Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Notaeble Events May 31

In 1790, U.S. President George Washington signed into law the first U.S. copyright law.

In 1902, Britain and South Africa signed a peace treaty ending the Boer War.

In 1990, U.S. President George H.W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev opened a four-day summit in Washington, focusing on the role of a united Germany in Europe.

In 2003, Eric Robert Rudolph, the long-sought fugitive in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic bombing and attacks on abortion clinics and a gay nightclub, in which two died, was arrested while rummaging through a dumpster in western North Carolina.
  • fugitive
    • a. 逃亡的
    • n. 逃亡者
  • rummage v.仔細搜查
  • dumpster n. 大型垃圾裝卸卡車(已變成商標名)
Also in 2003, U.S. President George W. Bush began a European and Mideastern trip aimed at strengthening relations and promoting a "road map" peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians.

In 2005, Mark Felt admitted that, while No. 2 man in the FBI, he was "Deep Throat," the shadowy contact whose help to Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein on the 1972 Watergate break-in led to U.S. President Richard Nixon's resignation.
Mark Felt承認其任職於FBI期間暗中協助促成華盛頓郵報記者揭露水門案,以至於使尼克森總統辭職下台

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