Debre Tabor: Ras Ali Alula, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia defeats warlord Wube Haile Maryam of Semien.

1855-02-11

Kassa Hailu is crowned Tewodros II, Emperor of Ethiopia, by Abuna Salama III in a ceremony at the church of Derasge Maryam.

1872-01-12

Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first imperial coronation in that city in over 200 years.

1895-03-25

Italian troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

1897-06-28

Marquis C de Bonchamps' expedition reaches Gore Ethiopia

1897-09-11

After months of pursuit, generals of Menelik II of Ethiopia capture Gaki Sherocho, the last king of Kaffa, bringing an end to that ancient kingdom.

1906-07-04

Great Britain, France, and Italy declare independence of Ethiopia (Abyssinia), but all lay claim to their own 'spheres of influence' in that land

1914-06-27

US signs treaty of commerce with Ethiopia

1916-09-27

Emperor Lidj Jasu of Ethiopia flees

1916-09-27

Iyasu is proclaimed deposed as ruler of Ethiopia in a palace coup in favor of his aunt Zauditu.

1923-09-28

Abyssinia (Ethiopia) leaves League of Nations

1928-08-02

Benito Mussolini signs peace treaty with Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

1930-04-03

Ras Tafari becomes Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

1930-11-02

Ras (euqiv. Duke) Tafari Makonnen is crowned Haile Selassie I, 225th emperor of Solmonic Dynasty in Ethiopia

1932-04-17

Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery

1935-10-02

Mussolini's Italian army attacks Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

1935-10-03

Italy invades Ethiopia

1935-10-24

Italy invades Ethiopia [10/2]

1935-12-30

Italian bombers destroy Swedish Red Cross unit in Ethiopia

1936-05-01

Emperor Haile Selassie leaves Ethiopia as Italian invades

1936-05-09

Italy takes Addis Abba, annexing Absynnia (Ethiopia)

1940-12-06

Pietro Badoglio resigns as viceroy of Ethiopia

1941-03-07

British troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

1941-05-16

Italian army under Aosta surrenders to Britain at Amba Alagi Ethiopia

1941-05-18

Italian army in Ethiopia under general Aosta surrenders to Britain

1941-11-18

Mussolini's forces leave Abyssinia/Ethiopia

1944-04-04

British troops capture Addis Ababa Ethiopia

1950-11-25

UN gives Eritrea to Ethiopia

1952-09-15

UN turns over Eritrea to Ethiopia

1961-03-31

Aklilou Habtewold becomes 1st premier of Ethiopia

1966-04-21

Emperor Haile Selassie (Ethiopia) visits Kingston Jamaica

1974-03-07

1st general strike in Ethiopia

1974-06-29

Military coup in Ethiopia

1974-09-12

Coup overthrows Emperor Haile Selassie in Ethiopia (National Day)

1974-11-23

60 Ethiopia government officials executed

1974-11-30

Most complete early human skeleton (Lucy, Australopithecus) is discovered by Donald Johanson, Maurice Taieb, Yves Coppens and Tim White in the Middle Awash of Ethiopia's Afar Depression.

1974-12-20

Ethiopia becomes socialist one-party state

1975-03-21

Ethiopia ends monarchy after 3000 years

1975-04-29

Ethiopia nationalizes all land

1977-09-07

Ethiopia drops diplomatic relations with Somalia

1984-09-12

Ethiopia forms socialist republic

1985-01-13

Express train derails in Ethiopia, killing at least 428

1987-09-12

Ethiopia adopts constitution

1988-04-03

Somalia & Ethiopia sign accord about Ogaden desert

1989-04-17

93rd Boston Marathon won by Abebe Mekonen of Ethiopia in 2:09:06

1989-08-07

U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland (D-TX) and 15 others die in a plane crash in Ethiopia.

1991-05-21

Ethiopia's Marxist president (Mengistu Haile Mariam) resigns

1992-07-23

Emperor Haile Selassie, [Ras Tafari Makonnen] of Ethiopia's, funeral

1993-04-23

Eritrea votes to secede from Ethiopia

1993-05-24

Eritrea achieved independence from Ethiopia after 30-year civil war

1994-03-31

Human evolution: The journal Nature reports the finding in Ethiopia of the first complete Australopithecus afarensis skull.

1996-11-17

Time White and T. Assebework discover the first fossils of 2.5 million year old Australopithecus garhi, an ancestor on the human family tree, in Bouri, Middle Awash, Ethiopia

1997-11-20

Yohannes Haile-Selassie discovers the partial skull of a 2.5 million year old human ancestor, confirming and establishing the new species Australopithecus garhi, in Bouri, Middle Awash, Ethiopia

2002-07-09

The African Union is established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The first chairman is Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa.

