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September 17, 2006



HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
BIGGEST STORIES:
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

  • 18/09/1502 - Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th and last voyage
  • 18/09/1759 - Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British
  • 18/09/1793 - Pres Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building
  • 18/09/1812 - Fire in Moscow destroys 90% of houses and 1,000 churchs
  • 18/09/1850 - Congress passes Fugitive Slave Law as part of Compromise of 1850
  • 18/09/1851 - NY Times starts publishing (2› a copy)
  • 18/09/1862 - General Read army pulls out of Antietam Creek Virginia
  • 18/09/1895 - Booker T Washington delivera"Atlanta Compromise" address
  • 18/09/1914 - Battle of Aisne ends with Germans beating French during WW I
  • 18/09/1945 - 1000 whites walk out of Gary Ind schools to protest integration
  • 18/09/1947 - National Security Act, passes
  • 18/09/1987 - US and Russia sign accord to remove mid range missiles
  • 19/09/1676 - Rebels under Nathaniel Bacon set Jamestown Va on fire
  • 19/09/1777 - Battle of Freeman's Farm (Bemis Heights) or 1st Battle of Saratoga
  • 19/09/1796 - George Washington's farewell address as president
  • 19/09/1863 - Battle of Chickamauga GA (near Chattanooga) begins; Union retreat
  • 19/09/1873 - Black Friday: Jay Cooke and Co fails, causing a securities panic
  • 19/09/1911 - Red Tuesday-20,000 protest for universal rights
  • 19/09/1941 - Nazi's force German Jews, 6 and over to wear Jewish stars
  • 20/09/1530 - Luther advises protestant monarch compromise
  • 20/09/1664 - Maryland passes 1st anti-amalgamation law to stop intermarriage of English women and black men
  • 20/09/1797 - US frigate Constitution (Old Ironsides) launched in Boston
  • 20/09/1850 - Slave trade abolished in DC, but slavery allowed to continue
  • 20/09/1861 - Battle of Lexington, MI-captured by Union
  • 20/09/1863 - Battle of Shepardstown VA
  • 20/09/1863 - Civil War Battle of Chickamauga, near Chattanooga Tenn, ends
  • 20/09/1881 - Chester A Arthur sworn in as 21st president
  • 20/09/1961 - James Meredith refused access as a student in Mississippi
  • 20/09/1963 - JFK proposes a joint US-Soviet voyage to the moon
  • 20/09/1976 - Playboy releases Jimmy Carter's interview that he lusts for women
  • 20/09/1990 - Saddam Hussein demands US networks broadcast his message
  • 21/09/1621 - King James of England gives Canada to Sir Alexander Sterling
  • 21/09/1745 - Battle at Preston Pans: Bonnie Prince Charles beats English army
  • 21/09/1776 - 5 days after British take NY - Great fire in NY
  • 21/09/1784 - Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser 1st success US daily newspaper
  • 21/09/1792 - Proposal by Collot D'Herbois, to abolish the monarchy in France - 1st French Republic forms
  • 21/09/1814 -"Star Spangled Banner" published as a poem
  • 21/09/1863 - Union forces retreat to Chattanooga after defeat at Chickamauga
  • 21/09/1897 - NY Sun runs famous"Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus," editorial
  • 21/09/1922 - Pres Warren G Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine
  • 21/09/1981 - Sandra Day O'Conner becomes 1st female Supreme Court Justice
  • 22/09/1692 - Last (8) person hanged for witchcraft in US (Salem Mass)
  • 22/09/1817 - John Quincy Adams becomes secretary of State
  • 22/09/1862 - President Lincoln, says he will free slaves in all states on Jan 1
  • 22/09/1893 - 1st auto built in US (by Duryea brothers) runs in Springfield
  • 22/09/1970 - Pres Nixon requests 1,000 new FBI agents for college campuses
  • 22/09/1973 - Henry Kissinger, sworn in as America's 1st Jewish Secretary of State
  • 22/09/1975 - Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate President Ford in SF Calif
  • 23/09/1642 - Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass, 1st commencement
  • 23/09/1780 - Brit Maj John Andr‚ reveals Benedict Arnold's plot to betray West Pt
  • 23/09/1806 - Lewis and Clark return to St Louis from Pacific Northwest
  • 23/09/1862 - Lincoln's Emancipation is published in Northern Newspapers
  • 23/09/1863 - Confederate siege of Chattanooga begins
  • 23/09/1941 - General de Gaulle forms govt in exile in London
  • 23/09/1949 - Truman announces evidence of USSR's 1st nuclear device detonation
  • 23/09/1952 - Richard Nixon makes his"Checker's" speech
  • 23/09/1957 - White mob forces 9 black students who had entered a Little Rock high school in Arkansas to withdraw
  • 23/09/1976 - Ford-Carter TV debate
  • 23/09/1979 - Jane Fonda and 200,000 attend anti-nuke rally in Battery Park, NYC
  • 23/09/1979 - Jane Fonda and 200,000 attend anti-nuke rally in Battery Park, NYC
  • 24/09/1789 - President George Washington appointed John Jay the 1st Chief Justice
  • 24/09/1789 - Federal Judiciary Act is passed and creates a six-person Supreme Court
  • 24/09/1789 - Congress creates Post Office
  • 24/09/1845 - 1st baseball team is organized
  • 24/09/1862 - Confederate Congress adopts confederacy seal
  • 24/09/1890 - Pres of Mormon Church in Salt Lake City issues a manifesto advising members that teaching and practice of polygamy should be abandoned
  • 24/09/1950 -"Operation Magic Carpet"-All Jews from Yemen move to Israel
  • 24/09/1957 - Eisenhower orders US troops to desegregate Little Rock schools
  • 24/09/1976 - Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst sentenced to 7 years for her part in a 1974 bank robbery. Released after 22 months by Pres Carter
    IN THE NEWS:
    REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

