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Today's Highlight in History:
One hundred years ago, on June 13th, 1900, China's Boxer Rebellion targeting foreigners, as well as Chinese Christians, erupted into full-scale violence.

On this date:
In 1886, King Ludwig the Second of Bavaria drowned in Lake Starnberg.

In 1888, Congress created the Department of Labor.

In 1898, the Yukon Territory of Canada was organized.

In 1927, aviation hero Charles Lindbergh was honored with a ticker-tape parade in New York City.

In 1942, President Roosevelt created the Office of War Information, and appointed radio news commentator Elmer Davis to be its head.

In 1944, Germany began launching flying-bomb attacks against Britain during World War Two.

In 1966, the Supreme Court issued its landmark "Miranda" decision, ruling that criminal suspects had to be informed of their constitutional rights prior to questioning by police.

In 1967, President Johnson nominated Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the US Supreme Court.

In 1971, The New York Times began publishing the Pentagon Papers, a secret study of America's involvement in Vietnam.

In 1977, James Earl Ray, the convicted assassin of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Junior, was recaptured following his escape three days earlier from a Tennessee prison.

Ten years ago: Secretary of State James A. Baker the Third, testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, urged Israel to accept a US plan for peace talks. (Baker gave out the telephone number for the White House switchboard, telling the Israelis publicly, "When you're serious about this, call us.")

Five years ago: President Clinton proposed a ten-year plan for balancing the federal budget, saying in a televised address his proposal would cut spending by $1.1 trillion. France announced it would abandon its 1992 moratorium on nuclear testing and conduct eight more tests between September and May.

One year ago: NATO soldiers shot dead two armed men as peacekeepers tried to contain new violence in Kosovo; Russian troops, meanwhile, blocked British troops from entering the airport in Pristina, the capital of Kosovo.


每日格言

"Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness."

-- Bertrand Russell, English mathematician and philosopher (1872-1970).



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