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July 31, 2006



HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

  • 31/07/1620 - Pilgrim Fathers depart (through England) to America
  • 31/07/1777 - Marquis de Lafayette, 19, made major-general of Continental Army
  • 31/07/1864 - Ulysses S Grant is named General of Volunteers
  • 31/07/1914 - German Emperor Wilhelm II threatens war, orders Russia to demobilize
  • 01/08/1619 - 1st black Americans (20) land at Jamestown, Virginia
  • 01/08/1790 - 1st US census (population of 3,939,214; 697,624 are slaves)
  • 01/08/1794 - Whiskey Rebellion begins
  • 01/08/1834 - Slavery abolished through out the British Empire
  • 01/08/1855 - Castle Clinton in NYC opens as 1st US receiving station for immigrants
  • 01/08/1863 - Cavalry action near Brandy Station-End of Gettysburg Campaign
  • 01/08/1867 - Blacks vote for 1st time in a state election in South (Tenn
  • 01/08/1914 - Emperor Wilhelm II declares war on his nephew tsar Nicolas II (WW I)
  • 01/08/1944 - Uprising in Warsaw ghetto
  • 01/08/1982 - Heavy Israeli air bombardment on Beirut
  • 02/08/1492 - Jews are expelled from Spain by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella
  • 02/08/1776 - Formal signing of Declaration of Independence
  • 02/08/1802 - Napoleon declared"Counsel for Life"
  • 02/08/1920 - Marcus Garvey presents his"Back To Africa" program in NYC
  • 02/08/1943 - Lt John F Kennedy's PT-boat 109 sinks at Solomon islands
  • 02/08/1945 - Potsdam Conference ended, with Stalin, Truman and Churchill
  • 02/08/1965 - Morley Safer's sends 1st Vietnam report indicating we are losing
  • 03/08/1676 - Nathaniel Bacon publishes"Declaration of People of Virginia"
  • 03/08/1923 - VP Calvin Coolidge becomes 30th president
  • 03/08/1948 - FDR advisor Alger Hiss accused to be a" communist"
  • 03/08/1990 - US announces commitment of Naval forces to Gulf regions
  • 04/08/1558 - 1st printing of Zohar (Jewish Kabbalah)
  • 04/08/1789 - French National Meeting ending feudal system
  • 04/08/1914 - US declares neutrality in WW I
  • 04/08/1914 - Germany declares war on Belgium; Britain declares war on Germany
  • 04/08/1964 - Civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James E Chaney, bodies discovered in an earthen Mississippi dam
  • 04/08/1977 - Pres Carter establishes Dept of Energy
  • 05/08/1391 - Jews are massacred in Toledo and Barcelona Spain
  • 05/08/1846 - Oregon country divided between US and Britain at 49th parallel
  • 05/08/1921 - Treaty of Berlin: US and Germany sign separate peace treaty
  • 05/08/1945 - Atom Bomb dropped on Hiroshima (Aug 6th in Japan)
  • 05/08/1963 - Britain, US and USSR sign nuclear test ban treaty
  • 05/08/1964 - US begins bombing North Vietnam
  • 05/08/1974 - Pres Nixon admits he withheld information about Watergate break-in
  • 05/08/1981 - Pres Regan fires 11,500 air traffic controllers who struck 2 days ago
  • 05/08/1986 - US Senate votes for SDI-project (Star Wars)
  • 06/08/1787 - Constitutional Convention in Phila begans debate
  • 06/08/1806 - Holy Roman Empire ends; it was neither holy, Roman, nor an empire
  • 06/08/1815 - US flotilla ends piracy by Algiers, Tunis and Tripoli
  • 06/08/1945 - Hiroshima Peace Day-atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima by"Enola Gay"
  • 06/08/1965 - LBJ signs Voting Rights Act, guaranteeing voting rights for blacks
  • 06/08/1990 - UN Security Council votes 13-0 (2 abstensions Cuba and Yemen) to place economic sanctions against Iraq
BIGGEST STORIES:
IN THE NEWS:
REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:
OP-ED:

