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July 17. 2006



HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

  • 07-17-1821 - Spain cedes Florida to US
  • 07-17-1861 - Congress authorizes paper money
  • 07-17-1898 - Spanish American War-Spaniards surrender to US at Santiago Cuba
  • 07-17-1929 - USSR drops diplomatic relations with China
  • 07-17-1936 - Military uprising under Gen Franco/begins Spanish civil war
  • 07-17-1945 - Potsdam Conference (FDR, Stalin, Churchill) holds 1st meeting
  • 07-17-1980 - Ronald Reagan formally accepts Republican nomination for president
  • 07-17-1981 - Israeli bombers destroy PLO/al-Fatah headquarters in Beirut
  • 07-18-1768 - Boston Gazette publishes"Liberty Song," America's 1st patriotic song
  • 07-18-1853 - Completion of Grand Trunk Line, trains begin running over 1st North American railroad between Portland, Maine and Montreal
  • 07-18-1864 - President Lincoln asks for 500,000 volunteers for milt service
  • 07-18-1940 - Democratic Convention nominates FDR for a 3rd term
  • 07-18-1947 - President Truman signs Presidential Succession Act
  • 07-18-1947 - British seize"Exodus 1947" ship of Jewish immigrants to Palestine
  • 07-18-1964 - Race riot in Harlem (NYC); riots spread to Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bkln)
  • 07-19-1866 - Tennessee is 1st to ratify 14th Amendment, guaranteeing civil rights
  • 07-19-1867 - Reconstruction enacted
  • 07-19-1941 - British PM Winston Churchill launched his"V for Victory" campaign
  • 07-20-1749 - Earl of Chesterfield says"Idleness is only refuge of weak minds"
  • 07-20-1861 - Confederate state's congress began holding sessions in Richmond, Va
  • 07-20-1944 - Pres FDR nominated for an unprecedented 4th term at Democratic convention
  • 07-20-1949 - Israel's 19 month war of independence ends
  • 07-20-1982 - Bombs planted by Irish Republican Army explode in 2 London parks
  • 07-21-1588 - English fleet defeats Spanish armada
  • 07-21-1669 - John Lockes Constitution of English colony Carolina approved
  • 07-21-1861 - 1st major battle of Civil War ends (Bull Run), Va-South wins
  • 07-21-1925 - Monkey Trial ends-John Scopes found guilty of teaching Darwinism
  • 07-21-1949 - Senate ratifies North Atlantic Treaty by a vote of 82-13 (NATO)
  • 07-21-1962 - 160 civil right activists jailed after demonstration in Albany Ga
  • 07-22-1587 - 2nd English colony forms on Roanoke Island off NC
  • 07-22-1775 - George Washington takes command of US troops
  • 07-22-1893 - Katharine Lee Bates writes"America the Beautiful," in Colorado
  • 07-22-1937 - Senate rejects FDR proposal to enlarge Supreme Court
  • 07-22-1942 - Warsaw Ghetto Jews (300,000) are sent to Treblinka extermination Camp
  • 07-22-1943 - US forces led by Gen George Patton liberate Palermo Sicily
  • 07-22-1975 - House of Reps votes to restore citizenship to Gen Robert E Lee
  • 07-23-1664 - 4 British ships to drive Dutch out of NY, arrive in Boston
  • 07-23-1840 - Union Act passed by British Parliament, uniting Upper and Lower Canada
  • 07-23-1840 - Union Act passed by British Parliament, uniting Upper and Lower Canada
  • 07-23-1940 -"Blitz" all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins
  • 07-23-1959 - VP Richard Nixon begins visit on USSR
BIGGEST STORIES:

  • Michael Oren: Lebanon conflict a perilous gamble Israel-Hezbollah fight may draw in new combatants - Chicago Tribune, 7-16-06
IN THE NEWS:
REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

  • Michael Kazin on Debby Applegate: The Gospel of Love The Most Famous Man in America - NYT, 7-16-06
  • Debby Applegate: The Most Famous Man in America, First Chapter - NYT, 7-16-06
  • John Strausbaugh: The All-American Skin Game Americans' racial obsessions, on page, stage and screen BLACK LIKE YOU Blackface, Whiteface, Insult & Imitation in American Popular Culture - Washington post, 7-16-06
  • Rodney Bolt: Lorenzo's Toil How the son of an impoverished leatherworker came to write Mozart's libretti THE LIBRETTIST OF VENICE Washington post, 7-16-06
  • Douglas Brinkley, Jed Horne: Witnesses of Katrina Three books examine the wrath and the aftermath - Biloxi Sun Herald,, 7-16-06
  • Yosef Gorny: Which Jewish State? Converging Alternatives: The Bund and the Zionist Labor Movement, 1897-1985 - Forward, 7-14-06
  • Linda Colley: Empire as a Way of Life - The nation, 7-13-06
OP-ED:
PROFILED:

  • Fernando Arcas Cubero: HISTORIAN AND PROFESSOR OF HISTORY AT MALAGA UNIVERSITY - Sur, Spain, 7-16-06
  • Kevin Krause: Suburbia a rich source of scholarship for Princeton historian - 7-10-06
  • George Hofmann: Award-winning historian releases fourth book - Community Press, 7-12-06
INTERVIEWED:
FEATURE:
QUOTED:

