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December 11, 2006


  • 11/12/1620 - 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock (12/21 NS)
  • 11/12/1792 - France's King Louis XVI went on trial, accused of treason
  • 11/12/1816 - Indiana becomes 19th state
  • 11/12/1901 - Marconi sends 1st transatlantic radio signal, Cornwall to Nfld
  • 11/12/1906 - US president Roosevelt attacks abuses in the Congo
  • 11/12/1909 - Colored moving pictures demonstrated at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 11/12/1916 - David Lloyd George forms British war govt
  • 11/12/1917 - 13 black soldiers hanged for alleged participation in Houston riot
  • 11/12/1931 - Brit Statute of Westminster gives complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, NZ, South Africa, Ireland, Newfoundland
  • 11/12/1936 - King Edward VIII marries Mrs Wallis Simpson; abdicates throne Duke of York becomes King George VI
  • 11/12/1941 - Japanese attack Wake Island (only failed WW II-landing)
  • 11/12/1961 - JFK provides US miltary helicopters and crews to South Vietnam
  • 11/12/1961 - Adolf Eichmann is found guilty of war crimes, in Israel
  • 13/12/1577 - Sir Francis Drake sets sail from England to go around world
  • 13/12/1769 - Dartmouth College in New Hampshire received its charter
  • 13/12/1774 - 1st incident of Revolution-400 attack Ft William and Mary, NH
  • 13/12/1843 -"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens published, 6,000 copies sold
  • 13/12/1862 - Battle of Fredericksburg, VA (Marye's Heights)
  • 13/12/1903 - Wright Bros make 1st flight at Kittyhawk
  • 13/12/1918 - Wilson, becomes 1st to make a foreign visit as president (France)
  • 13/12/1920 - League of nations establishes Intl Court of Justice in The Hague
  • 13/12/1949 - Knesset votes to transfer Israel's capital to Jerusalem
  • 13/12/1966 - 1st US bombing of Hanoi
  • 14/12/1774 - Mass militiamen successfully attacked arsenal of Ft William and Mary
  • 14/12/1819 - Alabama admitted to Union as 22nd state
  • 14/12/1863 - Battle of Bean's Station-Confederacy repulses Union in Tenn
  • 15/12/1791 - Bill of Rights ratified when Virginia gave its approval
  • 15/12/1791 - 1st US law school established at University of Pennsylvania
  • 15/12/1874 - 1st reigning king to visit US (of Hawaii) received by Pres Grant
  • 15/12/1877 - Thomas Edison patents phonograph
  • 15/12/1916 - French defeat Germans in WW I Battle of Verdun
  • 15/12/1938 - Groundbreaking begins for Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC
  • 15/12/1939 -"Gone With the Wind" premieres in Atlanta
  • 15/12/1948 - Former state dept official Alger Hiss indicted in NYC for perjury
  • 15/12/1964 - Canada adopts maple leaf flag
  • 16/12/1431 - King Henry VI of England crowned king of France
  • 16/12/1631 - Mount Vesuvious, Italy erupts, destroys 6 villages and kills 4,000
  • 16/12/1653 - Oliver Cromwell sworn in as English Lord Protector
  • 16/12/1689 - English Parliament adopts Bill of Rights after Glorious Revolution
  • 16/12/1773 - Big tea party in Boston harbor-indians welcome (Boston Tea Party)
  • 16/12/1864 - Battle of Nashville ends after 4400 casualities
  • 16/12/1905 -"Variety," covering all phases of show business, 1st published
  • 16/12/1944 - Battle of Bulge begins in Belgium
  • 16/12/1950 - Truman proclaims state of emergency against"Communist imperialism"
  • 16/12/1971 - Don McLean's 8+ minute version of"American Pie" released
  • 16/12/1980 - Pres-elect Reagan announces Alexander Haig as secretary of state
  • 17/12/1728 - Congregation Shearith Israel of NY purchases a lot on Mill Street in lower Manhattan, to build NY's 1st synagogue
  • 17/12/1777 - George Washingtons army returns to Valley Forge Pa, France recognizes independence of English colonies in America
  • 17/12/1792 - Opening of 1st legislative assembly of Lower Canada in Quebec city
  • 17/12/1798 - 1st impeachment trial against a US senator (Wm Blount, TN) begins
  • 17/12/1862 - Gen US Grant issues order #11, expelling Jews from Tennessee
  • 17/12/1900 - New Ellis Island Immigration station completed costing $1.5 million
  • 17/12/1944 - US Army announces end of excluding Jap-Americans from West Coast
  • 17/12/1975 - Lynette Fromme sentenced to life for attempt on Pres Ford's life
  • 17/12/1975 - John Paul Stevens appointed to Supreme Court

    • John Prados:"The danger in the Gates nomination" is that he wasn't"willing to give the president an objective unbiased view." - 12-4-06
    • Anna Nelson on Robert Gates Vs. Rumsfeld:"Anyone who runs the CIA, spends his career in the CIA, is discreet."..."I think it's not an uncommon thing, for the President to seek out someone they can trust, someone whose loyalty they can be assured of, and who will in fact, help change direction." - Voice of America, 11-10-06

