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Today's Highlight in History:
On January 15th, 1929, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior was born in Atlanta.

On this date:
In 1559, England's Queen Elizabeth the First was crowned in Westminster Abbey.

In 1844, the University of Notre Dame received its charter from the state of Indiana.

In 1870, the Democratic party was represented as a donkey for the first time in a cartoon by Thomas Nast in "Harper's Weekly."

In 1892, the rules of basketball were published for the first time, in Springfield, Massachusetts, where the game originated.

In 1919, pianist and statesman Ignace Jan Paderewski became the first premier of the newly created republic of Poland.

In 1943, work was completed on the Pentagon, now the headquarters of the US Department of Defense.

In 1967, the first Super Bowl was played as the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League defeated the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League, 35-to-10.

In 1973, President Nixon announced the suspension of all US offensive action in North Vietnam, citing progress in peace negotiations.

In 1989, NATO, the Warsaw Pact and 12 other European countries adopted a human rights and security agreement in Vienna, Austria.

In 1992, the Yugoslav federation, founded in 1918, effectively collapsed as the European Community recognized the republics of Croatia and Slovenia.

Ten years ago: Soviet leader Gorbachev and the Soviet Presidium declared a state of emergency in parts of Azerbaijan and Armenia in the wake of escalating ethnic violence. A computer problem disrupted AT&T's long-distance service for about nine hours.

Five years ago: Pope John Paul the Second celebrated a final Mass during his visit to the Philippines, drawing millions of people. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Dallas Cowboys 38-to-28 in the National Football Conference title game, while the San Diego Chargers upset the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-to-13 in the American Football Conference championship.

One year ago: House prosecutors prodded senators at President Clinton's impeachment trial to summon Monica Lewinsky, Vernon Jordan and others for testimony and "invite the president" to appear as well.


每日格言

"The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."

-- Martin Luther King Junior (1929-1968).



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