  • Don Ritchie, an associate historian for the U.S. Senate on Deborah Pryce May Pay a Price for Her Role as a House Republican Leader:"It's the problem you have as a party leader: The nation is watching you, and contributions are flowing to your opponent from people who don't like you and want to remove you. It can be an extra burden rather than an extra glory." - Bllomberg, 7-13-06
  • Michael Dugan on Mike Huckabee contemplating a run for the Republican presidential nomination:"The advantage of Huckabee was that he did not come from northwest Arkansas. The regionalization of the party could be its undoing once Huckabee and Rockefeller are no longer on the scene. The Republican Party from northwest Arkansas may be singing to its Taliban choir up there, but it's not going to carry extensively around the state." - Arkansas News, 7-16-06
SPOTTED:
EVENTS CALENDER:
ON TV:

  • History Channel coming in November 2006: Desperate Crossing: the Untold Story of the Mayflower -
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Book TV presents Colby Buzzell and Yasmine El-Shamayleh On the Ground in Iraq, Sunday, July 16 at 10:00 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
  • History Channel:"True Caribbean Pirates," Sunday, July 16, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Return of the Pirates," Sunday, July 16, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution 07 - Treason & Betrayal," Sunday, July , @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Lost Worlds Knights Templar," Sunday, July 16, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Lost Worlds Atlantis," Monday, July 17, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Deep Sea Detectives Loch Ness: Great Monster Mystery," Monday, July 17, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Stalin: Man of Steel," Tuesday, July 18, @ 3pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Mega Disasters Tornado Alley Twister," Tuesday, July 18, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • Discovery Channel:"Decisions that Shook the World: LBJ and the Civil Rights Movement," July 19, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Alaska: Dangerous Territory," Wednesday, July 19, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Alaska: Big America," Wednesday, July 19, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Mega Disasters," Marathon Saturday, July 22, @ 1-7pm ET/PT
SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Ron Suskind: THE ONE PERCENT DOCTRINE Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11, #3, (3 weeks on list) - 7-23-06
  • Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower, #6, (7 weeks on list) - 7-23-06
  • Jon Meacham: American Gospel, #15, (3 weeks on list) - 7-23-06
  • James L. Swanson: Manhunt The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, #18 - 7-23-06
  • David Maraniss: Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero, #30 - 7-23-06
  • Mark Bowden: Guests of the Ayatollah, #31 - 7-23-06
  • William J. Bennett: America: The Last Best Hope, Vol. I, #35 - 7-23-06
FUTURE RELEASES:

  • Peter Wallsten: One Party Country: The Republican Plan for Dominance in the 21st Century, July 2006
  • Mark A. Graber: Dred Scott and the Problem of Constitutional Evil, July 2006
  • David B. Magleby, editor: Dancing Without Partners: How Candidates, Parties, and Interest Groups Interact in the Presidential Campaign, July 2006
  • Wayne Curtis: And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails, July 25, 2006
  • Thomas E. Ricks: Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, July 25, 2006
  • Nigel Bagnall: Peloponnesian War: Athens, Sparta and the Struggle for Greece, July 25, 2006
  • Juan Williams: Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do about It, August 1, 2006
  • Lawrence Wright: The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, August 8, 2006
  • Mark Schleifstein: Path of Destruction: The Destruction of New Orleans and the Coming Age of Superstorms, August 2006
  • Judith Hicks Stiehm: Champions for Peace: Women Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, August 2006
  • Mark Grotelueschen: AEF Way of War: The American Army and Combat in World War I, August 2006
  • Jim Powell: Bully Boy: The Truth about Theodore Roosevelt's Legacy, August 8, 2006
  • John Botte: Aftermath: Unseen 9/11 Photos by a New York City Cop, August 22, 2006
  • Zahi A. Hawass: Mountains of the Pharaohs: The Untold Story of the Pyramid Builders, August 22, 2006
  • Robert Young Pelton: Licensed to Kill: Hired Guns in the War on Terror, August 29, 2006
  • Edward P. Crapol: John Tyler: The Accidental President, September 2006
  • Marion V. Creekmore: A Moment of Crisis: The Inside Story of Jimmy Carter in North Korea, September 2006
  • Charles W. Calhoun: Conceiving a New Republic: The Republican Party and the Southern Question, 1869-1900, September 2006
  • Nicholas Lemann: Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War, September 2006
  • Greil Marcus: The Shape of Things to Come: Prophecy and the American Voice September 2006
  • Wilson D. Miscamble: From Roosevelt to Truman: Potsdam, Hiroshima, and the Cold War, September 2006
  • Eva Plach: Clash of Moral Nations: Cultural Politics in Pilsudski's Poland, 1926-1935, September 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
  • James E. Wise: Women at War: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Conflicts, September 2006
  • Rodric Braithwaite: Moscow 1941: A City and Its People at War, September 26, 2006
APPOINTED:
HONORED:
DEPARTED:

  • Thomas Clark: History through historian's memoirs Luncheon today will celebrate launch of late Thomas Clark's last book - Kentucky.com, 7-14-06



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