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Archive for August 7th, 2013

History Shall Repeat Itself

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 7, 2013

AppealToday is Wednesday, Aug. 7, the 219th (2+1+9= 12=Ethiopian New Year’s Day (September, on a leap year) day of 2013. There are 146 (1+4+6= 11= September, Ethiopian New Year’s Day) days left in the year.

In 1989, a plane carrying U.S. Rep. Mickey Leland, D-Texas, and 14 others disappeared over Ethiopia. (The wreckage of the plane was found six days later; there were no survivors.)

In 1998, terrorist bombs at U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania killed 224 people, including 12 Americans. Any connection to today’s huge fire that has ravaged the main international airport in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi?

What else?

In 1932 , Abebe Bikila, the great Ethiopian marathon runner (Olympic-gold-1960, 64) was born today. Thanks, AB!

South African actress Charlize Theron is 38 (3 + 8= 11) Happy Birth Day!

Marathon runner Alberto Salazar is 55. ! Salazar has worked with the doping disgraced, Lance Armstrong, is now coaching the Somali-born Mo Farah who won gold medals in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters for Britain in the 2012 London Olympics. Mo ‘dop’ Farah is also working with American sprint coach John Smith, who has been linked to the BALCO drugs factory in California, which was at the center of one of the biggest scandals to hit the athletics sport.  Happy Doping day

Thought for today: It is foolhardy to start a fire just to see the flames (Ethiopian proverb)


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