July 23, 1892 — Haile Selassie I born

Born Tafari Makonnen, Haile Selassie I could trace his descent through the royal house of Ethiopia back the 13th century CE, and beyond that, to legendary claims of being the descendant of King Solomon of Israel and the Queen of Sheba. He ruled Ethiopia from 1916 until 1972 (as Regent until 1930, and as Emperor thereafter) and was one of the most respected statesman in the world – and also venerated as the Messiah by Rastafarians.

He was a staunch opponent of the Axis powers in World War Two, and was famously the first leader to return to his liberated nation after the invaders were repulsed. He led Ethiopia into the League of Nations and later the United Nations, and was a strong proponent of multilateralism and of the prosecution of war crimes.

Haile Selassie in full dress (cropped).jpg
By unknown; according to <a rel=”nofollow” class=”external autonumber” href=”http://www.icollector.com/Haile-Selassie_i13825459″>[1]</a> and <a rel=”nofollow” class=”external autonumber” href=”http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/651135″>[2]</a> an official portrait of which b/w copies were distributed by the Ethiopian government – <a rel=”nofollow” class=”external free” href=”https://www.pinterest.com/pin/394416879836603435/”>http://www.pinterest.com/pin/394416879836603435/</a> (via <a rel=”nofollow” class=”external free” href=”https://www.pinterest.com/pin/55169164157483842/”>http://www.pinterest.com/pin/55169164157483842/</a>). Original source unknown., Public Domain, Link

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Born fe Rebel — Steel Pulse

August 4, 1892 — Lizzie Borden murders her parents

They say she done all of ’em in.

They say she done it with an axe.

They are, in this case, probably right. Certainly someone murdered Andrew and Abby Borden with an axe, in their own home, when Lizzie was the only other person who could have been in the house at the time. But was she?

At her trial, she was acquitted, largely due to lack of evidence (although her father’s unpopularity in the community may also have been a factor). And there were other reasonably credible suspects (such as the family maid). At this late date, we’ll probably never know.