    • Victoria Glendinning: The Husband LEONARD WOOLF A Biography - NYT, 12-10-06
    • Victoria Glendinning: LEONARD WOOLF A Biography, First Chapter - NYT, 12-10-06
    • Robin Lane Fox: The Dawn of the West An Oxford scholar brings ancient Greece and Rome back to life THE CLASSICAL WORLD An Epic History From Homer to Hadrian - Wa Po, 12-10-06
    • Deborah Lipstadt on Robert Satloff: The Schindlers of the Middle East Can learning that some Arabs saved Jews from genocide in the 1940s heal wounds today? AMONG THE RIGHTEOUS Lost Stories from the Holocaust's Long Reach into Arab Lands - Wa Po, 12-7-06
    • Mark M. Smith: The South Continues to"Make" Race: Will the Supreme Court Follow? A Review of How Race is Made: Slavery, Segregation, and the Senses - OpEdNews, PA, 12-10-06
    • John D.W. Guice: Meriwether's mystery By His Own Hand? The Mysterious Death of Meriwether Lewis -, MS, 12-10-06
    • Roger Osborne: Writes a 500 page history of all of civilization - NYT, 12-7-06
    • Grady McWhiney: Capstone to a Prominent Southern Historian's Career - Barton A. Myers at the website of H-CivilWar, 12-6-06

    • Michael B. Oren quoting Yitzhak Rabin from 1993 on"Israel Is Not Linked to Iraq, Except That It Is":"He said to the group, 'Why am I embarking on this, taking a risk of talking to Arafat? The answer is Iran. We have to stabilize our relations with the Arab world in order to deal with the real threat, which is Iran.' So already then, Israel understood that the peace process with the Palestinians begins with Iran." - NYT, 12-10-06
    • Ronald Lansing: Oregon's first full-time judge often was injudicious Orville Pratt - One historian calls him"incurably covetous" and"slippery as a greased eel" -, OR, 12-10-06
    ON TV:

    • C-Span2, Book TV : After Words: Larry Kahaner, author of"AK-47: The Weapon That Changed the Face of War," interviewed by Peter Singer Sunday, December 10 at 9:00 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
    • History Channel:"Alaska: Dangerous Territory," Sunday, December 10, @ 8pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Modern Marvels :Snow," Sunday, December 10, @ 10pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Modern Marvels :Icebreakers," Sunday, December 10, @ 11pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Modern Marvels :Las Vegas," Monday, December 11, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Lost Worlds :The First Christians," Monday, December 11, @ 10pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Where Did It Come From? :The Ancient Maya: Power Centers," Monday, December 11, @ 11pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"The World Trade Center: Rise and Fall of an American Icon," Tuesday, December 12, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Grounded on 9/11," Tuesday, December 12, @ 4pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"The Russian Navy," Tuesday, December 12, @ 8pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Man, Moment, Machine :The Red Baron & The Wings of Death," Tuesday, December 12, @ 10pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Special :Washington the Warrior" Wednesday, December 13, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Mysteries of the Freemasons :America" Wednesday, December 13, @ 4pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Our Generation :Martin Luther King Assassination," Thursday, December 14, @ 6pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Engineering An Empire :Britain: Blood and Steel," Thursday, December 14, @ 8pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Decoding The Past :Secrets of Kabbalah," Thursday, December 14, @ 9pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Sex in the 20th Century :The Politics of Pleasure," Thursday, December 14, @ 11pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Godfathers," Friday, December 14, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Godfathers," Friday, December 15, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Declassified :Godfathers of Havana" Friday, December 15, @ 4pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Man Moment Machine" Marathon, Saturday, December 16, @ 1-5pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Vietnam: Homecoming," Saturday, December 16 @ 6:30pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Alaska: Big America.," Saturday, December 16, @ 10pm ET/PT

    • Evan Thomas: SEA OF THUNDER, #20 - 12-17-06
    • Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower, #25 - 12-17-06
    • Hampton Sides: BLOOD AND THUNDER An Epic of the American West #34 - 12-17-06

    • Melton A. McLaurin: First black Marines to get scholarly treatment in book The Marines of Montford Point: America's First Black Marines, Feb. 26, 2007 (University of North Carolina Press) - Wilmington Morning Star, NC, 12-10-06
    • 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
    • Andrew L. Slap: The Doom of Reconstruction: The Liberal Republicans and the Election of 1872, (Fordham 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
    • James M. McPherson: This Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War (Oxford University Press), January 2007
    • Dominic Green: Three Empires on the Nile: The Victorian Jihad, 1869-1898 (Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group), January 2007
    • Geoffrey Roberts: Stalin's Wars: From World War to Cold War, 1939-1953 (Yale University Press), January 2007
    • David A. Bell: The First Total War: Napoleon's Europe and the Birth of Warfare as We Know It, (Houghton Mifflin Company), January 2007
    • Dinesh D'Souza: Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibilty for 9/11 (Doubleday Publishing), January 16, 2007
    • Edward Luce: In Spite of the Gods: The Rise of Modern India (Doubleday Publishing), January 16, 2007
    • Chalmers Johnson: Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic [American Empire Project], (Henry Holt & Company, Incorporated), February 6, 2007
    • 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
    • Benton Rain Patterson: With the Heart of a King: Elizabeth I of England, Philip II of Spain, and the Fight for a Nation's Soul and Crown (St. Martin's Press), February 6, 2007
    • Andrew Roberts: History of the English-Speaking Peoples since 1900, HarperCollins Publishers), February 6, 2007
    • Margaret MacMillan: Nixon in China: The Week That Changed the World, (Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group), February 13, 2007
    • John McManus: Alamo in the Ardennes: The Untold Story of the American Soldiers Who Made the Defense of Bastogne Possible, (Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated), March 2007

    • George Tindall: 85, Historian Who Charted the New South, Dies (NYT Obit) - NYT, 12-8-06
    • Papiya Ghosh: Historian and professor of Patna University was brutally stabbed to death - Times of India, 12-4-06

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