2005-04-25

The final piece of the Obelisk of Axum is returned to Ethiopia after being stolen by the invading Italian army in 1937.

2012-03-13

19 people are shot dead in a bus attack in Ethiopia

2012-07-28

18 people are killed and 11 injured in ethnic clashes in Ethiopia

2013-10-07

Mulatu Teshome becomes president of Ethiopia

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Ethiopia - Birthdays
Date Event
1471-07-15

Eskender, Emperor of Ethiopia (d. 1494)

1810-01-03

Antoine T d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia) [or Jul 24]

1815-07-24

Antoine T D'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia) [or Jan 3, 1810]

1844-08-17

Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913)

1869-11-11

Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy (1900-46)/Ethiopia

1876-04-29

Zauditu of Ethiopia (d. 1930)

1882-08-11

Rodolfo Graziani, Italian marschal/viceroy of Ethiopia

1892-07-23

Haile Selassie, [Ras Tafari Makonnen], emperor of Ethiopia (1930-74)

1895-12-16

Lidj Jasu, emperor of Ethiopia

1898-10-21

Amedeo duke of Aosta, viceroy of Ethiopia/gov-gen of Ital East-Africa

1916-07-27

Asfa Wossen, Crown prince of Ethiopia/son of emperor Haile Selassi

1931-11-28

Dervla Murphy, travel author (Full Tilt, In Ethiopia with a Mule)

1932-06-12

Mamo Wolde, Ethiopia, marathoner (Olympic-gold-1968)

1944-05-15

Miruts Yifter, Ethiopia, 5K/10K runner (Olympic-gold-1980)

1946-12-30

Patti Smith, Chicago Il, rock vocalist (Radio Ethiopia)

1951-02-10

Zeudi Araya, Asmara Ethiopia, Miss Ethiopia (1969)

1953-09-06

Mohammed Kedir, Ethiopia, 10k runner (Olympic-bronze-1980)

1955-05-09

Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, (d. 2012)

Ethiopia - Deaths
Date Event
1413-10-06

Dawit I, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1382)

1478-11-19

Emperor Baeda Maryam of Ethiopia (b. 1448)

1508-07-31

Na'od, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1494)

1540-09-02

Lebna Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1501)

1559-03-23

Emperor Gelawdewos of Ethiopia (killed in battle) (b. 1521/1522)

1563-02-01

Menas, Emperor of Ethiopia (died of fever)

1597-10-04

Sarsa Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1550)

1632-09-07

Emperor Susenyos of Ethiopia

1667-10-18

Fasilides, Emperor of Ethiopia

1706-10-13

Iyasus the Great, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1682)

1708-07-01

Emperor Tekle Haymanot I of Ethiopia (b. 1706)

1708-09-07

Tekle Haymanot I of Ethiopia

1711-10-14

Tewoflos, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1708)

1773-06-27

Mentewab, dowager Empress of Ethiopia (b. circa 1706)

1779-06-23

Ras Mikael Sehul, warlord of Ethiopia (b. about 1691)

1813-09-13

Hezqeyas of Ethiopia, deposed Emperor of Ethiopia

1817-12-12

Emperor Tekle Giyorgis I of Ethiopia, (b. about 1751)

1818-06-12

Egwale Seyon, Emperor of Ethiopia

1825-05-23

Ras Gugsa of Yejju, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia

1868-04-13

Tewodros II / Theodorus II, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1818) commits suicide

1889-03-12

Yohannes IV, [Kasa], Emperor of Ethiopia (1872-89), dies in battle

1893-11-13

Antoine T d'abbadie, French explorer: Ethiopia, dies at 78

1896-06-02

Gerhard Rohlfs, German explorer (Abbsynia/Ethiopia), dies

1897-03-19

Antoine T d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia), dies at 87

1913-12-12

Emperor Menelek II of Ethiopia (b. 1844)

1913-12-22

Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913), dies at 69

1930-04-01

Zawditu, 1st reigning female monarch of Ethiopia, dies

1930-04-02

Empress Zauditu of Ethiopia (b. 1876)

1935-11-07

Lidj Jasu, emperor of Ethiopia, dies at 39

1942-03-03

Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, viceroy (Ethiopia), dies at 43

1989-08-07

Mickey Leland, (Rep-D-Tx), & 15 others dies in plane crash in Ethiopia

1997-01-17

Asfa Wossen, [Amha Selassie], crown emperor of Ethiopia in exile, dies


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