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July 10, 2006


  • 07-10-1040 Lady Godiva rides naked on horseback to force her husband, the Earl of Mercia, to lower taxes
  • 07-10-1460 Wars of Roses: Richard of York defeats King Henry VI at Northampton
  • 07-10-1775 Horatio Gates, issues order excluding blacks from Continental Army
  • 07-10-1832 Andrew Jackson battles Biddle's Bank of the United States
  • 07-10-1919 Pres Wilson personally delivers Treaty of Versailles to Senate
  • 07-10-1925 Jury selection took place in John T. Scopes evolution trial
  • 07-10-1940 Battle of Britain began as Nazi forces attacked by air (114 days)
  • 07-10-1943 Allies land on Sicily
  • 07-11-1656 First Quaker colonists land at Boston
  • 07-11-1864 Confederate forces led by Gen J Early begin invasion of Wash DC
  • 07-11-1804 Aaron Burr slays Alexander Hamiliton in duel
  • 07-11-1905 Niagara Movement founded by WEB Dubois
  • 07-11-1945 Soviets agree to hand over power in West Berlin
  • 07-11-1944 FDR says he would run for a 4th term
  • 07-11-1952 Gen Eisenhower nominated as Republican presidential candidate
  • 07-11-1974 House Judiciary Committee releases evidence on Watergate inquiry
  • 07-11-1977 Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Rev Martin Luther King Jr
  • 07-12-1290 Jews are expelled from England by order of King Edward I
  • 07-12-1812 US forces led by Gen Hull invade Canada (War of 1812)
  • 07-12-1862 Congress authorizes Medal of Honor
  • 07-12-1920 Panama Canal opens
  • 07-12-1944 US govt recognizes authority of General De Gaulle
  • 07-12-1957 US Surgeon Gen Leroy Burney connects smoking with lung cancer
  • 07-12-1966 Race riot in Chicago
  • 07-12-1967 Blacks in Newark, riot, 26 killed, 1500 injured and over 1000 arrested
  • 07-12-1974 John Ehrlichman convicted of violating Daniel Ellsberg's rights
  • 07-12-1984 Geraldine Ferraro, NY becomes 1st woman major-party VP candidate
  • 07-13-1643 Battle at Roundway Down: Royalists beat parliamentary armies
  • 07-13-1787 Congress establishes Northwest Territory (excludes slavery)
  • 07-13-1863 Anti-draft mobs lynch blacks in NYC; about 1,000 die
  • 07-13-1930 Sarnoff reports in NY Times"TV would be a theater in every home"
  • 07-13-1943 Greatest tank battle in history ends with Russia's defeat of Germany at Kursk, almost 6,000 tanks take part, 2,900 were lost by Germany
  • 07-13-1977 NYC experiences 25 hr black-out
  • 07-13-1985"Live Aid" concert raises over $70 million for African famine relief
  • 07-14-1822 Slave revolt in SC under Denmark Vesey/Peter Poyas
  • 07-14-1845 Fire in NYC destroys 1,000 homes and kills many
  • 07-14-1945 Battleship USS South Dakota is 1st US ship to bombard Japan
  • 07-14-1946 Mass murder on Jews in Kielce Poland
  • 07-14-1976 Jimmy Carter wins Democratic pres nomination in NYC
  • 07-14-1987 Lt Col Oliver North concludes 6 days of Congressional testimony
  • 07-15-1099 1st Crusaders capture, plunder Jerusalem
  • 07-15-1662 England's King Charles II charters Royal Society in London
  • 07-15-1815 Napoleon captured and surrendered and is later exiled on St Helena
  • 07-15-1830 3 Indian tribes, Sioux, Sauk and Fox, signs a treaty giving the US most of Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri
  • 07-15-1870 Hudson's Bay and Northwest Territories transferred to Canada
  • 07-15-1948 Pres Truman nominated for another term (Phila)
  • 07-15-1958 Pres Eisenhower sends US troops to Lebanon; they stay 3 months
  • 07-15-1971 Pres Nixon announces he would visit People's Rep of China
  • 07-15-1987 John Poindexter testifies at Iran-Contra hearings
  • 07-15-1991 US troops leave northern Iraq
  • 07-16-1429 Joan of Arc leads French army in Battle of Orleans
  • 07-16-1790 Congress establishes District of Columbia
  • 07-16-1861 Battle of Bull Run, the 1st major battle of the Civil War, is fought
  • 07-16-1945 1st atomic bomb detonated, Trinity Site, Alamogordo, New Mexico
  • 07-16-1969 Apollo 11, carrying 1st men to land on Moon, launched
  • 07-16-1980 Ronald Reagan nominated for Pres by Republicans in Detroit

