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Today's Highlight in History:
On May 19th, 1935, T.E. Lawrence, also known as "Lawrence of Arabia," died in England from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash.

On this date:
In 1536, Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England's King Henry the Eighth, was beheaded after being convicted of adultery.

In 1643, delegates from four New England colonies met in Boston to form a confederation.

In 1906, the Federated Boys' Clubs, forerunner of the Boys' Clubs of America, were organized.

In 1921, Congress passed the Emergency Quota Act, which established national quotas for immigrants.

In 1943, in an address to the US Congress, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill pledged his country's full support in the war against Japan.

In 1958, the United States and Canada formally established the North American Air Defense Command.

In 1964, the State Department disclosed that 40 hidden microphones had been found in the US embassy in Moscow.

In 1967, the Soviet Union ratified a treaty with the United States and Britain banning nuclear weapons from outer space.

In 1992, the 27th Amendment to the Constitution, prohibiting Congress from giving itself mid-term pay raises, went into effect.

In 1994, former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died in New York at age 64.

Ten years ago: Secretary of State James A. Baker the Third concluded an agreement with the Soviet Union to destroy chemical weapons and settle longstanding disputes over limits on nuclear-tipped cruise missiles. "Summer Squall" won the Preakness Stakes.

Five years ago: The Senate voted, 99-to-0, to reject President Clinton's spending blueprint. NASA's administrator unveiled plans to slash thousands of aerospace jobs.

One year ago: As NATO's Operation Allied Force entered its ninth week, Russia's special envoy to the Balkans called on both NATO and Yugoslavia to suspend hostilities. The Justice Department renewed its campaign to revoke John Demjanjuk's citizenship, alleging he was a Nazi death camp guard known as "Ivan the Terrible." The much-anticipated movie prequel "Star Wars: Episode One -- The Phantom Menace" opened.


每日格言

"Life is never so bad at its worst that it is impossible to live; it is never so good at its best that it is easy to live."

-- Gabriel Heatter, American radio commentator (1890-1972).



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