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Emperor Haile Selassi's Birthday

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This is the birthday of Haile Selassie I who was born as Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael. 

He was the heir to a dynasty that goes as far back as King Solomon and Queen Makeda, Empress of Axum, who was also known as


the Queen of Sheba.

Haile Selassie was Ethiopia's regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. 

Haile Selassie is a defining figure in both Ethiopian and African history.  The Rastafarmi movement started in Jamaica in the 1930s. 

The followers of the Rastafari movement, estimated at between 200,000 and 800,000.

He was a member of the Ethiopian Orthodox Christian Church throughout his life.

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