历史上的今天:2月5日
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Today's Highlight in History:
On February fifth, 1937, President Roosevelt proposed increasing the number of Supreme1 Court justices; critics charged Roosevelt was attempting to "pack" the court.
On this date:
In 1783, Sweden recognized the independence of the United States.
In 1881, Phoenix2, Arizona, was incorporated. In 1887, Verdi's opera "Otello" premiered(初次公演) at La Scala. In 1917, Congress passed, over President Wilson's veto(否决权) , an immigration act severely3 curtailing4(剪短,缩减) the influx5(流入,汇集) of Asians. In 1917, Mexico's constitution was adopted. In 1940, Glenn Miller6 and his orchestra(管弦乐队) recorded "Tuxedo7 Junction8" for RCA Victor's "Bluebird" label. In 1958, Gamel Abdel Nasser was formally nominated to become the first president of the new United Arab Republic. In 1962, French President Charles De Gaulle called for Algeria's independence. In 1988, the Arizona House impeached9(弹劾,控告) Governor Evan Mecham, setting the stage for his trial and conviction(定罪,确信) in the state Senate. In 1994, white separatist Byron De La Beckwith was convicted in Jackson, Mississippi, of murdering civil rights leader Medgar Evers in 1963, and was immediately sentenced to life in prison. Ten years ago: Soviet10 leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev told the Communist Party it had to give up its unchallenged(未引起争议的,不回避的) right to rule in favor of earning that right, instead of taking it for granted. Five years ago: The White House and congressional Republicans drew battle lines over President Clinton's $1.61 trillion budget, with Republicans accusing Clinton of "taking a walk" and the administration saying Clinton was cutting the deficit11 more than any president in history. One year ago: Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was sentenced in Maryland to a year in jail for assaulting two motorists(驾车旅行的人,开汽车的人) following a traffic accident (he ended up serving three and a-half months).


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1 supreme PHqzc     
adj.极度的,最重要的;至高的,最高的
参考例句:
  1. It was the supreme moment in his life.那是他一生中最重要的时刻。
  2. He handed up the indictment to the supreme court.他把起诉书送交最高法院。
2 phoenix 7Njxf     
n.凤凰,长生(不死)鸟;引申为重生
参考例句:
  1. The airline rose like a phoenix from the ashes.这家航空公司又起死回生了。
  2. The phoenix worship of China is fetish worship not totem adoration.中国凤崇拜是灵物崇拜而非图腾崇拜。
3 severely SiCzmk     
adv.严格地;严厉地;非常恶劣地
参考例句:
  1. He was severely criticized and removed from his post.他受到了严厉的批评并且被撤了职。
  2. He is severely put down for his careless work.他因工作上的粗心大意而受到了严厉的批评。
4 curtailing fc2a252abd7cbf46ccc5d7b1c246ddaa     
v.截断,缩短( curtail的现在分词 )
参考例句:
  1. They will be curtailing the discussions at two thirty. 他们将把讨论缩短至两点半。 来自互联网
  2. Individually, banks are acting rationally by retaining their capital and curtailing lending. 此外,银行们正在合理地保留其资本和减少贷款。 来自互联网
5 influx c7lxL     
n.流入,注入
参考例句:
  1. The country simply cannot absorb this influx of refugees.这个国家实在不能接纳这么多涌入的难民。
  2. Textile workers favoured protection because they feared an influx of cheap cloth.纺织工人拥护贸易保护措施,因为他们担心涌入廉价纺织品。
6 miller ZD6xf     
n.磨坊主
参考例句:
  1. Every miller draws water to his own mill.磨坊主都往自己磨里注水。
  2. The skilful miller killed millions of lions with his ski.技术娴熟的磨坊主用雪橇杀死了上百万头狮子。
7 tuxedo WKCzh     
n.礼服,无尾礼服
参考例句:
  1. Well,you have your own tuxedo.噢,你有自己的燕尾服。
  2. Have I told you how amazing you look in this tuxedo?我告诉过你穿这件燕尾服看起来很棒吗?
8 junction N34xH     
n.连接,接合;交叉点,接合处,枢纽站
参考例句:
  1. There's a bridge at the junction of the two rivers.两河的汇合处有座桥。
  2. You must give way when you come to this junction.你到了这个路口必须让路。
9 impeached 13b912bb179971fca2f006fab8f6dbb8     
v.控告(某人)犯罪( impeach的过去式和过去分词 );弹劾;对(某事物)怀疑;提出异议
参考例句:
  1. Elected officials can be impeached. 经过选举产生的官员可以被弹劾。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  2. The judge was impeached for taking a bribe. 这个法官被检举接受贿赂。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
10 Soviet Sw9wR     
adj.苏联的,苏维埃的;n.苏维埃
参考例句:
  1. Zhukov was a marshal of the former Soviet Union.朱可夫是前苏联的一位元帅。
  2. Germany began to attack the Soviet Union in 1941.德国在1941年开始进攻苏联。
11 deficit tmAzu     
n.亏空,亏损;赤字,逆差
参考例句:
  1. The directors have reported a deficit of 2.5 million dollars.董事们报告赤字为250万美元。
  2. We have a great deficit this year.我们今年有很大亏损。
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