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Today's Highlight in History:
On March 28th, 1930, the names of the Turkish cities of Constantinople and Angora were changed to Istanbul and Ankara.

On this date:
In 1834, the US Senate voted to censure
President Jackson for the removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States.

In 1854, during the Crimean War, Britain and France declared war on Russia.

In 1896, the opera "Andrea Chenier," by Umberto Giordano, premiered in Milan, Italy.

In 1898, the Supreme Court ruled that a child born in the United States to Chinese immigrants was a US citizen.

In 1939, the Spanish Civil War ended as Madrid fell to the forces of Francisco Franco.

In 1941, novelist and critic Virginia Woolf died in Lewes, England.

In 1942, during World War Two, British naval forces raided the Nazi-occupied French port of St. Nazaire.

In 1943, composer Sergei Rachmaninoff died in Beverly Hills, California.

In 1969, the 34th president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, died in Washington at age 78.

In 1979, America's worst commercial nuclear accident occurred inside the Unit Two reactor at the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, Pennsylvania.

Ten years ago: British customs officials announced they had foiled an attempt to sng nuclear weapons, following an 18-month investigation by US and British authorities.

Five years ago: In Japan, Mitsubishi Bank and the Bank of Tokyo agreed to a merger to create what was then the world's largest bank.

One year ago: NATO broadened its attacks on Yugoslavia to target Serb military forces in Kosovo in the fifth straight night of airstrikes; thousands of refugees flooded into Albania and Macedonia from Kosovo. The Baltimore Orioles beat a Cuban all-star team 3-to-2 in Havana. Venus Williams beat kid sister Serena 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 to win the Lipton Championships in the first all-sister women's final in 115 years.


每日格言

"If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people."

-- Virginia Woolf (1882-1941).



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