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Daemon
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Haile Selassie's Birthday

Haile Selassie I (1892-1975), emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974, was born Tafari Makonnen; he became Prince (or Ras) Tafari in 1916. Among the Jamaicans known as Rastafarians, Selassie was believed to be the Messiah, and Ethiopia was identified with heaven. Ethiopians still celebrate Haile Selassie's birthday. During the years of his reign as emperor, Selassie would stand on the balcony of his palace in Addis Ababa and greet the thousands of well-wishers who gathered there on his birthday. More...
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I did not know it was a religion.
TheParser
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Many of us elderly people remember seeing film of his standing in front of the League of Nations and asking for help to protect his country from Italian invaders.

Pro-invasion members of the audience booed and hissed at him.

His Majesty remained calm and dignified in the face of such boorish behavior.

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Interesting person. Never heard of him before. He is for sure not the Messiah whom many have been waiting for.
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Enjoy your party Rasta,s Dancing
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Happy Birthday His Imperial Majesty!!

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