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August 20, 2006


  • 21/08/1321 - 160 Jews of Chincon France, burned at stake
  • 21/08/1831 - Nat Turner slave revolt kills 55 (Southampton County, Virginia)
  • 21/08/1858 - 1st Lincoln-Douglas debate (Illinois)
  • 21/08/1863 - Raid at Lawrence KS by William Quantrill
  • 21/08/1864 - Battle of Summit Point, VA
  • 21/08/1945 - Pres Truman ends Lend-Lease program
  • 22/08/0565 - St Columba reported seeing monster in Loch Ness
  • 22/08/1138 - English defeated Scots at Cowton Moor Banners of various saints were carried into battle which led to being called Battle of the Standard
  • 22/08/1454 - Jews are expelled from Brunn Moravia by order of King Ladislaus
  • 22/08/1642 - Civil War in England began between Royalists and Parliament
  • 22/08/1654 - 1st Jewish immigrant to US, Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam
  • 22/08/1762 - 1st female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport RI, Mercury
  • 22/08/1791 - Haitian Slave Revolution begins under voodoo priest Boukman
  • 22/08/1846 - US annexes New Mexico
  • 22/08/1902 - Pres Teddy Roosevelt became 1st US chief executive to ride in a car
  • 22/08/1945 - Vietnam conflict begins as Ho Chi Minh leads a successful coup
  • 22/08/1956 - Pres Eisenhower and VP Nixon renominated by Rep convention in SF
  • 22/08/1975 - Assassination attempt on president Gerald Ford
  • 23/08/1833 - Britain abolishes slavery in colonies; 700,000 slaves freed
  • 23/08/1850 - 1st national women's rights convention convenes in Worcester Mass
  • 23/08/1866 - Treaty of Prague ends Austro-Prussian war
  • 23/08/1903 - 6th Zionist Congress, Theodor Herzl declares Jewish state
  • 23/08/1914 - Japan declares war on Germany in World War I
  • 23/08/1939 - Molotov-Ribbentrop pact: East Europe divided between Hitler and Stalin
  • 23/08/1942 - Battle of Stalingrad: 600 Luftwaffers bomb Stalingrad (40,000 die)
  • 23/08/1972 - Republican convention (Miami Beach, Fla) renominates VP Agnew but not unanimous-1 vote went to NBC newsman David Brinkley
  • 23/08/1978 - Iranian students occupies Iranian embassy at Wassenaar
  • 23/08/1990 - US begins call up of 46,000 reservists to the Persian Gulf
  • 24/08/0079 - Mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii and Herculaneum, 15,000 die
  • 24/08/0410 - Rome overrun by Visigoths, symbolized fall of Western Roman Empire
  • 24/08/1349 - Jews
  • 24/08/1349 - 6,000 Jews, blamed for the Plague, are killed in Mainz
  • 24/08/1891 - Thomas Edison patents motion picture camera
  • 24/08/1936 - FDR gives FBI authority to pursuit fascists and communists
  • 24/08/1949 - North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) goes into effect
  • 24/08/1954 - Eisenhower signs Communist Control Act, outlawing the Communist Party, at height of McCarthyism
  • 24/08/1991 - Gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party
  • 25/08/1814 - British forces destroy Library of Congress, containing 3,000 books
  • 25/08/1862 - Secretary of War authorizes Gen Rufus Saxton to arm 5,000 slaves
  • 25/08/1864 - Petersburg Campaign-Battle of Ream's Station
  • 25/08/1921 - US signs peace treaty with Germany
  • 25/08/1944 - Paris liberated from Nazi occupation (Freedom Tuesday)
  • 26/08/1629 - Cambridge Agreement, Mass Bay Co stockholders agree to emigrate
  • 26/08/1920 - 19th amendment passes-women's suffrage granted
  • 26/08/1964 - LBJ nominated at Democratic convention in Atlantic City, NJ
  • 27/08/1667 - Earliest recorded hurricane in US (Jamestown Virginia)
  • 27/08/1928 - Kellogg-Briand Pact, where 60 nations agree to outlaw war

