This Day In History
This Day In History
Sunday, May 31, 2020


Peter Tosh

Peter Tosh
(October 19, 1944 - September 11, 1987)
Peter Tosh, born Winston Hubert McIntosh, was a Jamaican reggae musician who was a core member of the band The Wailers (1963–1974), and who afterward had a successful solo career as well as being a promoter of Rastafari.
Wailers, reggae, Jamaica

January 14, 1907

An earthquake in Kingston,...
An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than 1,000. The 1907 Kingston earthquake which shook the capital of the island of Jamaica with a magnitude of 6.5 on the moment magnitude scale on Monday January 14th, at about 3:30 pm local time (21:36 UTC), was considered by many writers of that time one of the world's deadliest earthquakes recorded in history. Every building in Kingston was damaged by the earthquake and subsequent fires, which lasted for three hours before any efforts were made to check them, culminated in the death of 800 to 1,000 people, and left approximately 10,000 homeless and $25,000,000 in material damage. Shortly after, a tsunami was reported on the north coast of Jamaica, with a maximum wave height of about 2 m (6-8 ft)
earthquake, Kingston, Jamaica

April 21, 1966

Haile Selassie of Ethiopia...
Haile Selassie of Ethiopia visits Jamaica, an event now celebrated as Grounation Day. Grounation Day (April 21) is an important Rastafarian holy day, and second after Coronation Day (November 2). It is celebrated in honor of Haile Selassie's 1966 visit to Jamaica.
Rastafari movement, Grounation Day, Jamaica
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