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Today's Highlight in History:
On October 31st, 1517, Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses(论文,论点) on the door of the Wittenberg Palace church, marking the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.

On this date:
In 1795, English poet John Keats was born in London.

In 1864, Nevada(内华达州) became the 36th state.

In 1926, magician(魔术师) Harry1 Houdini died in Detroit of gangrene(坏疽,脱疽) and peritonitis(腹膜炎) resulting from a ruptured2 appendix(阑尾破裂).

In 1941, the US Navy destroyer(驱逐舰) "Reuben James" was torpedoed3(用鱼雷破坏) by a German U-boat off Iceland with the loss of 115 lives, even though the United States had not yet entered World War Two.

In 1956, Rear Admiral G.J. Dufek became the first person to land an airplane at the South Pole.

In 1959, a former US Marine4 from Fort Worth, Texas, announced in Moscow that he would never return to the United States. His name: Lee Harvey Oswald.

In 1968, President Johnson ordered a halt to all U-S bombing of North Vietnam, saying he hoped for fruitful(多产的,富有成效的) peace negotiations5.

In 1980, Reza Pahlavi, eldest6 son of the late shah(伊朗王), proclaimed himself the rightful successor to the Peacock Throne.

In 1984, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated7(暗杀) by two Sikh (seek) security guards.

In 1994, a Chicago-bound American Eagle ATR-72 crashed in northern Indiana, killing8 all 68 people aboard.

Ten years ago: During a campaign swing in suburban9(市郊的) Washington, President Bush said "I have had it" with the way Iraq was treating American diplomats10 and hostages, but added he had no timetable for deciding on a possible military strike.

Five years ago: Stung by defeat in the secession referendum(公民投票,请示书), Quebec Premier11 Jacques Parizeau said he would resign as head of the bitterly divided province at year's end.

One year ago: EgyptAir Flight 990 crashed off the Massachusetts(马萨诸塞州) coast, killing all 217 people aboard.


1 harry heBxS     
  • Today,people feel more hurried and harried.今天,人们感到更加忙碌和苦恼。
  • Obama harried business by Healthcare Reform plan.奥巴马用医改掠夺了商界。
2 ruptured 077b042156149d8d522b697413b3801c     
v.(使)破裂( rupture的过去式和过去分词 );(使体内组织等)断裂;使(友好关系)破裂;使绝交
  • They reported that the pipeline had ruptured. 他们报告说管道已经破裂了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The wall through Berlin was finally ruptured, prefiguring the reunification of Germany. 柏林墙终于倒塌了,预示着德国的重新统一。 来自辞典例句
3 torpedoed d479f6a26c6f383df7093841f7bfff3e     
  • Her comments had torpedoed the deal. 她的一番话使得那笔交易彻底告吹。
  • The battle ship was torpedoed. 该战列舰遭到了鱼雷的袭击。
4 marine 77Izo     
  • Marine creatures are those which live in the sea. 海洋生物是生存在海里的生物。
  • When the war broke out,he volunteered for the Marine Corps.战争爆发时,他自愿参加了海军陆战队。
5 negotiations af4b5f3e98e178dd3c4bac64b625ecd0     
协商( negotiation的名词复数 ); 谈判; 完成(难事); 通过
  • negotiations for a durable peace 为持久和平而进行的谈判
  • Negotiations have failed to establish any middle ground. 谈判未能达成任何妥协。
6 eldest bqkx6     
  • The King's eldest son is the heir to the throne.国王的长子是王位的继承人。
  • The castle and the land are entailed on the eldest son.城堡和土地限定由长子继承。
7 assassinated 0c3415de7f33014bd40a19b41ce568df     
v.暗杀( assassinate的过去式和过去分词 );中伤;诋毁;破坏
  • The prime minister was assassinated by extremists. 首相遭极端分子暗杀。
  • Then, just two days later, President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. 跟着在两天以后,肯尼迪总统在达拉斯被人暗杀。 来自辞典例句
8 killing kpBziQ     
  • Investors are set to make a killing from the sell-off.投资者准备清仓以便大赚一笔。
  • 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。
9 suburban Usywk     
  • Suburban shopping centers were springing up all over America. 效区的商业中心在美国如雨后春笋般地兴起。
  • There's a lot of good things about suburban living.郊区生活是有许多优点。
10 diplomats ccde388e31f0f3bd6f4704d76a1c3319     
n.外交官( diplomat的名词复数 );有手腕的人,善于交际的人
  • These events led to the expulsion of senior diplomats from the country. 这些事件导致一些高级外交官被驱逐出境。
  • The court has no jurisdiction over foreign diplomats living in this country. 法院对驻本国的外交官无裁判权。 来自《简明英汉词典》
11 premier R19z3     
  • The Irish Premier is paying an official visit to Britain.爱尔兰总理正在对英国进行正式访问。
  • He requested that the premier grant him an internview.他要求那位总理接见他一次。
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