历史上的今天:2月15日
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Today's Highlight in History:
On February 15th, 1898, the US battleship(战舰) "Maine" mysteriously blew up(爆炸) in Havana Harbor, killing1 more than 260 crew members and bringing the United States closer to war with Spain.
On this date:
In 1564, Italian astronomer2(天文学家) Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa.
In 1764, the city of St. Louis was established. In 1820, American suffragist(参政权扩大论者,妇女政权论者) Susan B. Anthony was born in Adams, Massachusetts. In 1879, President Hayes signed a bill allowing female attorneys(律师) to argue cases before the Supreme3 Court. In 1933, President-elect Roosevelt escaped an assassination4(暗杀,行刺) attempt in Miami that claimed the life of Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak. In 1942, the British colony Singapore surrendered to the Japanese during World War Two. In 1965, Canada's new maple-leaf flag was unfurled(展开,公开) in ceremonies in Ottawa. In 1982, 84 men were killed when a huge oil-drilling rig(钻机) , the "Ocean Ranger," sank off the coast of Newfoundland during a fierce storm. In 1989, the Soviet5 Union announced that the last of its troops had left Afghanistan, after more than nine years of military intervention6(军事干涉) . In 1992, Benjamin L. Hooks announced plans to retire as executive director of the National Association for the Advancement7 of Colored People. Ten years ago: President Bush and the leaders of Colombia, Bolivia and Peru met in Cartagena, Colombia, for a drug-fighting summit. Five years ago: The FBI arrested Kevin Mitnick, its "most wanted hacker," and charged him with cracking security for some of the nation's most protected computers. (Mitnick was released this past January 21st after serving five years behind bars.) A fire roared(咆哮,轰鸣) through a three-story nightclub in Taichung, Taiwan, killing at least 64 people. One year ago: President Clinton continued his whirlwind(旋风般的) visit to Mexico, where he conferred with(协商,交换意见) President Ernesto Zedillo. The body of Amadou Diallo, the unarmed West African gunned down by New York City police, was returned to his native Guinea.


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1 killing kpBziQ     
n.巨额利润;突然赚大钱,发大财
参考例句:
  1. Investors are set to make a killing from the sell-off.投资者准备清仓以便大赚一笔。
  2. Last week my brother made a killing on Wall Street.上个周我兄弟在华尔街赚了一大笔。
2 astronomer DOEyh     
n.天文学家
参考例句:
  1. A new star attracted the notice of the astronomer.新发现的一颗星引起了那位天文学家的注意。
  2. He is reputed to have been a good astronomer.他以一个优秀的天文学者闻名于世。
3 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。
4 assassination BObyy     
n.暗杀;暗杀事件
参考例句:
  1. The assassination of the president brought matters to a head.总统遭暗杀使事态到了严重关头。
  2. Lincoln's assassination in 1865 shocked the whole nation.1865年,林肯遇刺事件震惊全美国。
5 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。
6 intervention e5sxZ     
n.介入,干涉,干预
参考例句:
  1. The government's intervention in this dispute will not help.政府对这场争论的干预不会起作用。
  2. Many people felt he would be hostile to the idea of foreign intervention.许多人觉得他会反对外来干预。
7 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。
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