历史上的今天:2月3日
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Today's Highlight in History:
On February third, 1959, a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, claimed the lives of rock-and-roll stars Buddy1 Holly2, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson.
On this date:
In 1690, the first paper money in America was issued by the colony of Massachusetts. (The currency was used to pay soldiers fighting a war against Quebec.)
In 1783, Spain recognized US independence. In 1809, the territory of Illinois was created. In 1865, President Lincoln and Confederate Vice3 President Alexander H. Stephens held a shipboard peace conference off the Virginia coast. (The talks deadlocked4僵持 over the issue of Southern autonomy自治.) In 1913, the 16th Amendment修正案 to the Constitution, providing for a federal income tax联邦所得税, was ratified批准. In 1916, Canada's original Parliament Buildings, in Ottawa, burned down. In 1917, the United States broke off diplomatic relations with Germany, which had announced a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare潜艇战. In 1924, the 28th president of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, died in Washington at age 68. In 1930, the chief justice of the United States, William Howard Taft, resigned for health reasons. In 1989, Alfredo Stroessner, president of Paraguay巴拉圭 for more than three decades, was overthrown8打倒,推翻 in a military coup9军事政变. Ten years ago: The parliament of Bulgaria elected economist10 Andrei Lukanov to replace a hard-line毫不妥协的,立场坚定的 Communist as premier11. Five years ago: The space shuttle "Discovery" blasted off发射升空 with a woman, Air Force Lieutenant12 Colonel Eileen Collins, in the pilot's seat for the first time in NASA history. At the O.J. Simpson trial in Los Angeles, prosecution13 witness Denise Brown wept on the stand as she described the humiliation14 and abuse of her sister, Nicole Brown Simpson, at the hands of the former football star. One year ago: The Clinton administration told Congress a NATO-led peacekeeping force维和部队 could be needed in Kosovo科索沃 for three to five years and might include up to 4,000 American troops.


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1 buddy 3xGz0E     
n.(美口)密友,伙伴
参考例句:
  1. Calm down,buddy.What's the trouble?压压气,老兄。有什么麻烦吗?
  2. Get out of my way,buddy!别挡道了,你这家伙!
2 holly hrdzTt     
n.[植]冬青属灌木
参考例句:
  1. I recently acquired some wood from a holly tree.最近我从一棵冬青树上弄了些木料。
  2. People often decorate their houses with holly at Christmas.人们总是在圣诞节时用冬青来装饰房屋。
3 vice NU0zQ     
n.坏事;恶习;[pl.]台钳,老虎钳;adj.副的
参考例句:
  1. He guarded himself against vice.他避免染上坏习惯。
  2. They are sunk in the depth of vice.他们堕入了罪恶的深渊。
4 deadlocked 64307541978e39468a60c1da7fb7ba83     
陷入僵局的;僵持不下的
参考例句:
  1. The plan deadlocked over the funds. 这个计划由于经费问题而搁浅了。
  2. The meeting deadlocked over the wage issue. 会议因工资问题而停顿下来。
5 amendment Mx8zY     
n.改正,修正,改善,修正案
参考例句:
  1. The amendment was rejected by 207 voters to 143.这项修正案以207票对143票被否决。
  2. The Opposition has tabled an amendment to the bill.反对党已经就该议案提交了一项修正条款。
6 ratified 307141b60a4e10c8e00fe98bc499667a     
v.批准,签认(合约等)( ratify的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  1. The treaty was declared invalid because it had not been ratified. 条约没有得到批准,因此被宣布无效。
  2. The treaty was ratified by all the member states. 这个条约得到了所有成员国的批准。
7 warfare XhVwZ     
n.战争(状态);斗争;冲突
参考例句:
  1. He addressed the audience on the subject of atomic warfare.他向听众演讲有关原子战争的问题。
  2. Their struggle consists mainly in peasant guerrilla warfare.他们的斗争主要是农民游击战。
8 overthrown 1e19c245f384e53a42f4faa000742c18     
adj. 打翻的,推倒的,倾覆的 动词overthrow的过去分词
参考例句:
  1. The president was overthrown in a military coup. 总统在军事政变中被赶下台。
  2. He has overthrown the basic standards of morality. 他已摒弃了基本的道德标准。
9 coup co5z4     
n.政变;突然而成功的行动
参考例句:
  1. The monarch was ousted by a military coup.那君主被军事政变者废黜了。
  2. That government was overthrown in a military coup three years ago.那个政府在3年前的军事政变中被推翻。
10 economist AuhzVs     
n.经济学家,经济专家,节俭的人
参考例句:
  1. He cast a professional economist's eyes on the problem.他以经济学行家的眼光审视这个问题。
  2. He's an economist who thinks he knows all the answers.他是个经济学家,自以为什么都懂。
11 premier R19z3     
adj.首要的;n.总理,首相
参考例句:
  1. The Irish Premier is paying an official visit to Britain.爱尔兰总理正在对英国进行正式访问。
  2. He requested that the premier grant him an internview.他要求那位总理接见他一次。
12 lieutenant X3GyG     
n.陆军中尉,海军上尉;代理官员,副职官员
参考例句:
  1. He was promoted to be a lieutenant in the army.他被提升为陆军中尉。
  2. He prevailed on the lieutenant to send in a short note.他说动那个副官,递上了一张简短的便条进去。
13 prosecution uBWyL     
n.起诉,告发,检举,执行,经营
参考例句:
  1. The Smiths brought a prosecution against the organizers.史密斯家对组织者们提出起诉。
  2. He attempts to rebut the assertion made by the prosecution witness.他试图反驳原告方证人所作的断言。
14 humiliation Jd3zW     
n.羞辱
参考例句:
  1. He suffered the humiliation of being forced to ask for his cards.他蒙受了被迫要求辞职的羞辱。
  2. He will wish to revenge his humiliation in last Season's Final.他会为在上个季度的决赛中所受的耻辱而报复的。
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