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June 12, 2006



HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

  • 06-12-1776 Virginia adopts George Mason’s Declaration of Rights
  • 06-12-1898 Philippine Independence Declared
  • 06-12-1963 Medgar Evers assassinated
  • 06-12-1987 Reagan challenges Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall
  • 06-13-1807 Thomas Jefferson subpoenaed in Aaron Burr's treason trial
  • 06-13-1914 Kaiser Wilhelm concludes meeting with Archduke Franz Ferdinand
  • 06-13-1967 Thurgood Marshall appointed to Supreme Court
  • 06-13-1971 The New York Times publishes the"Pentagon Papers"
  • 06-14-1777 Continental Congress chooses national flag
  • 06-14-1917 U.S. President Woodrow Wilson gives Flag Day address
  • 06-14-1922 Harding becomes first president to be heard on the radio
  • 06-15-1215 Magna Carta Sealed
  • 06-15-1775 George Washington assigned to lead the Continental Army
  • 06-15-1846 U.S.-Canadian border established
  • 06-15-1864 Battle of Petersburg begins
  • 06-15-1964 Johnson decides against submitting Vietnam resolution to Congress
  • 06-16-1858 Lincoln warns that America is becoming a"house divided"
  • 06-16-1862 Battle of Secessionville
  • 06-16-1961 Kennedy agrees to send instructors to train troops
  • 06-17-1579 Drake claims California for England
  • 06-17-1775 Battle of Bunker Hill begins
  • 06-17-1930 Hoover signs Smoot-Hawley Tariff
  • 06-17-1972 Watetgate Burglars Arrested
  • 06-18-1798 Adams passes first of Alien and Sedition Acts
  • 06-18-1812 Second Anglo-American War begins
  • 06-18-1815 Napoleon Defeated at Waterloo
  • 06-18-1979 Carter and Brezhnev sign the SALT-II treaty
BIGGEST STORIES:
IN THE NEWS:
REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:
OP-ED:
PROFILED:
INTERVIEWED:
QUOTED:

  • Michal R. Belknap on Military Justice & Iraq Killings:"The big question, is whether any of those who will be charged will be high ranking officers, or whether somebody of comparatively low rank will be stuck with responsibility." - Newswise (press release), 6-9-06
APPEARANCES & SPOTTED:

  • Josh Freeman, NY Historians: Conference on New York State History and Association of Public Historians of New York State, June 2-4, 2006- NY Sun, 6-5-06
  • David McCullough: Delivers commencement address at Bates College - Bates College website, 5-28-06
ON TV:

  • History Channel:"The Revolution Boston, Bloody Boston," Sunday, June 11, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution Rebellion to Revolution," Sunday, June 11, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • C-Span2, BookTV: History on Book TV: Michael Sallah & Mitch Weiss, Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War Sunday, June 11 @ 7:00 pm C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: William Hogeland, The Whiskey Rebellion: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Frontier Rebels Who Challenged America's Newfound Sovereignty, Sunday, June 11 @ 8:10 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Alexander Polikoff, Waiting for Gautreaux: A Story of Segregation, Housing, and the Black Ghetto, Monday, June 12 @ 12:10am ET/PT C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Bob Zeller, The Blue and Gray in Black and White: A History of Civil War Photography, Monday, June 12 @ 1:00am ET/PT C-Span2, BookTV
  • History Channel:"The True Story of Black Hawk Down," Monday, June 12, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Digging for the Truth The Vikings: Voyage to America," Monday, June 12, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Nostradamus: 500 Years Later," Tuesday, June 13, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Iran: The Next Iraq?," Friday, June 16, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Deep Sea Detectives Disaster of Napoleon's Fleet," Friday, June 16, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Mega Movers," Marathon Saturday, June 17, @ 1-5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Save Our History Jefferson's Other Revolution," Saturday, June 17, @ 8pm ET/PT --
SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower, #5, (4 weeks on list) - 6-18-06
  • William J. Bennett: America: The Last Best Hope, Vol. I, #11, (1 week on list) - 6-18-06
  • David Maraniss: Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero, #18 - 6-18-06
  • Kevin Phillips: American Theocracy, #23 - 6-18-06
  • Douglas Brinkley: The Great Deluge, #25 - 6-18-06
  • James L. Swanson: Manhunt The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, #26 - 6-18-06
  • Gordon Wood: Revolutionary Characters, #33 - 6-18-06
FUTURE RELEASES:

  • Juliet Barker: Agincourt: Henry V and the Battle That Made England, June 2006
  • 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
  • Paul M. Kennedy: The Parliament of Man: The past, Present, and Future of the United Nations, June 20, 2006
  • Ron Suskind: The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11, June 20, 2006
  • Lawrence Otis Graham: The Senator and the Socialite: The True Story of America's First Black Dynasty, June 27, 2006
  • Martin Gilbert: The Somme: Herosim and Horror in the First World War , June 27, 2006
  • John Dunn: Democracy : A History, June 28, 2006
  • Nick Bryant: The Bystander: John F. Kennedy and Struggle for Black Equality , June 30, 2006 -
  • Peter W. Galbraith: End of Iraq: How the United States Unintentionally Broke Up Iraq and Changed the Middle East, July 2006
  • Richard Labunski: James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights, July 2006
  • Peter Wallsten: One Party Country: The Republican Plan for Dominance in the 21st Century, July 2006
  • Ryan Sager: The Elephant in the Room: Libertarians, the Christian Right, and the Looming Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party, September 2006
  • Nicholas Lemann: Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War, September 2006
  • David Bodanis: Passionate Minds: The Great Love Affair of the Enlightenment, Featuring the Scientist Emilie du Chatelet, the Poet Voltaire, Swordfights, Bookburnings, Assorted Kings, Seditiou, October 3, 2006
APPOINTED:
HONORED:
DEPARTED:



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