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November 27, 2006



HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

  • 27/11/1863 - -29] Battle at Fort Esperanza Texas
  • 27/11/1868 - Battle at Washita-Gen Custer defeats Cheyennes
  • 27/11/1972 - Pierre Trudeau forms Canadian government
  • 27/11/1990 - Britain's conservatives chose John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher
  • 28/11/1745 - -29] French troops attack indians of Saratoga, NY
  • 28/11/1775 - 2nd Continental Congress formally establishes US Navy
  • 28/11/1776 - Washington and his troops cross Delaware River
  • 28/11/1795 - US pays $800,000 and a frigate as tribute to Algiers and Tunis
  • 28/11/1861 - Confederate congress officially admits Missouri to Confederate Army
  • 28/11/1862 - Battle at Cane Hill, Arkansas (475 casualties)
  • 28/11/1864 - 3rd day of Battles at Waynesboro/Jones's Plantation, Georgia -- Battle of New Creek, WV (Rosser's Raid, Ft Kelly)
  • 28/11/1871 - Ku Klux Klan trials began in Federal District Court in SC
  • 28/11/1916 - 1st (German) air attack on London
  • 28/11/1943 - FDR, Churchill and Stalin met at Tehran to map out strategy
  • 28/11/1986 - Reagan administration exceeds SALT II arms limitations for 1st time
  • 28/11/1990 - Margaret Thatcher resigns as Britain's PM, replaced by John Majors
  • 29/11/1349 - Jews of Augsburg Germany massacred
  • 29/11/1803 - Dessalines and Christophe declare St Domingue (Haiti) independent
  • 29/11/1812 - Napoleon's Grand Army crosses Berezina River in retreat from Russia
  • 29/11/1847 - Indians kill Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, 11 settle in Walla Walla Ore
  • 29/11/1863 - Battle of Ft Sanders, TN (Ft Loudon), 8-900 casualities
  • 29/11/1864 - Battle of Spring Hill, TN (Thomason's Station)
  • 29/11/1877 - Thomas Edison demonstrates hand-cranked phonograph
  • 29/11/1887 - US receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii
  • 29/11/1916 - US declares martial law in Dominican Republic
  • 29/11/1932 - France signs non-agression pact with Soviet Union
  • 29/11/1933 - 1st state liquor stores authorized (Pennsylvania)
  • 29/11/1963 - LBJ sets up Warren Comm to investigate assassination of JFK
  • 30/11/1630 - 16,000 inhabitants of Venice died this month of plague
  • 30/11/1678 - Roman Catholics banned from English parliament
  • 30/11/1782 - Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence
  • 30/11/1803 - Spain cedes her claims to Louisiana Territory to France
  • 30/11/1804 - Impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase begins
  • 30/11/1864 - Battle of Franklin Tenn: Confederate attack fails, 7,700 casualities
  • 30/11/1864 - Battle of Honey Hill SC (Broad River) 96 dead/665 wounded
  • 30/11/1947 - Day after UN decree for Israel, Jewish settlements attacked
  • 30/11/1967 - Sen Eugene McCarthy begins run for US presidency
  • 01/12/1641 - Mass becomes 1st colony to give statutory recognition to slavery
  • 01/12/1824 - House of Reps begins to end election deadlock between JQ Adams
  • 01/12/1864 - Raid at Stoneman: Knoxville, TN to Saltville, VA
  • 01/12/1878 - 1st White House telephone installed
  • 01/12/1909 - 1st Israeli kibbutz founded, Deganya Alef
  • 01/12/1919 - Lady Nancy Astor sworn-in as 1st female member of British Parliament
  • 01/12/1943 - FDR, Churchill and Stalin agree to Operation Overlord (D-Day)
  • 01/12/1969 - US govt holds its 1st draft lottery since WW II
  • 02/12/1804 - Napoleon Bonaparte crowned emperor of France in Paris by Pope Pius VII
  • 02/12/1812 - James Madison re-elected president of US, E Gerry vice-pres
  • 02/12/1823 - President James Monroe declares his"Monroe Doctrine"
  • 02/12/1840 - William H Harrison elected president of US
  • 02/12/1848 - Franz Josef I becomes emperor of Austria and King of Hungary
  • 02/12/1852 - 2nd French empire established; Louis Napoleon becomes emperor
  • 02/12/1961 - Fidel Castro declares he's a Marxist, and will lead Cuba to Communism
  • 02/12/1968 - Pres Nixon names Henry Kissinger security advisor
  • 03/12/1775 - 1st official US flag raising (aboard naval vessel Alfred)
  • 03/12/1828 - Andrew Jackson elected 7th president of US
  • 03/12/1847 - Frederick Douglass publishes 1st issue of his newspaper"North Star"
  • 03/12/1868 - Trial of Jefferson Davis starts; 1st blacks on US trial jury
  • 03/12/1878 - Settlers arrive at Petach Tikvah Israel
  • 03/12/1948 -"Pumpkin Papers" come to light (claimed to be from Alger Hiss)
  • 03/12/1953 - Eisenhower criticizes McCarthy for saying communists are in Rep party
  • 03/12/1962 - Edith Spurlock Sampson sworn-in as 1st US black female judge
  • 03/12/1992 - UN Security Council votes unanimous for US led forces to enter Somalia
    BIGGEST STORIES:

    • G. Robert Blakey: JFK killing: A conspiracy, asserts Notre Dame professor - The Tidings, CA, 11-22-06
    • Holocaust records open up painful past Millions of pages documenting the persecution of Jews will soon be available to victims, families - AP, 11-26-06
    IN THE NEWS:
    REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

    • Historians make NYT's 100 Notable Books of the Year - NYT, 11-26-06
    • Karen DeYoung: Reluctant Warrior SOLDIER The Life of Colin Powell - NYT, 11-26-06
    • Gore Vidal: Leave-Taking POINT TO POINT NAVIGATION A Memoir, 1964 to 2006 - NYT, 11-26-06
    • Roger Friedland and Harold Zellman: The Apprentices THE FELLOWSHIP The Untold Story of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Fellowship - NYT, 11-26-06
    • Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff: Two journalists recall the reporters who covered some of the nation's most hard-fought battles THE RACE BEAT The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation - Wa Po, 11-26-06
    • Christian Alfonsi: A Tale of Two Bushes The GOP's views about marching on Baghdad changed sharply from the 41st president to the 43rd CIRCLE IN THE SAND Why We Went Back to Iraq - Wa Po, 11-26-06
    • Godfrey Hodgson: Feathers ruffled by book claiming to debunk 'myths' of first Thanksgiving - Charles Burress in the San Francisco Chronicle, 11-22-06
    OP-ED:

    • Carolyn Eisenberg: Nixon tried it in Vietnam, once most agreed the war was lost, and it cost 20,000 U.S. lives - Newsday, 11-26-06
    • Tom Palaima: Moral courage, free speech and open debate: Essentials of our democracy: The lessons of MLK and RFK - Austin-American Statesman, 11-23-06
    • Robert Dallek: In Letter to Editor of the NYT Says We Couldn't Have Won Vietnam and Can't Win Iraq - NYT, 11-23-06
    • John Keegan: Lessons from history suggest that Iraq, though in chaos, has not yet reached civil war - American Prospect, 12-1-06
    PROFILED:
    INTERVIEWED:
    FEATURE:
    QUOTED:

    • MARK MOYAR on"Differences Between Vietnam, Iraq":"The forces are much less well-organized than was the case in Vietnam. In Vietnam, you have communist forces operating in division strength. At the same time, the South Vietnamese government is pretty effective, by the standards of Iraq today. Iraqi insurgents right now are operating in very small groups. At the same time, the Iraqi government is not as cohesive, and it's not even able to maintain order in the cities, which is something the South Vietnamese government could do. - PBS, 11-24-06
    • G. Robert Blakey on JFK killing: A conspiracy":"History will probably say that the Warren Commission found a single assassin, and that the controversy continues. And there may, if they do their homework, be a footnote saying a congressional committee disagreed with the Warren Commission. But the tendency is to take the official explanation. And the official explanation is really the Warren Commission. It's not us. We just disagreed." - The Tidings, CA, 11-22-06
    SPOTTED & SPEAKING EVENTS CALENDAR:

    • Feb. 23 to 25, 2007: John Gillingham: Camden Conference marks its 20th anniversary, Feb. 23 to 25, 2007, at the Camden Opera House - 8-15-06 - Sold-out Camden Conference offers satellite seating at Strand knox.VillageSoup.com, ME, 10-29-06
    HONORED, AWARDED, AND APPOINTED:
    ON TV:

    • C-Span2, Book TV presents David Nasaw"Andrew Carnegie," Sunday, November 26 at 7:00 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
    • C-Span2, BookTV: Max Boot, War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History, 1500 to Today," Sunday, November 26 at 10:00 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
    • C-Span2, BookTV: Greg Grandin, Empire's Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism, Monday, November 21 at 1:15 am - C-Span2, BookTV
    • PBS: American Experience"RFK", Monday November 27, @ 9pm ET - PBS
    • History Channel:"Native Americans in the Civil War," Sunday, November 26, @ 7pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Banned from The Bible," Sunday, November 26, @ 8pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Special :Beyond The Da Vinci Code," Sunday, November 26, @ 10pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Rolling Thunder: The True Story of the 3rd Armored Division," Monday, November 27, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Battlefield Detectives :6-Day War" Monday, November 27, @ 8pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Engineering An Empire :Britain: Blood and Steel," Monday, November 27, @ 10pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Texas: Big America," Tuesday, November 28, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Alaska: Big America," Tuesday, November 28, @ 4pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"First Invasion: The War of 1812" Wednesday, November 29, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Modern Marvels :Castles & Dungeons" Wednesday, November 29, @ 5pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Battlefield Detectives :Stalingrad" Wednesday, November 29, @ 6pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"History's Mysteries :Ship of Gold." Wednesday, November 29, @ 7pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:" Exorcism: Driving Out the Devil," Thursday, November 30, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"History's Mysteries :Amityville: Horror or Hoax?," Thursday, November 30, @ 4pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Engineering An Empire :The Maya: Death Empire," Thursday, November 30, @ 8pm ET/PT
    SELLING BIG (NYT):

    • Evan Thomas: SEA OF THUNDER, #16 (1 week on list) - 12-03-06
    • Hampton Sides: BLOOD AND THUNDER An Epic of the American West #29 - 12-03-06
    FUTURE RELEASES:

    • Stanley Weintraub: 11 Days in December: Christmas at the Bulge, 1944 (Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group), November 2006
    • David M. Glantz: Red Storm over the Balkans: The Failed Soviet Invasion of Romania, Spring 1944 (University Press of Kansas), November 2006
    • Adam LeBor: "Complicity With Evil": The United Nations in the Age of Modern Genocide, November 2006
    • A. J. Langguth: Union 1812: The Americans Who Fought the Second War of Independence (Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group) November 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
    • Judith Lissauer Cromwell: Dorothea Lieven: A Russian Princess in London and Paris, 1785-1857, (McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers), November 2006
    • Stella Tillyard: Royal Affair: George III and His Scandalous Siblings (Random House Publishing Group), December 2006
    • Jeremy Black: George III: America's Last King, (Yale University Press), December 2006
    • Gill Bennett: Churchill's Mystery Man, (Taylor & Francis, Inc.), December 2006
    • David Greenberg: Calvin Coolidge: The 30th President, 1923-1929 (Henry Holt & Company, Incorporated), December 26, 2006
    • Geoffrey Perret: Commander in Chief: How Truman, Johnson, and Bush Turned a Presidential Power into a Threat to America's Future (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), February 6, 2007
    • Margaret MacMillan: Nixon in China: The Week That Changed the World, (Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group), February 13, 2007
    DEPARTED:

    • Curtis Cate: 82, a Biographer and Historian, Dies - NYT, 11-22-06



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