Ethiopia: This day in history

Nairobi (HAN) September 12, 2015 – Public Diplomacy and Regional Security. Today is Saturday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2015. There are 110 days left in the year.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Linda Gray is 75. Singer Maria Muldaur is 73. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is 59. Actress Rachel Ward is 58. Former senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts is 56. Actor-comedian Louis C.K. is 48. Basketball player Yao Ming is 35. Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson is 34. Actor Alfie Allen (TV: ‘‘Game of Thrones”) is 29. Actress Actor Colin Ford is 19.

In 1938, Adolf Hitler demanded the right of self-determination for the Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia.

In 1953, Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island.

In 1960, Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy addressed questions about his Roman Catholic faith, telling a Southern Baptist group, ‘‘I do not speak for my church on public matters, and the church does not speak for me.’’

In 1974, Emperor Haile Selassie was deposed by Ethiopia’s military after ruling for 58 years.

In 1977, South African black student leader Steve Biko died while in police custody, triggering an international outcry.

In 2000, Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first first lady to win an election as she claimed victory in the New York Democratic Senate primary.

In 2010, Lady Gaga swept the MTV Video Music Awards with eight wins, wearing a dress made of meat as she accepted the video of the year award for ‘‘Bad Romance.’’