2007年5月10日星期四

历史上的今天

历史大事
1863:
Confederate General Stonewall Jackson dies eight days after he is accidentally shot by his own troops during the American Civil War
1863年:南部诸州联盟斯通沃尔·杰克逊将军在被己方军队误伤八天后死去。

1869: A golden spike is driven into the ground in Promontory, Utah, where the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads meet; it marks the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States.
1869年:一枚金质道钉在犹他州普罗蒙特利入土,这里是太平洋联合铁路和太平洋中部铁路交汇之处;这一事件标志着美国第一条横贯大陆的铁路完工。

1940: British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain resigns; at the request of King George VI, Winston Churchill agrees to take over as prime minister.
1940年:英国首相纳威·张伯伦卸任;应国王乔治六世之邀,温斯顿·丘吉尔同意接任首相。

1941: Nazi deputy Rudolf Hess, apparently seeking a peace deal between Germany and Britain, steals a plane and crash lands in Scotland; he is arrested and imprisoned for the rest of the war.
1941年:纳粹党副手鲁道夫·黑斯秘密乘飞机前往英国,并在苏格兰迫降,其此行目的显然是为寻求英德之间的和平协议;黑斯在迫降后被捕,并被囚禁至二战结束。

1994: Nelson Mandela is sworn in as the first native African president of South Africa; a new, multi-racial cabinet is formed the following day.
1994年:奈尔逊·曼德拉宣誓就职南非首任黑人总统;翌日组成新一届多种族成员内阁。

本日诞生之名人
Fred Astaire, dancer and actor (1899)
舞蹈家、演员弗雷德·阿斯泰尔(1899年生)

Karl Barth, theologian (1886)
神学家卡尔·巴斯(1886年生)

John Wilkes Booth, actor and assassin of President Abraham Lincoln (1838)
演员约翰·怀克·布思,刺杀亚伯拉罕·林肯总统之刺客(1838年生)

Sir Thomas Lipton, merchant and yachtsman (1850)
商人、游艇主托马斯·立顿爵士(1850年生)

温斯顿·丘吉尔

横贯美洲大陆的铁路

鲁道夫·黑斯



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