    • Alan Brinkley on Randall B. Woods: The Making of a War President LBJ Architect of American Ambition - NYT, 8-20-06
    • Randall B. Woods: LBJ Architect of American Ambition, First Chapter - NYT, 8-20-06
    • Randall Woods: A rave for UA prof - Arkansas Times, 8-20-06
    • Jason Sokol: A young historian explores what the struggle for freedom meant for white neighbors of Southern blacks THERE GOES MY EVERYTHING White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights, 945-1975 - Wa Po, 8-20-06
    • James Bowman: In Brief: Honor Bound Honor: A History - Wa Po, 8-20-06
    • Douglas Brinkley, Jed Horne: Storm surge Three books recount how a hurricane called Katrina became a national disaster - The State, SC, 8-20-06
    • Sir Martin Gilbert on David G. Dalin: Hitler's Pope? The Myth of Hitler's Pope: How Pope Pius XII Rescued Jews From the Nazis - American Spectator, 8-16-06
    • Paul Kennedy on the U.N.: It's Imperfect, but Consider the Alternative - NYT, 8-16-06

    • Douglas Brinkley, Charles Reagan Wilson, John Hope Franklin: Reflecting on lessons storm taught about race and poverty - AP, 8-19-06
    • Dale Walde: Archeologist re-writing accepted Plains Indian history - Star Phoenix, 8-16-06
    • Dan Snow: Culloden defeat should be celebrated, says historian - The Sunday Times, UK, 8-20-06

    • John Hope Franklin"Reflecting on lessons storm taught about race and poverty":"As far as race in America is concerned, Katrina was just another example of the failure of the people of the United States to come to terms with a centuries-old problem ... and make a forthright effort to solve it. Thus, it ranks with the failure of our schools to serve the needs of blacks and whites alike. ... It is a bed-mate with the disparities in housing, not only in New Orleans but across the nation." - AP, 8-19-06
    • Jonathan Sarna on"Trends 101: The New Jewish Life on Campus":"It's much more common to see college students wearing yarmulkes, and outwardly displaying other Jewish symbols. Like other cultural groups, there's been a coming out." - Reform Judaism, NY, 8-17-06
    ON TV:

    • History Channel coming in November 2006: Desperate Crossing: the Untold Story of the Mayflower -
    • C-Span2, BookTV: Book TV presents After Words: Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, authors of"Without Precedent," interviewed by Marvin Kalb, Sunday, August 20 at 6:00 pm and at 9:00 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
    • C-Span2, BookTV: Book TV presents Public Lives: Debby Applegate, The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher, Monday, August 21 at 1:00 am - C-Span2, BookTV
    • C-Span2, BookTV: History on Book TV: Eric Burns, Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American Journalism, Monday, August 13 at 3:50 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
    • History Channel:"The Revolution 12 - Road to the Presidency," Sunday, August 20, @ 10pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"The Miracle of Stairway B," Sunday, August 20, @ 11pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Hitler and Stalin: Roots of Evil," Monday, August 21, @ 5pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Lost Worlds Jesus' Jerusalem," Monday, August 21, @ 9pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Life and Death in Rome Capital of the World ," Monday, August 21, @ 11pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Rommel," Marathon Monday, August 21, @ 2-5pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"The Egyptian Book of the Dead," Tuesday, August 22, @ 8pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Strange Egypt, August 16, @ 9pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Life and Death in Rome Capital of the World," Tuesday, August 22, @ 11pm 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:"Life and Death in Rome Sex and the Imperial City," Wednesday, August 23, @ 11pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"The Exodus Decoded," Thursday, August 24, @ 8pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Life and Death in Rome Gladiators and Slaves," Thursday, August 24, @ 11pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Rome: Engineering an Empire," Friday, August 25, @ 8pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Life and Death in Rome Chaos," Friday, August 25, @ 10pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Life and Death in Rome Doom?," Friday, August 25, @ 11pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Ottoman Empire: The War Machine," Saturday, August 26, @ 8pm ET/PT

    • Thomas E. Ricks: FIASCO The American Military Adventure in Iraq, #3, (3 weeks on list) - 8-27-06
    • Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower, #8, (14 weeks on list) - 8-27-06
    • Ron Suskind: THE ONE PERCENT DOCTRINE Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11, #12, (8 weeks on list) - 8-27-06

    • 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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