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Today's Highlight in History:
On November tenth, 1928,
Hirohito was enthroned as Emperor of Japan.

On this date:
In 1775, the US Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress.

In 1871, journalist-explorer Henry M. Stanley found missing Scottish missionary David Livingstone in central Africa.

In 1919, the American Legion held its first national convention, in Minneapolis.

In 1954, the Iwo Jima Memorial was dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.

In 1969, the children's educational program "Sesame Street" made its debut on PBS.

In 1975, the UN General Assembly approved a resolution equating Zionism with racism (however, the world body repealed the resolution in December 1991).

In 1975, the ore-hauling ship "Edmund Fitzgerald" and its crew of 29 vanished during a storm in Lake Superior.

In 1982, Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev died at age 75.

In 1982, the newly finished Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to its first visitors in Washington DC.

In 1989, workers began punching a hole in the Berlin Wall, a day after East Germany abolished its border restrictions.

Ten years ago: Secretary of State James A. Baker the Third returned to Washington, claiming success in his weeklong diplomatic tour aimed at shoring up the anti-Iraq coalition. Chandra Shekhar was sworn in as India's new prime minister.

Five years ago: Defying international appeals for clemency, Nigeria's military rulers hanged playwright Ken Saro-Wiwa along with eight other anti-government activists. Searchers in Katmandu, Nepal, rescued 549 hikers after a massive avalanche struck the Himalayan foothills, killing 24 tourists and 32 Nepalese.

One year ago: President Clinton decided to delay and shorten a trip to Greece in reaction to growing security concerns and the prospect of violent anti-American demonstrations. Investigators said the flight data recorder from EgyptAir Flight 990 showed things were normal until the autopilot mysteriously disconnected and the Boeing 767 began what appeared to be a controlled descent.


每日格言

"Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?"

-- Fanny Brice, American actress and singer (1891-1951).



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