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Today's Highlight in History:
On February 14th, 1920, the League of Women Voters was founded in Chicago; its first president was Maude Wood Park.

On this date:
In 1778, the American ship "Ranger1" carried the recently adopted Star and Stripes to a foreign port for the first time as it arrived in France.

In 1859, Oregon was admitted to the Union as the 33rd state.

In 1895, Oscar Wilde's final play, "The Importance of Being Earnest," opened at the St. James's Theatre in London.

In 1899, Congress approved, and President McKinley signed, legislation authorizing2 states to use voting machines for federal elections.

In 1903, the Department of Commerce and Labor3 was established.

In 1912, Arizona became the 48th state of the Union.

In 1929, the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre4(大屠杀) " took place in a Chicago garage as seven rivals of Al Capone's gang were gunned down(枪杀) .

In 1945, Peru, Paraguay, Chile and Ecuador joined the United Nations.

In 1962, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducted a televised tour of the White House.

In 1989, Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini called on Muslims to kill Salman Rushdie, author of "The Satanic Verses," a novel condemned5 as blasphemous6(亵渎神明的) .

Ten years ago: Ninety-four people were killed when an Indian Airlines passenger jet crashed while landing at a southern Indian airport.

Five years ago: A federal judge rejected the Justice Department's proposed antitrust settlement with Microsoft Corporation; U- District Judge Stanley Sporkin was later overruled(否决,统治) by an appeals court. The House passed the centerpiece(中心装饰品) of the Republican anti-crime package, voting to create block grants(一揽子拨款,分类财政补贴) for local governments while eliminating President Clinton's program to hire more police (the president later vetoed a spending authorization7 bill containing this provision供应品,条款).

One year ago: President Clinton, accompanied by his wife, Hillary, began a quick visit to Mexico to encourage its struggle against narcotics8(麻醉剂) and government corruption9, and grow its markets for US products. John D. Ehrlichman, President Nixon's domestic affairs adviser10 who was disgraced(耻辱,贬谪) and imprisoned11 for his role in the Watergate cover-up that ultimately led to Nixon's resignation, died in Atlanta at age 73.


1 ranger RTvxb     
  • He was the head ranger of the national park.他曾是国家公园的首席看守员。
  • He loved working as a ranger.他喜欢做护林人。
2 authorizing d3373e44345179a7862c7a797d2bc127     
授权,批准,委托( authorize的现在分词 )
  • Letters of Marque: Take letters from a warning friendly power authorizing privateering. 私掠许可证:从某一个国家获得合法抢劫的证书。
  • Formal phavee completion does not include authorizing the subsequent phavee. 阶段的正式完成不包括核准随后的阶段。
3 labor P9Tzs     
  • We are never late in satisfying him for his labor.我们从不延误付给他劳动报酬。
  • He was completely spent after two weeks of hard labor.艰苦劳动两周后,他已经疲惫不堪了。
4 massacre i71zk     
  • There was a terrible massacre of villagers here during the war.在战争中,这里的村民惨遭屠杀。
  • If we forget the massacre,the massacre will happen again!忘记了大屠杀,大屠杀就有可能再次发生!
5 condemned condemned     
adj. 被责难的, 被宣告有罪的 动词condemn的过去式和过去分词
  • He condemned the hypocrisy of those politicians who do one thing and say another. 他谴责了那些说一套做一套的政客的虚伪。
  • The policy has been condemned as a regressive step. 这项政策被认为是一种倒退而受到谴责。
6 blasphemous Co4yV     
  • The book was declared blasphemous and all copies ordered to be burnt.这本书被断定为亵渎神明之作,命令全数焚毀。
  • The people in the room were shocked by his blasphemous language.满屋的人都对他那侮慢的语言感到愤慨。
7 authorization wOxyV     
  • Anglers are required to obtain prior authorization from the park keeper.垂钓者必须事先得到公园管理者的许可。
  • You cannot take a day off without authorization.未经批准你不得休假。
8 narcotics 6c5fe7d3dc96f0626f1c875799f8ddb1     
n.麻醉药( narcotic的名词复数 );毒品;毒
  • The use of narcotics by teenagers is a problem in many countries. 青少年服用麻醉药在许多国家中都是一个问题。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • Police shook down the club, looking for narcotics. 警方彻底搜查了这个俱乐部,寻找麻醉品。 来自《简明英汉词典》
9 corruption TzCxn     
  • The people asked the government to hit out against corruption and theft.人民要求政府严惩贪污盗窃。
  • The old man reviled against corruption.那老人痛斥了贪污舞弊。
10 adviser HznziU     
  • They employed me as an adviser.他们聘请我当顾问。
  • Our department has engaged a foreign teacher as phonetic adviser.我们系已经聘请了一位外籍老师作为语音顾问。
11 imprisoned bc7d0bcdd0951055b819cfd008ef0d8d     
下狱,监禁( imprison的过去式和过去分词 )
  • He was imprisoned for two concurrent terms of 30 months and 18 months. 他被判处30个月和18个月的监禁,合并执行。
  • They were imprisoned for possession of drugs. 他们因拥有毒品而被监禁。
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