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July 24, 2006



HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

  • 07-24-1534 - Jacques Cartier, lands in Canada, claims it for France
  • 07-24-1866 - Tennessee becomes 1st Confederate state readmitted to Union
  • 07-24-1929 - President Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounces war
  • 07-24-1937 - Alabama drops charges against 5 blacks accused of rape in Scottsboro
  • 07-24-1948 - Soviets blockades Berlin from west
  • 07-24-1959 - VP Nixon argues with Khrushchev, known as"Kitchen Debate"
  • 07-24-1974 - Supreme Court unanimously rules Nixon must turn over Watergate tapes
  • 07-25-1729 - North Carolina becomes a royal colony
  • 07-25-1799 - French-Egyptian forces under Napolean I beat Turks at Battle of Abukir
  • 07-25-1861 - Washington DC - Crittenden resolution is passed stating that the war is to be fought to preserve union and uphold the Constitution, not to alter slavery
  • 07-25-1866 - US Grant named 1st general of Army
  • 07-25-1952 - Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing US commonwealth
  • 07-25-1960 - US Republican convention nominates Nixon as presidential candidate
  • 07-25-1962 - House passes bill requiring equal pay for equal work regardless of sex
  • 07-25-1963 - US, Russia and England sign nuclear Test ban treaty
  • 07-25-1994 - Jordan and Israeli end 46 year state of war (Wash DC)
  • 07-26-1758 - British battle fleet under gen James Wolfe conquerors Louisbourg
  • 07-26-1775 - 1st Postmaster General: Benjamin Franklin of Pa takes office
  • 07-26-1945 - Winston Churchill resigns as Britain's PM
  • 07-26-1945 - Declaration of Potsdam: US/Brit/China demands Japanese surrender
  • 07-26-1946 - President Truman orders desegregation of all US forces
  • 07-26-1953 - Fidel Castro begins rebellion, the"26th of July Movement," against Fulgenico Batista's regime
  • 07-26-1956 - Egypt seizes Suez Canal
  • 07-27-1809 - Battle at Talavera: British/Spanish army vs French army
  • 07-27-1816 - US troops destroy Ft Apalachicola, a Seminole fort, to punish Indians for harboring runaway slaves
  • 07-27-1861 - Union Gen George McClellan takes command from McDowell of Potamic Army
  • 07-27-1919 - Chicago race riot (15 whites and 23 blacks killed, 500 injured)
  • 07-27-1955 - Austria regains full independence after 4-power occupation
  • 07-27-1974 - House Judiciary Committee votes 27-11 recommends Nixon impeachment
  • 07-28-1864 - Battle of Atlanta GA (Ezra Church)
  • 07-28-1868 - 14th Amendment ratified, grants citizenship to ex-slaves
  • 07-28-1914 - World War I began when Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia
  • 07-28-1915 - 10,000 blacks march on 5th Ave (NYC) protesting lynchings
  • 07-28-1965 - LBJ sends 50,000 more soldiers to Vietnam (total of 125,000)
  • 07-29-1588 - Attacking Spanish Armada defeated and scattered by English defenders
  • 07-29-1676 - Nathaniel Bacon declared a rebel for assembling frontiersmen to protect settlers from Indians
  • 07-29-1974 - 2nd impeachment vote against Nixon by House Judiciary Committee
  • 07-29-1975 - Ford became 1st US pres to visit Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz
  • 07-30-1619 - House of Burgesses Virginia forms, 1st elective US governing body
  • 07-30-1626 - Earthquake hits Naples; 10,000 die
  • 07-30-1839 - Slave rebels, take over slaver Amistad
  • 07-30-1863 - Pres Lincoln issues"eye-for-eye" order to shoot a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot
  • 07-30-1909 - Wright Brothers deliver 1st military plane to the army
  • 07-30-1956 - US motto"In God We Trust" authorized
  • 07-30-1965 - LBJ signs Medicare bill, which goes into effect in 1966
  • 07-30-1974 - House Judiciary Committee votes on 3rd and last charge of"high crimes and misdemeanors" to impeach President Nixon in the Watergate cover-up
BIGGEST STORIES:
IN THE NEWS:
REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

