历史上的今天:2月21日
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Today's Highlight in History:
On February 21st, 1965, former Black Muslim leader Malcolm X, 39, was shot to death in New York by assassins(刺客) identified as Black Muslims.
On this date:
In 1846, Sarah G. Bagley became the first female telegrapher as she took charge at the newly opened telegraph office in Lowell, Massachusetts.
In 1866, Lucy B. Hobbs became the first woman to graduate from a dental(牙齿的,牙科的) school, the Ohio College of Dental Surgery in Cincinnati. In 1878, the first telephone directory was issued, by the District Telephone Company of New Haven1, Connecticut. In 1885, the Washington Monument was dedicated2. In 1916, the World War One Battle of Verdun(凡尔登) began in France. In 1925, The New Yorker magazine made its debut3(处女作) . In 1947, Edwin H. Land publicly demonstrated his Polaroid Land camera(宝丽来相机) , which could produce a black-and-white photograph in 60 seconds. In 1972, President Nixon began his historic visit to China. In 1973, Israeli fighter planes shot down a Libyan Airlines jet over the Sinai Desert, killing4 more than 100 people. In 1975, former Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman were sentenced to two and a-half to eight years in prison for their roles in the Watergate cover-up. Ten years ago: Addressing the US Congress, Czechoslovak President Vaclav Havel said his nation welcomed US help after decades of Soviet5 domination, but also said Europe should eventually "decide for itself" how long American and Soviet troops should remain. Five years ago: The United States and Mexico signed an agreement to unlock $20 billion in US support to stabilize6 the peso(比索) , but under tough conditions. Chicago stockbroker7 Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon, landing in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada. One year ago: Secretary of State Madeleine Albright reported little progress toward a Kosovo peace settlement during talks in Rambouillet, France.


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1 haven 8dhzp     
n.安全的地方,避难所,庇护所
参考例句:
  1. It's a real haven at the end of a busy working day.忙碌了一整天后,这真是一个安乐窝。
  2. The school library is a little haven of peace and quiet.学校的图书馆是一个和平且安静的小避风港。
2 dedicated duHzy2     
adj.一心一意的;献身的;热诚的
参考例句:
  1. He dedicated his life to the cause of education.他献身于教育事业。
  2. His whole energies are dedicated to improve the design.他的全部精力都放在改进这项设计上了。
3 debut IxGxy     
n.首次演出,初次露面
参考例句:
  1. That same year he made his Broadway debut, playing a suave radio journalist.在那同一年里,他初次在百老汇登台,扮演一个温文而雅的电台记者。
  2. The actress made her debut in the new comedy.这位演员在那出新喜剧中首次登台演出。
4 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。
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 stabilize PvuwZ     
vt.(使)稳定,使稳固,使稳定平衡;vi.稳定
参考例句:
  1. They are eager to stabilize currencies.他们急于稳定货币。
  2. His blood pressure tended to stabilize.他的血压趋向稳定。
7 stockbroker ihBz5j     
n.股票(或证券),经纪人(或机构)
参考例句:
  1. The main business of stockbroker is to help clients buy and sell shares.股票经纪人的主要业务是帮客户买卖股票。
  2. My stockbroker manages my portfolio for me.我的证券经纪人替我管理投资组合。
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