历史上的今天:2月7日
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Today's Highlight in History:
On February 7th, 1943, the government announced that shoe rationing1(定量配给) would go into effect(生效) in two days, limiting consumers to buying three pairs per person for the remainder of(余下的岁月里) the year.
On this date:
In 1812, author Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth, England.
In 1904, a fire began in Baltimore that raged(发怒,狂暴) for about 30 hours and destroyed more than 1500 buildings. In 1936, President Roosevelt authorized2 a flag for the office of the vice3 president. In 1944, during World War Two, the Germans launched a counteroffensive(反击,反攻) at Anzio, Italy. In 1944, Bing Crosby and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra recorded "Swinging on a Star" for Decca Records in Los Angeles. In 1948, General Dwight D. Eisenhower resigned as Army chief of staff(司令,参谋长) ; he was succeeded by General Omar Bradley. In 1964, The Beatles began their first American tour as they arrived at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. In 1974, the island nation of Grenada won independence from Britain. In 1984, space shuttle astronauts Bruce McCandless the Second and Robert L. Stewart went on the first untethered(解下绳或链) space walk. In 1986, Haitian President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier fled his country, ending 28 years of his family's rule. Ten years ago: The Soviet4 Union's Communist Party agreed to let alternative political parties compete for control of the country, thereby5 giving up its monopoly(垄断,专卖) on power. An 811-foot tanker6, the "American Trader," spilled(溢出,溅出) hundreds of thousands of gallons of Alaskan crude oil(原油) off the coast of Huntington Beach, California. Five years ago: Ramzi Yousef, the alleged7 mastermind(策划者,操纵者) of the World Trade Center bombing, was arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan, after two years as a fugitive8. One year ago: Jordan's King Hussein died of cancer at age 63; he was succeeded by his eldest9 son, Abdullah. NASA launched the "Stardust" spacecraft on a mission to chase a comet in hopes of collecting a sample of comet dust.


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1 rationing JkGzDl     
n.定量供应
参考例句:
  1. Wartime austerities included food rationing and shortage of fuel. 战时的艰苦包括食物配给和燃料短缺。
  2. Food rationing was abolished in that country long ago. 那个国家早就取消了粮食配给制。
2 authorized jyLzgx     
a.委任的,许可的
参考例句:
  1. An administrative order is valid if authorized by a statute.如果一个行政命令得到一个法规的认可那么这个命令就是有效的。
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 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。
5 thereby Sokwv     
adv.因此,从而
参考例句:
  1. I have never been to that city,,ereby I don't know much about it.我从未去过那座城市,因此对它不怎么熟悉。
  2. He became a British citizen,thereby gaining the right to vote.他成了英国公民,因而得到了投票权。
6 tanker xqawA     
n.油轮
参考例句:
  1. The tanker took on 200,000 barrels of crude oil.油轮装载了二十万桶原油。
  2. Heavy seas had pounded the tanker into three parts.汹涌的巨浪把油轮撞成三载。
7 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
8 fugitive bhHxh     
adj.逃亡的,易逝的;n.逃犯,逃亡者
参考例句:
  1. The police were able to deduce where the fugitive was hiding.警方成功地推断出那逃亡者躲藏的地方。
  2. The fugitive is believed to be headed for the border.逃犯被认为在向国境线逃窜。
9 eldest bqkx6     
adj.最年长的,最年老的
参考例句:
  1. The King's eldest son is the heir to the throne.国王的长子是王位的继承人。
  2. The castle and the land are entailed on the eldest son.城堡和土地限定由长子继承。
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