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January 8, 2007



BIGGEST STORIES:

  • Gerald R. Ford, 1913-2006: History Buzz Special Edition - HNN, 1-2-07
  • Highlights from the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association - Rick Shenkman, HNN
HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

  • 08/01/1790 - George Washington delivers 1st state of union address (or Jan 4)
  • 08/01/1815 - Battle of New Orleans-War of 1812 ended 12/24/1814 but nobody knew
  • 08/01/1853 - 1st US bronze equestrian statue (of Andrew Jackson) unveiled, Wash
  • 08/01/1867 - Legislation gives suffrage to DC blacks, despite Pres Johnson's veto
  • 08/01/1918 - Mississippi becomes 1st state to ratify 18th amendment (prohibition)
  • 08/01/1918 - Pres Wilson outlines his 14 points for peace after WW I
  • 08/01/1925 - 1st all-female US state supreme court appointed, Texas
  • 08/01/1958 - Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana
  • 08/01/1964 - President Lyndon B Johnson declares"War on Poverty"
  • 08/01/1975 - Judge Sirica orders release of Watergate's John W Dean III, Herbert W Kalmbach and Jeb Stuart Magruder from prison
  • 09/01/1349 - 700 Jews of Basel Switzerland, burned alive in their houses
  • 09/01/1570 - Tsar Ivan the terrible kills 1000-2000 residents of Novgorod
  • 09/01/1839 - Daguerrotype photo process announced at French Academy of Science
  • 09/01/1861 - Mississippi becomes 2nd state to secede
  • 09/01/1861 - 1st hostile act of Civil War; Star of West fired on, Sumter, SC
  • 09/01/1905 - Bloody Sunday-demonstrators fired on by tsarist troops (1/22 NS)
  • 09/01/1945 - US soldiers led by Gen Douglas MacArthur invades Philippines
  • 10/01/1776 -"Common Sense" by Thomas Paine, published
  • 10/01/1811 - Louisiana slaves rebell in 2 parishes
  • 10/01/1861 - Florida becomes 3rd state to secede from US
  • 10/01/1863 - 1st underground railway opens in London
  • 10/01/1878 - US Senate proposes female suffrage
  • 10/01/1920 - League of Nations established
  • 10/01/1928 - Soviet Union orders exile of Leon Trotsky
  • 10/01/1943 - 1st US pres to visit a foreign country in wartime-FDR leaves for Casablanca, Morocco
  • 10/01/1946 - UN General Assembly meets for 1st time (London)
  • 10/01/1966 - Julian Bond denied seat in Ga legislature for opposing Vietnam War
  • 10/01/1967 - PBS (the National Educational TV) begins as a 70 station network
  • 11/01/1785 - Continental Congress convenes in NYC
  • 11/01/1803 - Monroe and Livingston sail for Paris to buy New Orleans; they buy La
  • 11/01/1861 - Alabama becomes 4th state to secede
  • 11/01/1897 - M H Cannon becomes 1st woman state senator in US (Utah)
  • 11/01/1986 - 1st black gov since reconstruction sworn in (Douglas Wilder of Va)
  • 11/01/1991 - Congress empowers Bush to order attack on Iraq
  • 12/01/1863 - President Davis delivers his"State of Confederacy" address
  • 12/01/1915 - House of Reps rejects proposal to give women right to vote
  • 12/01/1944 - Churchill and de Gaulle begin a 2-day wartime conference in Marrakesh
  • 13/01/1559 - Elizabeth I crowned queen of England in Westminster Abbey
  • 13/01/1630 - Patent to Plymouth Colony issued
  • 13/01/1733 - James Oglethorpe and 130 English colonists arrive at Charleston, SC
  • 13/01/1794 - Congress changes US flag to 15 stars and 15 stripes
  • 13/01/1869 - Colored National Labor Union, 1st Black labor convention
  • 13/01/1888 - National Geographic Society founded (Washington, DC)
  • 13/01/1898 - Emile Zola publishes his open letter (J'accuse) in defense of Dreyfus
  • 14/01/1601 - Church authorities burn Hebrew books in Rome
  • 14/01/1699 - Massachusetts holds day of fasting for wrongly persecuting"witches"
  • 14/01/1784 - Revolutionary War ends; Congress ratifies Treaty of Paris
  • 14/01/1864 - General Sherman begins his march to the South
  • 14/01/1878 - US Supreme court rules race separation on trains unconstitutional
  • 14/01/1943 - FDR and Winston Churchill confer in Casablanca concerning WW II
    IN THE NEWS:
    REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

