Hallie Selassie Is Born On This Day!July 23, 2015
TODAY in HISTORY: July 23, 1892On this day in 1892, His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia was born. Selassie who was a member of the Solomonic dynasty, was Ethiopia's regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. Among the Rastafari movement, Selassie is believed to be the returned messiah of the Bible, God incarnate who would lead a future golden age of eternal peace, righteousness, and prosperity.
Selassie's visit to Kingston, Jamaica back in 1966 was a historical event in the development of the Rastafarian movement, making the religion more acceptable and later paving the way for the commercialization of Reggae music! Selassie is a defining figure in both Ethiopian and African history. He's also known for facilitating Ethiopia's entrance into the United Nations. The legendary leader would have been 123 years old today! Source: Biography.com/Wikipedia.com
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