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Month summary: Fascist Italy started attacking Ethiopia, Emperor Haileselassie gave his famous speech at the United Nations and athlete Abebe Bikilla won the Men's Marathon of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.



03 OCTOBER 1935:
Fascist Italy started attacking Ethiopia following Mussolini’s declaration of war on Ethiopia on 02 October 1935.

06 OCTOBER 1897:

The Ethiopian national flag was introduced for the first time on this day following the victory of the Battle of Adwa under the leadership of Emperor Minilik and remains the only legitimate flag of Ethiopia.


06 OCTOBER 1963:

Emperor Haileselassie gave his famous speech to representatives of the world at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on this day. The speech was mainly about the issues of racism and the Emperor said:


“…Until the colour of a man's skin is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes; That until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race; That until that day, the dream of lasting peace and world citizenship and the rule of international morality will remain but a fleeting illusion, to be pursued but never attained…”


The speech was later popularised by reggae singer Bob Marley in his 1976 song War.

24 OCTOBER 1964:
Athlete Abebe Bikilla became the first athlete in the world to win back-to-back Olympic marathon titles when won the race entering the finish line in 2 hours, 12 minutes and 11.2 seconds at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.



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