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1974 in Ethiopia

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See also:Other events of 1974
Timeline of Ethiopian history

The following lists events that happened during 1974 in Ethiopia.



Ethiopian Revolution

  • 12 January – the Ethiopian Revolution begun when Ethiopian soldiers rebelled in Negele Borana.[1]
  • 18 February – Nationwide protests surged in Addis Ababa by students, teachers, workers, taxi drivers and white collar workers.[1]
  • 28 April – by order of Haile Selassie asked Prime Minister Aklilu Habte-Wold to resign from office and instead installed liberal aristocrat Endelkachew Mekonnen as the new Prime Minister.[1]
  • June – the Coordinating Committee of the Armed Forces, also known as the Derg, established to seize the power of the emperor.[1]
  • 22 July – Endalkachew resigned replaced by Mikael Imru, a progressive aristocrat.[1]
  • 1 August – Endalkachew was arrested by the Derg.[1]
  • 12 September – Coup d'état of Haile Selassie resulted his imprisonment at National Palace in Addis Ababa, stayed until his death on 27 August 1975.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g Gupta, Vijay (1978). "THE ETHIOPIAN REVOLUTION: CAUSES AND RESULTS". India Quarterly. 34 (2): 158–174. ISSN 0974-9284.
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