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Aug 21, 2006 12:36 pm

August 14, 2006


  • 14/08/1457 - Oldest known exactly dated printed book"Mainz Psalter" (c 3 years after Gutenberg)
  • 14/08/1765 - Mass colonists challenge British rule by an Elm (Liberty Tree)
  • 14/08/1842 - Seminole War ends; Indians removed from Florida to Oklahoma
  • 14/08/1862 - Lincoln receives 1st group of blacks to confer with US president
  • 14/08/1900 - 2,000 marines land to capture Beijing, ending Boxer rebellion
  • 14/08/1912 - 2,500 US marines invade Nicaragua; US remains until 1925
  • 14/08/1937 - China declares war on Japan
  • 14/08/1942 - Dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa
  • 14/08/1945 - V-J Day; Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WW II
  • 14/08/1973 - US ends secret bombing of Cambodia
  • 15/08/1534 - Ignatius of Loyola forms society of Jesus/Jesuits
  • 15/08/1620 - Mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims
  • 15/08/1824 - Freed American slaves forms country of Liberia
  • 15/08/1867 - 2nd Reform Bill extends suffrage in England
  • 15/08/1870 - Transcontinental Railway actually completed in Colorado
  • 15/08/1944 - Operation Dragoon: Allied troops land in Provence
  • 15/08/1944 - Operation Anvil: Allies land on French Mediterranean sea coast
  • 15/08/1960 - UFO is sighted by 3 California patrolmen
  • 15/08/1969 - Woodstock Music and Art Fair opens in NY State (Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm)
  • 16/08/1777 - Americans defeat British in Battle of Bennington, Vt
  • 16/08/1858 - Britain's Queen Victoria telegraphs President James Buchanan
  • 16/08/1861 - Pres Lincoln prohibits Union states from trading with Confederacy
  • 16/08/1863 - Emancipation Proclamation signed
  • 16/08/1961 - Martin L. King, Jr. protests for black voting right in Miami
  • 16/08/1969 - Woodstock rock festival begins in NY
  • 17/08/1590 - John White returns to Roanoke, VA and found no trace of colonist's he had left there 3 yrs earlier [or Aug 18, 1591]
  • 17/08/1808 - Napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain
  • 17/08/1862 - Confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky
  • 17/08/1870 - Mrs Esther Morris becomes 1st woman magistrate (South Pass, Wyoming)
  • 17/08/1903 - Joe Pulitzer donated $1 million to Columbia U and begins Pulitzer Prizes
  • 17/08/1915 - Mob lynches Jewish businessman Leo Frank in Cobb County, Ga after death sentence for murder of 13-year-old girl commuted to life
  • 17/08/1948 - Alger Hiss denies ever being a Communist agent
  • 17/08/1961 - Building of Berlin Wall begins
  • 17/08/1969 - -18] Hurricane Camille, kills 256 in Miss and Louisiana
  • 17/08/1988 - Republicans nominate George Bush for president
  • 18/08/1564 - Spanish King Philip II joins Council of Trente
  • 18/08/1864 - Petersburg Campaign-Battle of Weldon Railroad day 1 of 3 days
  • 18/08/1914 - Pres Wilson issues"Proclamation of Neutrality"
  • 18/08/1920 - Tennessee ratifies 19th Amendment, guarantees women voting right
  • 18/08/1958 - TV game show scandal investigation starts
  • 19/08/1561 - Mary Queen of Scots arrives in Leith Scotland to assume throne after spending 13 years in France
  • 19/08/1692 - 5 women executed for witchcraft in Salem Mass
  • 19/08/1698 - Russian czar Peter the Great begins term
  • 19/08/1849 - NY Herald reports gold discovery in California
  • 19/08/1934 - Hitler elected Fuhrer (95.7% of German voters)
  • 19/08/1942 - 1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is
  • 19/08/1942 - 4,000 Canadian and British soldiers killed raiding Dieppe, France
  • 19/08/1955 - Hurricane Diane kills 200 and 1st billion $ damage storm (N.E. US)
  • 19/08/1958 - NAACP Youth Council begin sit-ins at Oklahoma City Lunch counters
  • 19/08/1960 - Sputnik 5 carries 2 dogs, 3 mice into orbit (later recovered alive)
  • 19/08/1965 - Auschwitz trials end with 6 life sentences
  • 19/08/1984 - Republican convention in Houston nominates Ronald Reagan for pres
  • 19/08/1988 - Iran-Iraq begin a cease-fire in their 8-year-old war (11 PM EDT)
  • 20/08/1619 - 1st Black slaves brought by Dutch to colony of Jamestown Virginia
  • 20/08/1781 - George Washington begins to move his troops south to fight Cornwallis
  • 20/08/1864 - 8th/last day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Va (about 3900 casualties)
  • 20/08/1865 - Pres Johnson proclaims an end to"insurrection" in Tx
  • 20/08/1866 - Pres Andrew Johnson formally declares Civil War over
  • 20/08/1896 - Dial telephone patented
  • 20/08/1910 - US supported opposition brings down Madriz in Nicaragua
  • 20/08/1918 - Britain opens offensive on Western front during WW I
  • 20/08/1974 - Pres Gerald Ford, assumes office after Richard Nixon's resignation