  • Jan T. Gross: Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz Postwar Pogromm - NYT, 7-23-06
  • Jan T. Gross: Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz, First Chapter - NYT, 7-23-06
  • Paul Kennedy: Last Best Hope? A bestselling historian pens a history of the United Nations THE PARLIAMENT OF MAN The Past, Present, and Future of the United Nations - Washington Post, 7-23-06
  • John Lynch: The great liberator of S. America Masterly new biography of Bolívar is the first in English in half a century Simón Bolívar A Life - San Francisco Chronicle, 7-23-06
  • Hugh Trevor-Roper: His published letters LETTERS FROM OXFORD: Hugh Trevor-Roper to Bernard Berenson - Christopher Silvester in Times Online (UK), 7-16-06
OP-ED:
PROFILED:
INTERVIEWED:
FEATURE:
QUOTED:

  • Julian Zelizer on Bush's Record: One Veto, Many No's:"President Bush has vetoed things without vetoing them. He's kind of found alternative ways in which he can basically say no to Congress without publicly saying no, or publicly having the confrontation." - NYT, 7-23-06
SPOTTED:

  • Gretchen Eick: Long-ignored early sit-ins recognized at civil rights convention - AP, 7-22-06
  • Patricia Limerick: Energy eclipses politics at forum - Durango Herald, 7-22-06
  • Larry Schweikart: Invited"with a few other historians" to a meeting with President Bush in the Oval Office on Aug. 3.
EVENTS CALENDER:
ON TV:

  • History Channel coming in November 2006: Desperate Crossing: the Untold Story of the Mayflower -
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Book TV presents After Words: Simon Schama, author of"Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves, and the American Revolution" interviewed by Edna Medford, Howard University history professor, Sunday, July 23 at 6:00 pm and at 9:00 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Book TV presents Ron Steinman Women in Vietnam: The Oral History, Sunday, July 23 at 5:00 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 08 - The War Heads South," Sunday, July 23, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Lost Worlds Knights Templar," Sunday, July 16, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Declassified Ayatollah Khomeini," Monday, July 24, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Lost Worlds Ramses' Egyptian Empire," Monday, July 24, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Digging for the Truth Cleopatra: The Last Pharaoh," Monday, July 24, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Who Was the Real Boston Strangler?," Tuesday, July 18, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Mega Disasters San Francisco Earthquake: Part 1," Tuesday, July 25, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Days That Shook the World The OK Corral and the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.," Wednesday, July 26, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Mega Movers," Marathon Saturday, July 22, @ 12-3pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Nostradamus: 500 Years Later," Saturday, July 29, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Behind The Da Vinci Code," Saturday, July 29, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Mysteries of the Freemasons The Beginning," Saturday, July 29, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Encore Booknotes: James Bradley, Flags of Our Fathers, Saturday, July 29 at 6:00 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Book TV presents After Words: Thomas Ricks, author of"Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq," interviewed by Col. Jeffrey McCausland (US Army-retired), Saturday, July 29 at 9:00 pm and on Sunday, July 30 at 6:00 pm and on Sunday, July 30 at 9:00 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Ron Suskind: THE ONE PERCENT DOCTRINE Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11, #3, (4 weeks on list) - 7-30-06
  • Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower, #7, (10 weeks on list) - 7-30-06
  • James L. Swanson: Manhunt The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, #21 - 7-30-06
  • William J. Bennett: America: The Last Best Hope, Vol. I, #23 - 7-30-06
  • Douglas Brinkley: The Great Deluge, #26 - 7-30-06
  • David Maraniss: Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero, #33 - 7-30-06
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:

  • Joshua Micah Marshall: Blogger with history background becomes Time columnist - HNN, 7-20-06
  • Daryl Black: Assumes Duties As History Museum Curator at the Chattanooga Regional History Museum - The Chattanoogan, TN, 7-17-06
HONORED:
DEPARTED:



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