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On this day, in the year of our lord 1519, the City of Panama was founded, becoming one of the oldest Crown settlements in the America

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2001, A former butler to Princess Diana, Paul Burrell was charged with stealing hundreds of items from her.

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1483 The date on which the two sons of King Edward IV , are believed to have been murdered in the Tower of London. 2000 Prince William passes three A-levels and secures a place to study History of Art at St. Andrew's University. Scotland.

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1227 Genghis Khan, the Mongol Emperor died after falling from his horse.

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1485 King Richard III was killed as he vainly tried to reach the usurper Henry Tudor at the battle of Bosworth field.  1642 The Civil war in England began.

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On this day in 1572, the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre took place.


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On this day, AD 1537, the Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving Regiment in HM's Forces, received a Royal Charter from HM King Henry VIII.

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August 25

the numbers are a little funny, don't you think?

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'I see no reason that we should celebrate men who were traitors to their God and their King.'
-Jovan-Marya Weismiller

"I don't give a damn if you belittle republican democracy, profit at expense of the nation, or deceive the people. But i wont allow you to soil the Kaiser's dignity with your filthy, feces filled tongue.
I've neither served nor rebelled against a Kaiser who would be insulted by the likes of you!."
-Oskar von Reuental
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1346 – The Battle of Crécy during the Hundred Years’ War, sees the deaths in combat of Louis of Flanders, the comte de Luxembourg, the duc de Lorraine and Charles II d’Alençon   

 

1469 – Birth of the Crown Prince of The Naples, future King Ferrandino II, to King Alphonso II and his queen, Hippolyta-María Sforza

 

1534 – The last recorded reference, in the letters of Savoyard diplomat Eustace Chapuys, of the second pregnancy of Queen Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s second wife. The queen-consort was then on Summer Progress and no subsequent announcement concerning her undoubted miscarriage were ever made. It is hypothesised that the child, born very close to its time, was a son.

 

1551 – Death of 45 year-old Queen Margareta Leijonhufvud, queen-consort of Sweden and wife of King Gustav I. Despite her husband’s zealous support for the Reformation, she herself remained a lifelong Catholic.

 

1819 – Birth of Franz-Augustus-Karl-Albert-Emmanuel von Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, better known to history as “Prince Albert,” future Prince Consort of Great Britain and Ireland, at Schloss Rosenau, Coburg, to Ernst III, duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfield, and his duchess, Luisa von Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. One of his godfathers was Franz I, emperor of Austria.

 

1944 – Birth of the current duke of Gloucester, Richard, to Prince Henry and Princess Alice

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August 27 - The Day of the Ethiopian Regicide
On this day, August 27, 1975, Emperor Haile Selassie I, Elect of God, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, King of Kings of Ethiopia, was killed at his place of imprisonment, within the precincts of the Menelik Palace in Addis Ababa.  The night before, his valet and his personal page who had been staying with him in his rooms since his arrest, were ordered by his guards to remove themselves and sleep elsewhere.  When told that his servants were being removed for the night, the Emperor, certain that he was to die, turned to the wall of his room that faced the Church of Kidane Meheret (Our Lady Covenant of Mercy) in the palace grounds, and is said to have said "May these tears judge if I have wronged my country", and wiping his tears from his eyes flicked them on the wall.  The following morning, the returning servants found the Emperor dead in his bed.  They would testify that his face had darkened considerably, and that there was a strong smell of ether in the room.  It is believed that he was suffocated during the course of the night with an ether soaked pillow.

The servants informed the guards of the Emperor's death, and then sat ouside the entrance to the house holding their heads, when Junta leaders, the then first and second vice-chairmen (and real powers) of the Derg, Colonels Mengistu Haile Mariam and Atnafu Abate arrived and went into the room chatting casually, to look upon the dead monarch.  The servants noted the lack of suprise and complete casualness of the two.

At the noon news broadcast of Radio Ethiopia, the death of "the ex-monarch" Haile Selassie I was announced to the nation.  The government stated that he died from complications of his recent prostate surgery, and because the authorities had attempted and failed to reach his doctor.  Almost immediately, Dr. Asrat Wodeyes, the Emperor's personal doctor, and the man who had carried out the prostate surgery publicly announced that the Emperor had completely recovered from his surgery, and was in perfect health just days before.  He also stated that he had been at his home the entire day, and had never been contacted by anyone in regard to the Emperor exposing the lies of the Derg.

