Monthly Archives: October 2012

Ethiopian Memoriam: Turbo Tumo

Ethiopian Memoriam ———————– — On this date on October 29, 2008, Ethiopia suffered the loss of one of its famed runners of the 1990s, Turbo Tumo.   Tumo was among nineteen people killed in an automobile accident between Ad… dis … Continue reading

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“A strange thing happened on the way to the forum”

“A strange thing happened on the way to the forum” —————————————————————— A Legacy Moment in US-Ethiopia Relations – 1903 ——————————————————————- — On this date on September 24, 1923, African-American entreprenuer William Henry Ellis was reported to have passed away at … Continue reading

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Mamo in Mexico

On this date on October 20th,1968, Ethiopia continued to set world records in the sport of running when its citizen runner Mamo Wolde won the gold medal at the 1968 Mexico city Olympics in the marathon competition. Wolde became the … Continue reading

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Ten Mentions of Famines in Ethiopian History

Ten Mentions of Famines in Ethiopian History ——————————————————- — At the turn of the first millenium (source needs to be found again) I discovered a story that Ethiopia had briefly severed its relations with the the Egyptian Coptic Church. A … Continue reading

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Six Interesting Tidbits regarding Ethiopia & the United Nations

Six Interesting Tidbits regarding Ethiopia & the United Nations ———————————————————————- — Ethiopia was among the 50 founding members that signed the United Nation into being in San Francisco on June 26, 1945. — On November  21, 1949, Ethiopian voted solo … Continue reading

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Metfo Buna — Was Emperor Tewodros II Poisoned?

Metfo Buna — Was Emperor Tewodros II Poisoned? ————————————————————- —  Today’s tidbit in regards to the death on this date in 1867 of Abuna Salema III, who was imprisoned by Emperor Tewodros(a once close companion)  raises an opportunity to discuss … Continue reading

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Bula, Gersha, Fikir

      Bula, Gersha, & Fikir    

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