历史上的今天:2月12日
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Today's Highlight in History:
One year ago, on February 12, 1999, the Senate voted to acquit1(无罪释放) President Clinton of perjury2(伪证,伪誓) and obstruction3 of justice(妨碍司法公正) . Clinton told Americans he was "profoundly sorry" for what he had said and done in the Monica Lewinsky affair that triggered the impeachment4(弹劾,控告) drama.
On this date:
In 1733, English colonists5 led by James Oglethorpe founded Savannah, Georgia.
In 1809, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in present-day Larue County, Kentucky. In 1870, women in the Utah Territory gained the right to vote. In 1892, President Lincoln's birthday was declared a national holiday. In 1909, the National Association for the Advancement6 of Colored People was founded. In 1915, the cornerstone(基础,柱石) for the Lincoln Memorial was laid in Washington DC. In 1924, George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" premiered(初次公演) in New York. In 1940, the radio play "The Adventures of Superman" debuted7 on the Mutual8 network with Bud Collyer as the Man of Steel. In 1973, the first release of American prisoners of war from the Vietnam conflict took place. In 1993, in a crime that shocked Britons, two ten-year-old boys lured9(引诱,诱惑) two-year-old James Bulger from his mother at a shopping mall in Liverpool, England, then beat him to death. Ten years ago: President Bush rejected Soviet10 President Mikhail S. Gorbachev's new initiative(主动权,首创精神) for troop reductions in Europe, but predicted a "major success" on arms control at the superpower summit in June. Five years ago: Jurors from the O.J. Simpson murder trial toured the scene where Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman had been slain11, then visited the estate of the former football star. One year ago: Swarms12 of anxious travelers were left stranded13(搁浅的,陷于困境的) when American Airlines again scrubbed(擦洗,废止) more than a thousand flights after its pilots defied(违抗) a court order and continued their mass sickout(托病旷工) .


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1 acquit MymzL     
vt.宣判无罪;(oneself)使(自己)表现出
参考例句:
  1. That fact decided the judge to acquit him.那个事实使法官判他无罪。
  2. They always acquit themselves of their duty very well.他们总是很好地履行自己的职责。
2 perjury LMmx0     
n.伪证;伪证罪
参考例句:
  1. You'll be punished if you procure the witness to commit perjury.如果你诱使证人作伪证,你要受罚的。
  2. She appeared in court on a perjury charge.她因被指控做了伪证而出庭受审。
3 obstruction HRrzR     
n.阻塞,堵塞;障碍物
参考例句:
  1. She was charged with obstruction of a police officer in the execution of his duty.她被指控妨碍警察执行任务。
  2. The road was cleared from obstruction.那条路已被清除了障碍。
4 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。
5 colonists 4afd0fece453e55f3721623f335e6c6f     
n.殖民地开拓者,移民,殖民地居民( colonist的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  1. Colonists from Europe populated many parts of the Americas. 欧洲的殖民者移居到了美洲的许多地方。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  2. Some of the early colonists were cruel to the native population. 有些早期移居殖民地的人对当地居民很残忍。 来自《简明英汉词典》
6 advancement tzgziL     
n.前进,促进,提升
参考例句:
  1. His new contribution to the advancement of physiology was well appreciated.他对生理学发展的新贡献获得高度赞赏。
  2. The aim of a university should be the advancement of learning.大学的目标应是促进学术。
7 debuted b3e2d85131439fe8678f6628fda0ec90     
初次表演,初次登台(debut的过去式与过去分词形式)
参考例句:
  1. In late 2003 a full-size SUV, the Pathfinder Armada, debuted. 2003年末,全尺寸SUV的探路者无敌舰队,推出。
  2. The album debuted at number two and quickly went platinum. 专辑一亮相就荣登排行榜第二名,很快就取得了白金销量。
8 mutual eFOxC     
adj.相互的,彼此的;共同的,共有的
参考例句:
  1. We must pull together for mutual interest.我们必须为相互的利益而通力合作。
  2. Mutual interests tied us together.相互的利害关系把我们联系在一起。
9 lured 77df5632bf83c9c64fb09403ae21e649     
吸引,引诱(lure的过去式与过去分词形式)
参考例句:
  1. The child was lured into a car but managed to escape. 那小孩被诱骗上了车,但又设法逃掉了。
  2. Lured by the lust of gold,the pioneers pushed onward. 开拓者在黄金的诱惑下,继续奋力向前。
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 slain slain     
杀死,宰杀,杀戮( slay的过去分词 ); (slay的过去分词)
参考例句:
  1. The soldiers slain in the battle were burried that night. 在那天夜晚埋葬了在战斗中牺牲了的战士。
  2. His boy was dead, slain by the hand of the false Amulius. 他的儿子被奸诈的阿缪利乌斯杀死了。
12 swarms 73349eba464af74f8ce6c65b07a6114c     
蜂群,一大群( swarm的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  1. They came to town in swarms. 他们蜂拥来到城里。
  2. On June the first there were swarms of children playing in the park. 6月1日那一天,这个公园里有一群群的孩子玩耍。
13 stranded thfz18     
a.搁浅的,进退两难的
参考例句:
  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。
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