  • David Oshinsky on Douglas Brinkley and Jed Horne: Hurricane Katrina Books Hell and High Water - NYT, 7-9-06
  • Douglas Brinkley: The Great Deluge, First Chapter - NYT, 7-9-06
  • Debby Applegate: The Gospel of Love By the 1850s, an inspiring Brooklyn preacher was breaking new ground in celebrity and faith THE MOST FAMOUS MAN IN AMERICA The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher - Washington Post, 7-9-06
  • Jeffrey Rosen: Majority Rules A scholar argues that the judiciary should hew toward mainstream opinions THE MOST DEMOCRATIC BRANCH How the Courts Serve America - Washington Post, 7-9-06
  • Geoffrey Hosking: Professor looks at the dilemma of Soviet Union RULERS AND VICTIMS: The Russians in the Soviet Union - Charleston Post Courier, 7-2-06
  • James Green: Haymarket historian Putting labor movement riot into context 120 years later Death in The Haymarket: A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement and the Bombing That Divided Gilded Age America -, 7-5-06

  • Robert Skidelsky: Profiled as he leaves academia for big business - Guardian, 7-4-06

  • Gil Troy on Open Race Raises Names For Election 2008:"What makes 2008 so interesting is that we have a completely wide-open field in the age of totally democratized primaries....To have that kind of chaos on both sides is really quite destabilizing." - AP, 7-5-06

  • July 11, 2006: The city of Negaunee will be holding its 27th annual Pioneer Days Russell Magnaghi presents"History of food origins in Marquette County" and John Anderton presents"Native Americans and the discovery of Iron Ore in Negaunee" at the Negaunee History Museum - Marquette Mining Journal, MI, 7-9-06
  • July 25, 2006: Richard Labunski speaking about his new book James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights @ Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington at 7 p.m - UK News - Kentucky, 6-20-06

  • C-Span2, BookTV: Book TV presents David Oshinsky Polio: An American Story, Sunday, July 9 at 7:00 pm and Monday, July 10 at 5:00 am - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Book TV presents Ronald Kessler Laura Bush: An Intimate Portrait of the First Lady, Monday, July 10 at 12:30 am - C-Span2, BookTV
  • History Channel:"True Caribbean Pirates," Sunday, July 9, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution Forging an Army," Sunday, July 9, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Modern Marvels Pirate Tech," Sunday, July 9, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Modern Marvels The Colosseum," Monday, June 10, @ 1 and 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Lost Worlds Knights Templar," Monday, June 10, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Digging for the Truth The Da Vinci Code: Bloodlines," Monday, June 10, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Deep Sea Detectives Blackbeard's Mystery Ship," Monday, June 10, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Digging for the Truth Hunt for the Lost Ark," Wednesday, July 12, @ 12 and 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Weird U.S. History or Hoax?," Wednesday, July 12, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"True Caribbean Pirates," Wednesday, July 12, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Shootout Hunt for Bin Laden," Thursday, July 13, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Ancient Discoveries Ancient Discoveries: Ancient Computer?," Thursday, July 13, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Tales of the FBI The Kansas City Massacre," Friday, July 14, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Illuminating Angels & Demons," Friday, July 14, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Decoding The Past," Marathon Saturday, July 15, @ 1-5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Modern Marvels Ben Franklin Tech," Saturday, July 15, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Decoding The Past Ten Commandments, Part 1," Saturday, July 8, @ 6pm ET/PT

  • Ron Suskind: THE ONE PERCENT DOCTRINE Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11, #3, (2 weeks on list) - 7-16-06
  • Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower, #7, (8 weeks on list) - 7-16-06
  • Mark Bowden: Guests of the Ayatollah, #18 - 7-16-06
  • James L. Swanson: Manhunt The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, #19 - 7-16-06
  • William J. Bennett: America: The Last Best Hope, Vol. I, #22 - 7-16-06
  • David Maraniss: Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero, #29 - 7-16-06
  • Douglas Brinkley: The Great Deluge, #33 - 7-16-06

  • 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
  • Jed Horne: Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City, July 11, 2006
  • Orhan Pamuk: Istanbul: Memories and the City, July 11, 2006
  • John Man: Attila: The Barbarian King Who Challenged Rome, July 11, 2006
  • Sally Denton: Faith and Betrayal: A Pioneer Woman's Passage in the American West, July 11, 2006
  • John Dean: Conservatives Without Conscience, July 11, 2006
  • Thomas E. Ricks: Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, July 25, 2006
  • Mark A. Graber: Dred Scott and the Problem of Constitutional Evil, 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

  • Adam Goodheart: New director of the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience - Press Release, 7-5-06

  • Francis C. Oakley: Received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Notre Dame - Berkshire Eagle, 7-9-06

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