  • David Greenberg: Why the villain of The History Boys is the better teacher - Slate, 7-24-06
PROFILED:
INTERVIEWED:
FEATURE:

  • David Garrow: A shameful racist pattern along the Mason-Dixon Line - 7-29-06 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7-29-06
QUOTED:

  • John Gomez on"85 years before Sept. 11, there was Black Tom Island":"There was no question about Black Tom being an act of terror, and I believe the Germans were responsible . . . but the case has never truly been solved. I think the real answers are still in Germany." - AP, 7-30-06
SPOTTED:
EVENTS CALENDAR:
ON TV:

  • History Channel coming in November 2006: Desperate Crossing: the Untold Story of the Mayflower -
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Book TV presents Anthony Arthur Radical Innocent: Upton Sinclair, Sunday, July 30 at 6:45 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), Sunday, July 30 at 5:50 pm and at 8:55 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Book TV presents Mark Danner The Secret Way to War: The Downing Street Memo and the Iraq War's Buried History, Sunday, July 30 at 12:00 pm and at 11:00 pm and Monday, July 31 at 5:00 am - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Book TV presents Ramesh Ponnuru with Eric Cohen The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life, Sunday, July 30 at 4:00 pm and Monday, July 31 at 6:30 am - C-Span2, BookTV
  • History Channel:"Mega Disasters San Francisco Earthquake: Part 1," Sunday, July 30, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Antichrist Part 1," Sunday, July 30, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Antichrist Zero Hour," Sunday, July 30, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution 09 - A Hornet's Nest," Sunday, July 30, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Lost Worlds Ramses' Egyptian Empire," Sunday, July 30, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Declassified The Taliban," Tuesday, August 1, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Greensboro Massacre," Wednesday, August 2, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Search for Atlantis," Thursday, August 3, @ 2m ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Deep Sea Detectives Great Lakes Ghost Ship," Thursday, August 3, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Ancient Marvels Ancient Discoveries: Heron of Alexandria," Thursday, August 3, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Decoding The Past Mayan Doomsday Prophecy," Thursday, August 3, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"History's Mysteries Secret Brotherhood of Freemasons," Friday, August 4, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Lost Worlds," Marathon Saturday, August 5, @ 12-3pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Real Tomb Hunters: Snakes, Curses, and Booby Traps," Saturday, August 5, @ 5pm ET/PT
SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Ron Suskind: THE ONE PERCENT DOCTRINE Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11, #4, (5 weeks on list) - 8-6-06
  • Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower, #7, (11 weeks on list) - 8-6-06
  • James L. Swanson: Manhunt The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, #23 - 8-6-06
  • William J. Bennett: America: The Last Best Hope, Vol. I, #28 - 8-6-06
  • David Maraniss: Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero, #34 - 8-6-06
FUTURE RELEASES:

  • 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
  • Aleksandr Fursenko: Khrushchev's Cold War: The Inside Story of an American Adversary, October 2006
  • Thomas Keneally: A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia, October 2006
  • Mark Puls: Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolution, October 2006
  • Norman J. Goda: Tales from Spandau: Nazi Criminals and the Cold War, October 2006
  • Ronald J. Olive: Capturing Jonathan Pollard : How One of the Most Notorious Spies in American History Was Brought to Justice, October 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
  • Anthony Everitt: Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor, October 10, 2006
  • Paul Kengor: The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism, October 17, 2006
  • Graeme Fife: The Terror: The Shadow of the Guillotine: France 1792--1794, November 2006
  • Robert M. Collins: Transforming America: Politics and Culture During the Reagan Years, November 2006
  • Adam LeBor: "Complicity With Evil": The United Nations in the Age of Modern Genocide, November 2006
HONORED:

  • Craig Symonds: Sea battle book earns prize for professor Retired Naval Academy educator's work on 'crucial engagements' captures award - Baltimore Sun, 7-30-06
DEPARTED:



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