  • Jabotinsky's ghost Beyond the war in Lebanon lies the ultimate question of Israel's coexistence with a Palestinian state. To confront it, Ehud Olmert knows he must break with the political tradition into which he was born - Boston Globe, 8-13-06
  • Michael Oren:"This may be the first war that Israel does not win" - LA Times, 8-13-06
  • Tom Segev on"Israeli left divided over Lebanon clashes":"Amir Peretz is the real surprise of Israeli politics, and everybody believed him that he is a man of peace. Maybe he is, but he is too weak. He started the wide-scale operations against the Palestinians and he led the army to this war in Lebanon." - Christian Science Monitor, 8-11-06
  • Michael B. Oren: Israel could lose the war but win the peace - WSJ, 8-8-06
  • Gershom Gorenberg on"Israeli Citizens Continue to Support Military Action":"It's dependent on the military campaign providing clear gains of the sort that he's claiming, of leaving Hezbollah defanged or significantly weaker, of Israel making political strategic gains that will make this whole military operation worthwhile..... There's also a serious chance that precisely because Olmert and Peretz were people known for their civilian background, that they felt that to legitimize themselves, they had to act very strong, and that inclined them to take the military suggestions without proper considerations of the long-term policy impact." - NPR, 30-7-06

  • Paul Kennedy: Bad Company THE PARLIAMENT OF MAN The Past, Present, and Future of the United Nations - NYT, 8-13-06
  • Paul Kennedy: THE PARLIAMENT OF MAN The Past, Present, and Future of the United Nations, First Chapter - NYT, 8-13-06
  • Shaul Bakhash on Ali Gheissari and Vali Nasr: Reading Jefferson in Tehran One member of President Bush's"axis of evil" has a surprising democratic heritage DEMOCRACY IN IRAN History and the Quest for Liberty - Wa Po, 8-13-06
  • Richard Labunski: You can thank James Madison The U.S. Constitution's unlikely hero - Lexington Herald Leader, KY, 8-13-06
  • Douglas Brinkley: Katrina inspires varied works - News & Observer, NC, 8-11-06
  • James Sullivan: Jeans Now Need Their Own Specialist Scholars: Call It Jeanitics JEANS A Cultural History of an American Icon - NYT, 8-8-06
  • David S. Brown: Rave reviews for his bio of Hofstadter - Ralph Luker at HNN blog, Cliopatria (8-7-06)
  • Sheldon Rothblatt on William Clark: The Professor Comes of Age Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research University - American Scientist, 8-9-06

  • Mark Grimsley on"Atrocities are a fact of all wars, even ours It's not just evil empires whose soldiers go amok":"It's difficult to get through to cadets, officers and (enlisted) men the importance of targeting only enemy combatants, taking prisoners and not just shooting anybody."Some officers are very concerned about these things, and do a good job of training their men. Others are more slipshod about it." - San Francisco Chronicle, 8-13-06

  • History Channel coming in November 2006: Desperate Crossing: the Untold Story of the Mayflower -
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Book TV presents After Words: Juan Williams, author of"Enough," interviewed by Michael Eric Dyson, Sunday, August 13 at 9:00 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Book TV presents Bruce Knecht Hooked: Pirates, Poaching, and the Perfect Fish, Sunday, August 13 at 7:00 pm and Monday, August 14 at 12:00 am - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Book TV presents Chad Millman The Detonators: The Secret Plot to Destroy America and an Epic Hunt for Justice, Sunday, August 13 at 8:00 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
  • History Channel:"Ku Klux Klan: A Secret History," Sunday, August 13, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Countdown to Ground Zero," Sunday, August 13, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution 11 - Becoming a Nation," Sunday, August 13, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Conspiracy? FDR and Pearl Harbor," Monday, August 14, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Miracle of Stairway B," Monday, August 14, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Digging for the Truth City of the Gods," Monday, August 14, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Three Wars of the Battleship Missouri," Tuesday, August 14, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Man Who Predicted 9/11," Tuesday, August 15, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Lincoln Assassination," Wednesday, August 16, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Infamous Murders Political Assassinations," Wednesday, August 16, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The World Trade Center," Wednesday, August 16, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Decoding The Past 666: The Sign of Evil," Wednesday, August 16, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Grounded on 9/11," Thursday, August 17, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"History's Mysteries Ghost Ships," Thursday, August 17, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Countdown to Ground Zero," Friday, August 18, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Decoding The Past The Bible Code: Predicting Armageddon," Friday, August 18, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Modern Marvels," Marathon Saturday, August 19, @ 1-5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The True Story of Black Hawk Down," Saturday, August 12, @ 5pm ET/PT

  • Thomas E. Ricks: FIASCO The American Military Adventure in Iraq, #1, (2 weeks on list) - 8-20-06
  • Ron Suskind: THE ONE PERCENT DOCTRINE Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11, #8, (7 weeks on list) - 8-20-06
  • Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower, #11, (13 weeks on list) - 8-20-06

  • 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
  • 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
  • Gil Troy: Hillary Rodham Clinton: Polarizing First Lady, October 4, 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

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