    • Frank Rich: Theater of War THE GREATEST STORY EVER SOLD The Decline and Fall of Truth From 9/11 to Katrina - NYT, 9-17-06
    • An Interview With Frank Rich - NYT, 9-17-06
    • Fritz Stern: The Persistence of Memory A great historian offers a memoir about a life marked by the shadow of Nazism - FIVE GERMANYS I HAVE KNOWN - Wa Po, 9-17-06
    • Randall Woods: Sympathetic look at Johnson includes flaws LBJ: Architect of American Ambition - Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH, 9-17-06
    OP-ED:
    PROFILED:
    INTERVIEWED:
    FEATURE:
    QUOTED:

    • Edward Luck on"World leaders face a U.N. overloaded with crises":"It is a very subtle, very deep, very divisive issue. I don't think anyone is going to come away as the great savior of the Middle East. We are just not at that point." - Reuters AlertNet, UK, 9-17-06
    • Kevin Starr on Thomas Starr King"California diminishes its shining Starr":"Is he suddenly chopped liver? When you're building up a frontier commonwealth, deeply ethical public and religious figures are extremely important, and from that point of view he enlarged the definition of what it means to be a Californian. He helped transform California from a frontier to a province." - Toledo Blade, OH, 9-17-06
    SPOTTED AND EVENTS CALENDAR:

    • Howard Lamar: Will discuss his new book"Charlie Siringo's West: An Interpretive Biography" at 6 p.m. Monday at St. Francis Auditorium in the New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts - Santa Fe New Mexican, NM, 9-17-06
    • Kathleen Neils Conzen: Will deliver the 22nd annual O. Truman Driggs Distinguished Lecture at the University of Minnesota, Morris on"Why They Fought: Immigrant Colonists and Minnesota's Civil War," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall - UMM News, Sports & Events, Minnesota, 9-8-06
    • Howard Segal: Will present a talk about his book,"Recasting the Machine Age: Henry Ford's Village Industries," at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in Room 1030 of the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters Building on the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus - Detroit Free Press, 9-10-06
    • William J. Cooper, noted historian and author of"Jefferson Davis, American," will deliver the 5th Annual Vaughn Lecture in the Humanities at Williams Baptist College, October 12, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. in the WBC Chapel - Williams Baptist College News, AR, 9-12-06
    • John Gillingham: Camden Conference marks its 20th anniversary, Feb. 23 to 25, 2007, at the Camden Opera House - 8-15-06
    HONORED, AWARDED, AND APPOINTED:
    ON TV:

    • History Channel coming in November 2006: Desperate Crossing: the Untold Story of the Mayflower -
    • C-Span2, BookTV: Book TV presents After Words: Joe Mathews, author of"The People’s Machine: Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Rise of Blockbuster Democracy" interviewed by Rachel Smolkin, managing editor for the American Journalism Review, Sunday, September 17 at 6:00 pm and at 9:00 pm- C-Span2, BookTV
    • C-Span2, BookTV: B Book TV presents Simon Schama Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution, Sunday, September 17 at 7:00 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
    • C-Span2, BookTV: Book TV presents W. Joseph Campbell, The Year That Defined American Journalism: 1897 and the Clash of Paradigms, Sunday, September 17 at 10:00 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
    • History Channel:" The Revolution : 02 - Rebellion to Revolution," Sunday, September 17, @ 10pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:" Lost Worlds : Braveheart's Scotland," Sunday, September 18, @ 11pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"American Vesuvius," Monday, September 18, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Lost Worlds : The First Christians," Monday, September 18, @ 9pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Digging For The Truth : The Da Vinci Code: Bloodlines," Monday, September 18, @ 10pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Violent Earth : Nature's Fury: New England's Killer Hurricane," Tuesday, September 19, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:" Mega Disasters : California's Katrina," Tuesday, September 19, @ 10pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Days That Shook The World : War of the Worlds and the Hitler Diaries," Tuesday, September 19, @ 5pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"The True Story of Black Hawk Down," Wednesday, September 20, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Days That Shook The World : The War to End All Wars.," Wednesday, September 20, @ 5pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Digging For The Truth," Marathon Thursday, September 21, @ 8am-7pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Where Did It Come From? : Ancient Egypt: Iconic Structures.," Thursday, September 21, @ 8pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Behind the Mask of Zorro," Friday, September 21, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:" Weird U.S. : Rebels and Traitors," Friday, September 22, @ 5pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Modern Marvels" Marathon, Saturday, September 23, @ 1-5pm ET/PT
    SELLING BIG (NYT):

    • Thomas E. Ricks: FIASCO The American Military Adventure in Iraq, #5, (7 weeks on list) - 9-24-06
    • Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower, #11, (18 weeks on list) - 9-24-06
    • Ron Suskind: THE ONE PERCENT DOCTRINE Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11, #28 - 9-24-06
    FUTURE RELEASES:

    • 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
    • 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
    DEPARTED:



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