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June 5, 2006



HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

  • 06-05-1805 - 1st recorded tornado in"Tornado Alley" (Southern Illinois)
  • 06-05-1884 - William Sherman refuses Republican presidential nomination saying"I will not accept if nominated & will not serve if elected"
  • 06-05-1899 - Alfred Dreyfus' acquitted
  • 06-05-1940 - Battle of France begins in WW II
  • 06-05-1947 - Sec. of State George C Marshall outlines"Marshall Plan"
  • 06-05-1950 - US Supreme Court undermines legal foundations of segregation
  • 06-06-1536 - Mexico begins it's inquisition
  • 06-06-1664 - New Amsterdam renamed NYC
  • 06-06-1716 - 1st slaves arrive in Louisiana
  • 06-06-1813 - US invasion of Canada halted at Stoney Creek (Ont)
  • 06-06-1816 - 10" snowfall in New England,"year without a summer" (Krakatoa)
  • 06-06-1944 - D-Day: 150,000 Allied Expeditionary Force lands in Normandy, France
  • 06-06-1966 - Stokely Carmichael launches"Black Power" movement
  • 06-06-1972 - US bombs Haiphong, North-Vietnam; 1000s killed
  • 06-07-1099 - 1st Crusaders arrive in Jerusalem
  • 06-07-1775 - United Colonies change name to United States
  • 06-07-1776 - Richard Lee (VA) moves Declaration of Independence in Continental Congress
  • 06-07-1863 - Battle of Milliken's Bend, LA-Jefferson Davis' home burnt
  • 06-07-1864 - Abe Lincoln renominated for President by Republican Party
  • 06-07-1929 - Vatican City becomes a sovereign state
  • 06-07-1942 - Battle of Midway ends, 1st WW II naval defeat of Japan
  • 06-07-1965 - Supreme Court rules 1879 CT law ban of contraceptives unconstitutional
  • 06-07-1982 - Pres Reagan meets Pope John Paul II & Queen Elizabeth
  • 06-08-1861 - People of Tennessee vote to succeed from Union
  • 06-08-1886 - 1st Civil Rights Act passes
  • 06-08-1965 - US troops ordered to fight offensively in Vietnam
  • 06-08-1982 - Reagan addresses joint session of British Parliament
  • 06-08-1987 - Oliver North's secretary Fawn Hall tesifies at Iran-Contra hearing
  • 06-09-1534 - Jacques Cartier 1st sails into mouth of St Lawrence River
  • 06-09-1549 - Book of Common Prayer is adopted by the Church of England
  • 06-09-1732 - Royal charter for Georgia granted to James Oglethorpe
  • 06-09-1802 - US Academy at West Point founded
  • 06-09-1967 - Israeli troops reach Suez Canal
  • 06-09-1983 - Margret Thatcher's Conservative Party wins British parliamentary election
  • 06-10-1752 - Ben Franklin's kite is struck by lightning
  • 06-10-1793 - Washington replaced Philadelphia as US capital
  • 06-10-1850 - Millard Fillmore sworn-in as president of US (replacing Taylor)
  • 06-10-1943 - FDR becomes 1st US pres to visit a foreign country during wartime
  • 06-11-1578 - England grants Sir Humphrey Gilbert a patent to explore & colonize US
  • 06-11-1942 - US & USSR sign Lend-Lease agreement during WW II
BIGGEST STORIES:
IN THE NEWS:
REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

  • Nathaniel Philbrick: Pilgrims and Indians Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War. - NYT, 6-4-06
  • Simon Schama: Give Us Liberty Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution - NYT, 6-4-06<
  • Simon Schama: Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution First Chapter - NYT, 6-4-06<
  • Stanley Weintraub on Simon Schama: Breaking Away If you were a slave at the time of the American Revolution, which side would you root for? Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution - Washington Post, 5-8-06
  • Michael Kazin: A Godly Hero Makes Valiant Attempt to Revamp Reputation of Democratic Presidential Candidate William Jennings Bryan - Huntington News Network, 6-2-06
  • Antony Beevor: THE BATTLE FOR SPAIN The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 - Times Online, 5-31-06
OP-ED:
PROFILED:
INTERVIEWED:
QUOTED:

