英语学习论坛

 找回密码
 立即注册
查看: 23|回复: 0

Today in history:November 23

[复制链接]

36万

主题

36万

帖子

109万

积分

论坛元老

Rank: 8Rank: 8

积分
1094809
发表于 2016-7-9 23:19:22 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
  November 23
          Lyndon Johnson has been sworn in as president just a few hours after JFK"s
death
          1963: Johnson takes over as US president
          England have
          Fifty-five year old Lyndon Baines Johnson begins his new job today as US
president.
          He was sworn in yesterday just two hours after an assassin shot President
John F Kennedy in the head.
          The former vice president took his oath on the presidential plane at
Andrew"s Air Force Base.
          The new first lady, Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson witnessed the swearing-in
together with the dead president"s widow Jacqui Kennedy - her stocking still
stained with her husband"s blood.
          The party flew to Washington with the assassinated president"s coffin after
the ceremony.
          On arriving in Washington the president said "I will do my best. That is
all I can do."
          President Johnson will address a joint session of Congress on Wednesday
where it is likely he will outline his future programme.
          Commentators say there probably will be little immediate change in policy
with a presidential election on the horizon.
          The new president has come from humble beginnings to become one of the
world"s most powerful men.
          The eldest of five children, he was born on a Texan farm in 1908 into a
poor background.
          Mr Johnson worked as a teacher before entering politics as a Texan
congressman"s secretary in 1931.
          President Roosevelt soon spotted his talents and made him the director of
the National Youth Administration in Texas in 1935.
          After serving six successive terms in the House of Representatives, he
entered the senate in 1948 and rapidly rose through the ranks gaining powerful
posts.
          He made his mark by single-handedly steering the Civil Rights Act through
the senate in 1957 despite opposition from within his own party.
          In 1960 Mr Johnson ran in the Democratic presidential elections which he
lost to Kennedy who then invited him to be his running mate.
          He is regarded by some commentators as a master of compromise with an able
political brain.
          Mr Johnson is married with two daughters, 19 year old Lynda and Lucy aged
16.
          The gang twice tried to rob the Bank of America
          1996: Hijacked jet crashes into sea
          Artificially 1969:
          The A hijacked passenger jet has crashed into the Indian Ocean after
running out of fuel.
          Out of the 175 passengers and crew on board at least 100 people were killed
when Flight ET961 broke up during an emergency landing 1,640 feet (500 metres)
from a holiday beach on the Comoro Islands.
          Tourists and islanders were able to reach the plane minutes after the
impact and about 50 people are believed to have been rescued alive from the
wreckage, including two of the suspected hijackers.
          The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 had been flying from Addis Ababa to
Nairobi when it was hijacked by three men at 0820 GMT, four hours before it was
forced to ditch into the sea.
          According to Ethiopian aviation officials, they ordered the pilot to fly to
Australia. He persuaded the men he needed to refuel at Hahaya Airport, 15 miles
from the scene of the accident.
          Witnesses of the plane"s last seconds off the northern tip of Grand Comore
- the largest of the four islands in the Comoro archipelago - included staff and
guests at the Galawa Beach hotel.
          "It certainly was a crash landing, not a nose dive, but the sea was rough
and the plane just broke up on impact - the fuselage broke into three pieces,"
said hotel manager Bruce Thompson.
          A party of 20 French doctors were among the first to reach the scene in
boats.
          The survivors - including the captain and his co-pilot - were taken to
local hospitals, and fewer than 20 are reported to be seriously hurt.
          The motive of the hijackers remains unclear, but the two suspects, who were
identified by the pilot, are under arrest on the island.
          Vocabulary:
          fuselage : the central body of an airplane that is designed to accommodate
the crew and passengers(机身)
回复

使用道具 举报

您需要登录后才可以回帖 登录 | 立即注册

本版积分规则

小黑屋|手机版|Archiver|新都网 ( 京ICP备09058993号 )

GMT+8, 2019-11-20 13:13 , Processed in 0.034199 second(s), 7 queries , WinCache On.

Powered by Discuz! X3.4

© 2001-2017 Comsenz Inc.

快速回复 返回顶部 返回列表