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Thanksgiving Day
感恩节
    2007-11-23 10:17:59     CRIENGLISH.com

Thought for Today:

Women have been trained to speak softly and carry a lipstick. Those days are over.
女人被要求轻声讲话、随身携带口红的时代已经过去了。

Today's Highlight in History:


(The First Thanksgiving in 1621)

November 22 is the Thanksgiving day of 2007. The "First Thanksgiving" in 1621 was actually a harvest festival. In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln appointed a national day of thanksgiving. Since then each president has issued a Thanksgiving Day proclamation, usually designating the fourth Thursday of each November as the holiday.
今天是2006年的感恩节。第一次感恩节发生在1621年,为了庆祝农业丰收。1863年,亚伯拉罕·林肯指定感恩节为全国性的节日。从此,每年历任总统都要宣布感恩节的日期,通常是每年11月的第四个周四。

1852: An earthquake opened the spit under the Lake Merced on November 23, and the lake is estimated to have lost 30 feet of water. Lake Merced is located in the southwest corner of San Francisco.
1852年11月23日,默塞德湖发生地震,水位在一夜间降低了30英寸。默塞德湖位于旧金山西南角。

1977: European weather satellite Meteosat 1 was launched by a Thor-Delta rocket from Florida. From its orbital location of 0° it was able to transmit images of Europe, the Atlantic, the whole of Africa, the Middle East and part of South America.
1977年11月23日,欧洲气象卫星Meteosat一号在佛罗里达由Thor-Delta号运载火箭发射。当它在地球同步轨道零度的时候,可以拍摄到欧洲、大西洋、整个非洲、中东和部分美洲。

1980: a strong (M=6.5) earthquake took place in Irpinia (Southern Italy) at about 250 Km from Rome on November 23,killing 4800 people.
1980年11月23日,伊尔皮尼亚(意大利南部)发生6.5级大地震,大约离罗马250公里,共有4800人死亡。

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