历史上的今天:2月6日
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Today's Highlight in History:
On February sixth, 1952, Britain's King George the Sixth died; he was succeeded(继承) by his daughter, Elizabeth the Second.
On this date:
In 1756, America's third vice1 president, Aaron Burr, was born in Newark, New Jersey2.
In 1778, the United States won official recognition(承认,赞誉) from France with the signing of treaties in Paris. In 1788, Massachusetts became the sixth state to ratify3(批准) the US Constitution. In 1895, baseball legend Babe Ruth was born in Baltimore. In 1899, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain was ratified4 by the US Senate. In 1933, the 20th Amendment5 to the Constitution, the so-called "lame6 duck" amendment(修正案,改正) , was declared in effect. In 1959, the United States successfully test-fired for the first time a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile(洲际导弹) from Cape7 Canaveral(卡纳维拉尔角) . In 1993, tennis Hall-of-Famer and human rights advocate(提倡者,律师) Arthur Ashe died in New York at age 49. In 1998, President Clinton signed a bill changing the name of Washington National Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Ten years ago: Soviet8 Communist Party leaders decided9 to extend a two-day party session by an extra day amid controversy10 over Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev's proposals to revamp(修改,翻新) the country's political structure. Five years ago: President Clinton unveiled his $1.61 trillion budget for 1996, mixing mild tax relief(税款减免) and spending reductions. Siddig Ibrahim Siddig Ali, the alleged11 mastermind(策划者,才子) of a campaign of violence, pleaded guilty in New York to plotting urban terrorism. The space shuttle "Discovery" flew to within 37 feet of the Russian space station "Mir" in the first rendezvous12(地点,集合点) of its kind in two decades. One year ago: The public finally got to see and hear Monica Lewinsky as excerpts13 of the former White House intern's(实习生,实习医师) videotaped testimony14 were shown at President Clinton's impeachment15(弹劾,控告) trial. President Clinton requested legislation to require background checks on buyers at gun shows.


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1 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。
2 jersey Lp5zzo     
n.运动衫
参考例句:
  1. He wears a cotton jersey when he plays football.他穿运动衫踢足球。
  2. They were dressed alike in blue jersey and knickers.他们穿着一致,都是蓝色的运动衫和灯笼短裤。
3 ratify uATzc     
v.批准,认可,追认
参考例句:
  1. The heads of two governments met to ratify the peace treaty.两国政府首脑会晤批准和平条约。
  2. The agreement have to be ratify by the board.该协议必须由董事会批准。
4 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。
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 lame r9gzj     
adj.跛的,(辩解、论据等)无说服力的
参考例句:
  1. The lame man needs a stick when he walks.那跛脚男子走路时需借助拐棍。
  2. I don't believe his story.It'sounds a bit lame.我不信他讲的那一套。他的话听起来有些靠不住。
7 cape ITEy6     
n.海角,岬;披肩,短披风
参考例句:
  1. I long for a trip to the Cape of Good Hope.我渴望到好望角去旅行。
  2. She was wearing a cape over her dress.她在外套上披着一件披肩。
8 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。
9 decided lvqzZd     
adj.决定了的,坚决的;明显的,明确的
参考例句:
  1. This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
  2. There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
10 controversy 6Z9y0     
n.争论,辩论,争吵
参考例句:
  1. That is a fact beyond controversy.那是一个无可争论的事实。
  2. We ran the risk of becoming the butt of every controversy.我们要冒使自己在所有的纷争中都成为众矢之的的风险。
11 alleged gzaz3i     
a.被指控的,嫌疑的
参考例句:
  1. It was alleged that he had taken bribes while in office. 他被指称在任时收受贿赂。
  2. alleged irregularities in the election campaign 被指称竞选运动中的不正当行为
12 rendezvous XBfzj     
n.约会,约会地点,汇合点;vi.汇合,集合;vt.使汇合,使在汇合地点相遇
参考例句:
  1. She made the rendezvous with only minutes to spare.她还差几分钟时才来赴约。
  2. I have a rendezvous with Peter at a restaurant on the harbour.我和彼得在海港的一个餐馆有个约会。
13 excerpts 2decb803173f2e91acdfb31c501d6725     
n.摘录,摘要( excerpt的名词复数 );节选(音乐,电影)片段
参考例句:
  1. Some excerpts from a Renaissance mass are spatchcocked into Gluck's pallid Don Juan music. 一些文艺复光时期的弥撒的选节被不适当地加入到了格鲁克平淡无味的唐璜音乐中。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  2. He is editing together excerpts of some of his films. 他正在将自己制作的一些电影的片断进行剪辑合成。 来自辞典例句
14 testimony zpbwO     
n.证词;见证,证明
参考例句:
  1. The testimony given by him is dubious.他所作的证据是可疑的。
  2. He was called in to bear testimony to what the police officer said.他被传入为警官所说的话作证。
15 impeachment fqSzd5     
n.弹劾;控告;怀疑
参考例句:
  1. Impeachment is considered a drastic measure in the United States.在美国,弹劾被视为一种非常激烈的措施。
  2. The verdict resulting from his impeachment destroyed his political career.他遭弹劾后得到的判决毁了他的政治生涯。
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