Later that afternoon, the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Abune Tewophilos (Theophilos), arrived at the Imperial Palace along with two Archbishops and asked to speak to Mengistu Haile Mariam.  Mengistu himself has stated that the Patriarch asked him to give him the Emperor's body and that he and the bishops of the Orthodox Church would quietly conduct a private funeral and place the Emperor's body in the sarcophagus that the Emperor had prepared for himself in the north transcept of Holy Trinity Cathedral.  He promised that only he and the bishops would be present and that there would be no public announcement.  Mengistu offered to get back to the Patriarch later in the day.  Late in the day, Mengistu called the Patriarch and informed him that the Derg refused to hand over the remains of the Emperor.

Late that night, a deep pit was dug outside the office of Mengistu Haile Mariam on the grounds of the Menelik Palace.  The body of Haile Selassie was wrapped in an old blanket, tied with a rope and placed in this hole as Mengistu watched smoking a cigarette.  Mengistu ordered him buried upright to symbolically deny him rest.  He then ordered a latrine to be built over the site of the grave.

What happened to the other players in this story?  The Emperor's servants were ordered to keep quiet about all the events surrounding the death of the Emperor and sent away.  They were warned that speaking about the circumstances would result in their deaths.  Patriarch Abune Tewophilos was arrested in 1976, and brutally executed in 1977 and would also be buried in a secret grave.  His remains would be found and reburied with pomp in 1991 after the fall of the Derg regime.  Colonels Mengistu Haile Mariam and Atnafu Abate had a major falling out, and Atnafu Abate was accused of attempting to overthrow and murder Mengistu.  He was executed in 1977.  Dr. Asrat Woldeyes was quickly sent to the Eritrean war front to treat soldiers as punishment for his outspokeness and possibly in the hopes that he would be killed in the war zone.  He survived the war and the Derg, emerging to lead the All Amhara Peoples Organization, a conservative political party opposing the leftist EPRDF regime that overthrew the Derg in 1991.  The EPRDF arrested him and placed him in prison for his political views, but allowed him out of prison in order that he could testify in court against the Derg in regard to the murder of the Emperor whom he continued to revere. He died in 1998 and tens of thousands thronged his funeral in Addis Ababa.  Mengistu Haile Mariam ruled Ethiopia with an iron fist, first as the power behind the titular Chairman of the Derg from 1974 to 1977, as Chairman of the Derg from 1977 until 1987, and then as President of the Peoples Republic of Ethiopia and General Secretary of the Workers Party from 1987 until 1991.  He presided over a period of political bloodshed, famine, economic collapse, civil war, and abject misery across the land. He fled Addis Ababa as the EPRDF forces closed in, and went into exile in Zimbabwe where he lives comfortably as the guest of his friend Robert Mugabe.

Emperor Haile Selassie's remains were reburied at Holy Trinity Cathedral on November 7, 2000.  A link to my website about the funeral is below.

 http://www.angelfire.com/ny/ethiocrown/nov2nd.html

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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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I didn't say it was happy, but it is relevant.

And on today's matter, death to all those who commit regicide!

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They dare to bury the Lion of Ethiopia under a letrine, those communist bastards!

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'I see no reason that we should celebrate men who were traitors to their God and their King.'
-Jovan-Marya Weismiller

"I don't give a damn if you belittle republican democracy, profit at expense of the nation, or deceive the people. But i wont allow you to soil the Kaiser's dignity with your filthy, feces filled tongue.
I've neither served nor rebelled against a Kaiser who would be insulted by the likes of you!."
-Oskar von Reuental


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 Beautiful pictures Ethiomonarchist.

God restore the House of Solomon.

May His Majesty rest in peace.
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On the day that the Emperor's remains were being dug up in 1991, I was sitting in the office of the then Archbishop Abune Paulos (Now Patriarch Abune Paulos) in New York City.  He said to me sadly, "Those not worthy of tying His Majesties shoes buried him beneith their latrine"


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The Lion of Judah hath prevailed.

Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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