  • Richard Holt on England's tribal rivalry with Germany takes centre stage ahead of World Cup:"This anti-Germanism should have been evident in the 1950s. But when England played Germany, there was no chanting ... (no one) put their arms out and pretended to be (RAF) bombers in the 1950s." - AP, 6-4-06
  • Jacques Barzun on Why the teachers are angry :"Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition." Manila Times, 6-5-06
  • Hatta Ikuhiko, Japan's pre-eminent historian of the modern dynasty on for the first time in centuries a girl stands to inherit the Japanese throne: :This was a deliberate strategy by the Imperial family. I have heard that Princess Akishino [Kiko] consulted doctors, and that new medical technology allows for a 70% probability of a boy. We expect rumours to that effect to be spread by the household this summer." - The Sunday Times, 6-4-06
  • Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. on John Kenneth Galbraith:"He was the republic's most valuable subversive. Underneath his joy in combat, he was a do-gooder in the dark of night." - NYT, 6-1-06
  • David McCullough to Bates College Graduates:"Choose work you love. Work hard. Take your work seriously, not yourself. Don't let setbacks or skeptics get you down. And when, as is bound to happen, some supposedly all-knowing somebody says to you, 'Well, welcome to the real world,' remember that Bates College too is the real world. Remember that Shakespeare, and Cervantes, Botticelli and Tchaikovsky are the real world." - AScribe, 5-30-06
APPEARANCES & SPOTTED:
ON TV:

  • History Channel: Digging for the Truth The Da Vinci Code: Bloodlines, Sunday, June 4, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution Boston, Bloody Boston," Sunday, June 4, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • C-Span2, BookTV: History on Book TV: Eric Burns, Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American Journalism Sunday, June 4 @ 7:00 pm C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: History on Book TV: Caroline Finkel, Osman's Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire," Monday, June 4 @ 8:10 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Kenneth Osgood, Total Cold War: Eisenhower's Secret Propaganda Battle at Home and Abroad, Monday, June 5 @ 7:00am C-Span2, BookTV
  • History Channel:"Digging for the Truth Stonehenge Secrets Revealed," Monday, June 5, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • PBS: American Experience,"The Wizard of Photography," Monday, June 5 @ 9pm - PBS

  • History Channel:"Decoding The Past 666: The Sign of Evil," Tuesday, June 6, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"History's Mysteries The Essex: The True Story of Moby Dick," Thursday, June 8, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Days That Shook the World The Rosetta Stone/The Discovery of Tutankhamun's Tomb, Friday, June 9, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"UFO Files," Marathon Saturday, June 10, @ 1-5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Washington the Warrior," Saturday, June 10, @ 5pm ET/PT -- Warrior' a fresh look at George Washington - AP, 5-29-06
SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower, #4, (3 weeks on list) - 6-11-06
  • Douglas Brinkley: The Great Deluge, #14, (3 weeks on list) - 6-11-06
  • David Maraniss: Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero, #17 - 6-11-06
  • Kevin Phillips: American Theocracy, #21 - 6-11-06
  • James L. Swanson: Manhunt The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, #28 - 6-11-06
FUTURE RELEASES:

  • Juliet Barker: Agincourt: Henry V and the Battle That Made England, June 2006 - Amazon.com
  • George Lakoff: Whose Freedom? The Battle Over America's Most Important Idea, June 2006 -
  • John Lynch: Simon Bolivar: A Life, June 2006
  • Rita A. Scotti: Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's, June 2006
  • Martin Gilbert: Kristallnacht: Prelude to Destruction, June 13, 2006
  • Paul M. Kennedy: The Parliament of Man: The past, Present, and Future of the United Nations, June 20, 2006
  • John Dunn: Democracy : A History, June 28, 2006 Amazon.com
  • Nick Bryant: The Bystander: John F. Kennedy and Struggle for Black Equality , June 30, 2006 - Amazon.com
  • Richard Labunski: James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights, July 2006
  • Nicholas Lemann: Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War, September 2006
APPOINTED:
HONORED:
DEPARTED:


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