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What Happened on August 17, 1844

Famous Birthdays

Menelik II

Menelik II, Emperor of Ethiopia (1889-1913) and Negus/King of Shewa (1866–89), born in Angolalla, Ethiopia (d. 1913)

1844 Highlights

About August 17, 1844

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 177 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo