Monthly Archives: May 2013

Today the birthday of the proper noun Ethiopianism?

———————————————————– — On this date on March 7, 1775, British whip party politician and historian Horace Walpole wrote “There may come a time, however, when I may wash my Ethiopianism white, but that time I never wish to live to … Continue reading

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Abyssinia, Henry

— On this date on March 18, 1975 the award winning American television comedy classic M.A.S.H ended its season finale, and maybe its most controversial episode of its third season entitled “Abysinnia, Henry”. It was considered a shocking surprise end … Continue reading

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Mexican Ethiopian Embassy Massacre Remember

On March 18, 1969, horror and tragedy befell the Ethiopian Embassy in Mexico city. The Associated Press described chaos when an Ethiopian employee at the Embassy went on a shooting rampage , killing three and wounding six. One of those … Continue reading

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The Walelign Legacy

— Today is the birthday of the late Walelign Mekonnen “Kassa”, born on this date on March 22, 1945 in Debresina Wollo. Walelign is regarded as one of the most controversial yet celebrated names during Ethiopia’s 1960s-1970s student movements that … Continue reading

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Say What?

————- Would you believe Turkish folk still regard Ethiopia as Habesistan , reports Wikipedia. Here is an interesting list of different spellings of Ethiopia in other languages . Etioopia , Abesistan , Ithiyupya , ITopiya , Aethiopia , Itiopias , … Continue reading

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Will the real dead Menelik please stand up

—————————————— Once again this past week(March 24) I posted a news report from the New York Times—this time dated March 24, 1910–that Ethiopian Emperor an ailing Menelik was near death. For the past year I regularly post or see similar … Continue reading

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Legendary influence on Ethiopia Remembered

————————————————— — On this date in 1958, William Christopher Handy, considered the “Father of the Blues”, succumbed to pneumonia. Born November 16, 1873 in Florence, Alabama. Handy received wide recognition for his 1918 classic “St. Louis Blues” which would be … Continue reading

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