    • Evan Thomas: Sea of Thunder, First Chapter - NYT, 1-7-07
    • Alondra Nelson on Harriet A. Washington: Unequal Treatment How African Americans have often been the unwitting victims of medical experiments MEDICAL APARTHEID The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans From Colonial Times to the Present - Wa Po, 1-7-07
    • Brian S. Wills: Combines two passions — history and movies — in his book, Gone with the Glory: The Civil War in Cinema - Suffolk News-Herald, VA, 1-4-07
    • Gil Troy on Neill Ferguson: Flashpoints How local conflicts, pitting neighbor against neighbor, fuel worldwide violence The War of the World - News & Observer, NC, 12-30-06
    OP-ED:

    • Jon Wiener: You're mistaken if you think declassifying government documents means making them available - LAT, 1-4-07
    • Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.: Folly's Antidote - NYT, 1-1-07
    • Juan Cole: Saddam ... The death of a dictator Salon, 12-30-06
    • Joseph Ellis: How would four of the greatest war leaders in history have handled Iraq? - LAT, 12-29-06
    • William H. Chafe: Reflects on his experience in post-Katrina New Orleans WaPo, 12-27-06
    PROFILED:
    INTERVIEWED:

    • Jason Sokol: Book Looks at Integration's Impact on White South There Goes My Everything - NPR, 1-6-06
    • Frederick Kagan: Boost Troop Levels, Says Alternative Iraq Report - NPR, 1-5-06
    • Douglas Brinkley: Writing a book about Gerald Ford to be Released in February - CBS News, 12-27-06
    FEATURE:

    • Conrad Crane: With Iraq in flames, a historian rethinks the way we fight the enemy Newsweek, 1-1-07
    • Jon Wiener: FBI files on John Lennon have been released to a US academic, ending a 25 year battle for access to the documents - UKTV, UK, 12-22-06
    QUOTED:

    • Paul Light on"Bush fights to stay relevant":"There's a reason why you don't read any books about the last two years of a two-term president. The last years are focused almost entirely on the upcoming election. By the last year, he's almost completely irrelevant. It's gloomy, but it's realistic." - AP, 1-4-07
    SPOTTED & SPEAKING EVENTS CALENDAR:
    HONORED, AWARDED, AND APPOINTED:
    ON TV:

    • C-Span2, Book TV : Book TV presents After Words: Anthony Weller, author of"First Into Nagasaki: The Censored Eyewitness Dispatches on Post-Atomic Japan and its Prisoners of War" interviewed by Norman Hatch, Sunday, January 7 at 6:00 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
    • C-Span2, Book TV : History on Book TV: Evan Thomas,"Sea of Thunder: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945" Sunday, January 7 at 10:00 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
    • PBS: The American Experience:"The Alaska Pipeline" Monday, January 8, 2007 at 9pm ET - PBS
    • History Channel:"Caligula: Reign of Madness," Sunday, January 7, @ 10pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Lost Worlds :The Pagans," Monday, January 8, @ 10pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"The Flag-Raisers of Iwo Jima" Tuesday, January 9, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Pacific: The Lost Evidence :Okinawa" Tuesday, January 9, @ 4pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Pacific: The Lost Evidence :Iwo Jima" Tuesday, January 9, @ 5pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Pacific: The Lost Evidence :Saipan" Tuesday, January 9, @ 6pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Man, Moment, Machine :Galileo & the Sinful Spyglass" Tuesday, January 9, @ 10pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"True Caribbean Pirates" Wednesday, January 10, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Return of the Pirates" Wednesday, January 10, @ 4pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Modern Marvels :Walt Disney World" Wednesday, January 10, @ 9pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Skeletons on the Sahara," Thursday, January 11, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Street Gangs: A Secret History," Friday, January 12, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"The Plague," Saturday, January 13 @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Mega Disasters :San Francisco Earthquake," Saturday, January 13 @ 6pm ET/PT
    SELLING BIG (NYT):

    • Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower, # 21 - 1-14-07
    • Evan Thomas: SEA OF THUNDER, #27 - 1-14-07
    • Hampton Sides: BLOOD AND THUNDER An Epic of the American West #28 - 1-14-07
    FUTURE RELEASES:

    • 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, HarperC

    • ollins 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
    DEPARTED:



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