Today's Highlight in History:
On February 18th, 1861, Jefferson Davis was sworn in as president of the Confederate States of America（美利坚联盟国） in Montgomery, Alabama.
On this date:
In 1516, Mary Tudor, the Queen of England popularly known as "Bloody1 Mary," was born in Greenwich Palace.
In 1546, Martin Luther, leader of the Protestant Reformation in Germany, died.
In 1564, the artist Michelangelo（米开朗基罗） died in Rome.
In 1885, Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" was published in the US for the first time.
In 1930, the ninth planet of our solar system, Pluto2（冥王星） , was discovered.
In 1960, the Eighth Winter Olympic Games were formally opened in Squaw Valley, California, by Vice3 President Nixon.
In 1970, the Chicago Seven defendants4 were found innocent of conspiring5 to incite6（煽动，激励） riots（暴动，骚乱） at the 1968 Democratic national convention（大会，协定） .
In 1972, the California Supreme7 Court struck down（击倒，驳回） the state's death penalty.
In 1977, the space shuttle "Enterprise," sitting atop a Boeing 747, went on its maiden8 "flight" above the Mojave Desert（黄哈韦沙漠） .
In 1988, Anthony M. Kennedy was sworn in as the 104th justice of the US Supreme Court.
Ten years ago: In general elections, Japan's conservative governing party held onto its 34-year-old majority in the Parliament's lower house.
Five years ago: The NAACP replaced veteran chairman William Gibson with Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of slain9 civil rights leader Medgar Evers, after the rank-and-file（一般大众的） declared no confidence in Gibson's leadership.
One year ago: The Clinton administration warned Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic to choose peace with ethnic10 Albanians in Kosovo, or face a devastating11（毁灭性的，全然的） military strike.