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1960 in Ethiopia


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Timeline of Ethiopian history

The following lists events that happened during 1960 in Ethiopia.





  • December 13 - While Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia was visiting Brazil, his Imperial Bodyguard staged a coup d'etat, taking many of the Imperial staff hostage, including Crown Prince Asfa Wossen, who was proclaimed as King (rather than Emperor). The coup failed within a few days, and Haile Selassie reigned as emperor until another coup in 1974.[2]


  1. ^ David H. Shinn and Thomas P. Ofcansky, Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia (Scarecrow Press, 2004) p141
  2. ^ Saheed A. Adejumobi, The History of Ethiopia (Greenwood Press, 2006) p102
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