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Today's Highlight in History:
On February 10th, 1967, the 25th Amendment1(修正案,改正) to the Constitution, dealing2 with presidential disability and succession, went into effect.
On this date:
In 1763, France ceded3(割让,放弃) Canada to England under the Treaty of Paris, which ended the French and Indian War.
In 1840, Britain's Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. In 1846, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Mormons, began an exodus4(大批的离去) to the west from Illinois. In 1933, the first singing telegram was introduced by the Postal5 Telegram Company in New York. In 1942, the former French liner "Normandie(诺曼底) " capsized in New York Harbor a day after it caught fire while being refitted(改装,整修) for the U-S Navy. In 1949, Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman" opened at Broadway's Morosco Theater. In 1962, the Soviet6 Union exchanged captured American U-Two pilot Francis Gary Powers for Rudolph Ivanovich Abel, a Soviet spy held by the United States. In 1981, eight people were killed, 198 injured, when fire broke out at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel-casino. In 1989, Ron Brown was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee, becoming the first black to head a major US political party. In 1998, Dr. David Satcher was confirmed by the Senate to be surgeon general(卫生署长) . Ten years ago: South African President F.W. de Klerk announced that black activist7 Nelson Mandela would be released the next day after 27 years in captivity8. Five years ago: The House passed a GOP crime bill boosting funding for state prisons but requiring states to get tougher on violent criminals before they could receive any money. One year ago: Resigned to losing their case, House prosecutors9 said public opinion polls had made a stronger impression on senators than any evidence that President Clinton committed high crimes and misdemeanors(重罪和不端行为) . A federal judge ordered American Airlines pilots to end a sickout(托病旷工) that had grounded 2500 flights, stranded10(搁浅) 200,000 travelers and left businesses scrambling11 for(勉强拼凑,争夺) cargo12 carriers.


1 amendment Mx8zY     
  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。
2 dealing NvjzWP     
  1. This store has an excellent reputation for fair dealing.该商店因买卖公道而享有极高的声誉。
  2. His fair dealing earned our confidence.他的诚实的行为获得我们的信任。
3 ceded a030deab5d3a168a121ec0137a4fa7c4     
v.让给,割让,放弃( cede的过去式 )
  1. Cuba was ceded by Spain to the US in 1898. 古巴在1898年被西班牙割让给美国。
  2. A third of the territory was ceded to France. 领土的三分之一割让给了法国。 来自《简明英汉词典》
4 exodus khnzj     
  1. The medical system is facing collapse because of an exodus of doctors.由于医生大批离去,医疗系统面临崩溃。
  2. Man's great challenge at this moment is to prevent his exodus from this planet.人在当前所遇到的最大挑战,就是要防止人从这个星球上消失。
5 postal EP0xt     
  1. A postal network now covers the whole country.邮路遍及全国。
  2. Remember to use postal code.勿忘使用邮政编码。
6 Soviet Sw9wR     
  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。
7 activist gyAzO     
  1. He's been a trade union activist for many years.多年来他一直是工会的积极分子。
  2. He is a social activist in our factory.他是我厂的社会活动积极分子。
8 captivity qrJzv     
  1. A zoo is a place where live animals are kept in captivity for the public to see.动物园是圈养动物以供公众观看的场所。
  2. He was held in captivity for three years.他被囚禁叁年。
9 prosecutors a638e6811c029cb82f180298861e21e9     
检举人( prosecutor的名词复数 ); 告发人; 起诉人; 公诉人
  1. In some places,public prosecutors are elected rather than appointed. 在有些地方,检察官是经选举而非任命产生的。 来自口语例句
  2. You've been summoned to the Prosecutors' Office, 2 days later. 你在两天以后被宣到了检察官的办公室。
10 stranded thfz18     
  1. He was stranded in a strange city without money. 他流落在一个陌生的城市里, 身无分文,一筹莫展。
  2. I was stranded in the strange town without money or friends. 我困在那陌生的城市,既没有钱,又没有朋友。
11 scrambling cfea7454c3a8813b07de2178a1025138     
v.快速爬行( scramble的现在分词 );攀登;争夺;(军事飞机)紧急起飞
  1. Scrambling up her hair, she darted out of the house. 她匆忙扎起头发,冲出房去。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  2. She is scrambling eggs. 她正在炒蛋。 来自《简明英汉词典》
12 cargo 6TcyG     
  1. The ship has a cargo of about 200 ton.这条船大约有200吨的货物。
  2. A lot of people discharged the cargo from a ship.许多人从船上卸下货物。
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