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Throwback : U.S President And Emperor Of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I, Ride In Presidential Limousine  

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U.S President John F. Kennedy and Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I, ride in Lincoln Continental convertible presidential limousine.

Haile Selassie I, the Emperor of Ethiopia, is revered as the returned messiah of the Bible, God incarnate.

On November 22 1963, 7 weeks after Selassie’s visit, US President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot in his open-topped unarmoured Lincoln Continental in Dallas, Texas, during a presidential motorcade.

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Haile Selassie I, born Lij Tafari Makonnen, was a Emperor the Ethiopian Empire from 1930 to 1974.

Among the Rastafari movement, whose followers are estimated to number between 700,000 and one million, he is revered as the returned messiah of the Bible, God incarnate.

Beginning in Jamaica in the 1930s, the Rastafari movement perceived Selassie as a messianic figure who will lead a future golden age of eternal peace, righteousness, and prosperity.

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John F. Kennedy and Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I, ride in Lincoln Continental convertible presidential limousine

On October 1, 1963, the Emperor Haile Selassie visited the U.S President John F. Kennedy in Washington, D.C.

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U.S President John F. Kennedy and Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I, rode in the Lincoln Continental convertible presidential limousine during a motorcade from Union Station to Blair House in honor of Emperor Selassie’s arrival.

Crowds were seen lined up at the Pennsylvania Avenue.

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A month later, on November 22 1963, US President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot in his open-topped unarmoured Lincoln Continental in Dallas, Texas, during a presidential motorcade.

The assassination of John F. Kennedy led to a total rethink of how the presidential cars are designed.

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On November 22 1963, 7 weeks after Selassie’s visit, US President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot in his open-topped unarmoured Lincoln Continental in Dallas, Texas, during a presidential motorcade.

Haile Selassie I

Throughout his life, Haile Selassie I was an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian.

The 1973 famine in Ethiopia led to Selassie’s removal from the throne. He died on 27 August 1975 at age 83 following a coup d’état.





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