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Today's Highlight in History:
On June 16th, 1858, in a speech in Springfield, Illinois, Senate candidate
Abraham Lincoln said the slavery issue had to be resolved, declaring, "A house divided against itself cannot stand."

On this date:
In 1567, Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned in Lochleven Castle in Scotland.

In 1897, the government signed a treaty of annexation with Hawaii.

In 1903, Ford Motor Company was incorporated.

In 1933, the National Industrial Recovery Act became law. (It was later struck down by the Supreme Court.)

In 1955, Pope Pius the 12th excommunicated Argentine President Juan Domingo Peron -- a ban that was lifted eight years later.

In 1960, the Alfred Hitchcock movie "Psycho" opened in New York.

In 1961, Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defected to the West while his troupe was in Paris.

In 1963, the world's first female space traveler, Valentina Tereshkova, was launched into orbit by the Soviet Union aboard "Vostok Six."

In 1970, Kenneth A. Gibson of Newark, New Jersey, became the first black to win a mayoral election in a major Northeast city.

In 1978, President Carter and Panamanian leader Omar Torrijos exchanged the instruments of ratification for the Panama Canal treaties.

Ten years ago: A crowd in the Netherlands welcomed African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, who thanked them for staunch Dutch support for the anti-apartheid movement.

Five years ago: Bosnian government forces aided by Bosnian Croats unleashed a major offensive in hopes of breaking the Serb stranglehold on Sarajevo. Salt Lake City was awarded the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

One year ago: Vice President Al Gore announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination. Kathleen Ann Soliah, a fugitive member of the Symbionese Liberation Army, was captured in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she had made a new life under the name Sara Jane Olson. Thabo Mbeki took the oath as president of South Africa, succeeding Nelson Mandela.


每日格言

"We fear something before we hate it. A child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise."

-- Cyril Connolly, British critic (1903-1974).



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