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Today's Highlight in History:
On February 18th, 1861, Jefferson Davis was sworn in as president of the Confederate States of America(美利坚联盟国) in Montgomery, Alabama.

On this date:
In 1516, Mary Tudor, the Queen of England popularly known as "Bloody1 Mary," was born in Greenwich Palace.

In 1546, Martin Luther, leader of the Protestant Reformation in Germany, died.

In 1564, the artist Michelangelo(米开朗基罗) died in Rome.

In 1885, Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" was published in the US for the first time.

In 1930, the ninth planet of our solar system, Pluto2(冥王星) , was discovered.

In 1960, the Eighth Winter Olympic Games were formally opened in Squaw Valley, California, by Vice3 President Nixon.

In 1970, the Chicago Seven defendants4 were found innocent of conspiring5 to incite6(煽动,激励) riots(暴动,骚乱) at the 1968 Democratic national convention(大会,协定) .

In 1972, the California Supreme7 Court struck down(击倒,驳回) the state's death penalty.

In 1977, the space shuttle "Enterprise," sitting atop a Boeing 747, went on its maiden8 "flight" above the Mojave Desert(黄哈韦沙漠) .

In 1988, Anthony M. Kennedy was sworn in as the 104th justice of the US Supreme Court.

Ten years ago: In general elections, Japan's conservative governing party held onto its 34-year-old majority in the Parliament's lower house.

Five years ago: The NAACP replaced veteran chairman William Gibson with Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of slain9 civil rights leader Medgar Evers, after the rank-and-file(一般大众的) declared no confidence in Gibson's leadership.

One year ago: The Clinton administration warned Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic to choose peace with ethnic10 Albanians in Kosovo, or face a devastating11(毁灭性的,全然的) military strike.


1 bloody kWHza     
  • He got a bloody nose in the fight.他在打斗中被打得鼻子流血。
  • He is a bloody fool.他是一个十足的笨蛋。
2 Pluto wu0yF     
  • Pluto is the furthest planet from the sun.冥王星是离太阳最远的行星。
  • Pluto has an elliptic orbit.冥王星的轨道是椭圆形的。
3 vice NU0zQ     
  • He guarded himself against vice.他避免染上坏习惯。
  • They are sunk in the depth of vice.他们堕入了罪恶的深渊。
4 defendants 7d469c27ef878c3ccf7daf5b6ab392dc     
被告( defendant的名词复数 )
  • The courts heard that the six defendants had been coerced into making a confession. 法官审判时发现6位被告人曾被迫承认罪行。
  • As in courts, the defendants are represented by legal counsel. 与法院相同,被告有辩护律师作为代表。 来自英汉非文学 - 政府文件
5 conspiring 6ea0abd4b4aba2784a9aa29dd5b24fa0     
密谋( conspire的现在分词 ); 搞阴谋; (事件等)巧合; 共同导致
  • They were accused of conspiring against the king. 他们被指控阴谋反对国王。
  • John Brown and his associates were tried for conspiring to overthrow the slave states. 约翰·布朗和他的合伙者们由于密谋推翻实行奴隶制度的美国各州而被审讯。
6 incite kx4yv     
  • I wanted to point out he was a very good speaker, and could incite a crowd.我想说明他曾是一个非常出色的演讲家,非?;岬鞫褐诘那樾?。
  • Just a few words will incite him into action.他只需几句话一将,就会干。
7 supreme PHqzc     
  • It was the supreme moment in his life.那是他一生中最重要的时刻。
  • He handed up the indictment to the supreme court.他把起诉书送交最高法院。
8 maiden yRpz7     
  • The prince fell in love with a fair young maiden.王子爱上了一位年轻美丽的少女。
  • The aircraft makes its maiden flight tomorrow.这架飞机明天首航。
9 slain slain     
杀死,宰杀,杀戮( slay的过去分词 ); (slay的过去分词)
  • The soldiers slain in the battle were burried that night. 在那天夜晚埋葬了在战斗中牺牲了的战士。
  • His boy was dead, slain by the hand of the false Amulius. 他的儿子被奸诈的阿缪利乌斯杀死了。
10 ethnic jiAz3     
  • This music would sound more ethnic if you played it in steel drums.如果你用钢鼓演奏,这首乐曲将更具民族特色。
  • The plan is likely only to aggravate ethnic frictions.这一方案很有可能只会加剧种族冲突。
11 devastating muOzlG     
  • It is the most devastating storm in 20 years.这是20年来破坏性最大的风暴。
  • Affairs do have a devastating effect on marriages.婚外情确实会对婚姻造成毁灭性的影响。
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