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February 5, 2007



PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

    Presidential Campaign 2008 Watch

  • Tom Schwartz on"Sources Say Obama Will Announce 2008 Bid February 10":"Lincoln was able to use that space to accept the Republican nomination to run for the Senate, and eventually that led to a series of debates which have become the gold standard for political discourse in this country. There's symbolism everywhere." - All Headline News, 2-1-07
BLACK HISTORY MONTH:
HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

  • 05/02/1649 - Prince of Wales becomes king Charles II
  • 05/02/1778 - Articles of Confederation ratified by 1st state, South Carolina
  • 05/02/1861 - Louisiana delegation except Mr Bouligny withdraws from Congress
  • 05/02/1865 - Battle of Hatcher's Run, VA (Armstrong's Mill, Dabney's Mill)
  • 05/02/1930 - 5th Aliyah to Israel begins
  • 05/02/1937 - FDR proposes enlarging Supreme Court," court packing" plan failed
  • 05/02/1969 - US population reaches 200 million
  • 06/02/1862 - Gen Ulysses S Grant captures Fort Henry in Tennessee
  • 06/02/1862 - Ulysses S Grant begins military campaign in Mississippi
  • 06/02/1865 - Robert E Lee appointed Confederate General in Chief
  • 06/02/1899 - Spanish-American War ends, peace treaty ratified by Senate
  • 06/02/1918 - Britain grants women (30 and over) vote
  • 06/02/1933 - 20th Amendment goes into effect: Pres term begins in Jan not March
  • 06/02/1956 - U of Alabama refuses admission to Autherine Lucy (because he's black)
  • 06/02/1974 - US House of Reps begins determining grounds for impeachment of Nixon
  • 06/02/1978 - Muriel, wife of late Hubert Humphrey (Sen-D-Minn) takes his office
  • 07/02/1569 - King Philip II forms inquistion in South America
  • 07/02/1795 - 11th Amendment to US Constitution ratified, affirms power of states
  • 07/02/1839 - Henry Clay declares in Senate"I had rather be right than president"
  • 07/02/1862 - Federal fleet attack on Roanoke Island NC
  • 07/02/1864 - Federal troops occupy Jacksonville, Florida
  • 07/02/1950 - Sen Joe McCarthy finds" communists" in US Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 07/02/1956 - Autherine Lucy, 1st black admitted to U of Alabama, is expelled
  • 07/02/1962 - President Kennedy begins blockade of Cuba
  • 07/02/1964 - Beatles land at NY's JFK airport, for 1st US tour
  • 07/02/1973 - Senate creates Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities
  • 07/02/1983 - 1st female secretary of transportation sworn-in (Elizabeth Dole)
  • 08/02/1622 - King James I disbands the English parliament
  • 08/02/1690 - French and Indian troops set Schenectady settlement NY on fire
  • 08/02/1837 - 1st VP chosen by Senate, Richard Johnson (Van Buren admin)
  • 08/02/1861 - Confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery, Ala
  • 08/02/1865 - 1st black major in US army, Martin Robinson Delany
  • 08/02/1887 - Dawes Act passed (indians living apart from tribe granted citizenship)
  • 08/02/1894 - Enforcement Act repealed, making it easier to disenfranchise blacks
  • 08/02/1904 - Russo-Japanese War begins
  • 08/02/1915 -"Birth of a Nation" opens at Clune's Auditorium in LA
  • 08/02/1940 - Lodtz, 1st large ghetto established by Nazis in Poland
  • 08/02/1942 - Congress advises FDR that, Americans of Japanese descent should be locked up en masse so they wouldn't oppose the US war effort
  • 08/02/1944 - 1st black reporter accredited to White House, Harry McAlpin
  • 08/02/1969 - Last edition of Saturday Evening Post
  • 08/02/1971 - South Vietnamese troops invade Laos
  • 08/02/1973 - Senate names 7 members to investigate Watergate scandal
  • 09/02/1775 - English Parliament declares Mass colony is in rebellion
  • 09/02/1825 - House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams 6th US president
  • 09/02/1861 - Tennessee votes against secession
  • 09/02/1861 - Jefferson Davis and Alexander Stephens elected president and VP of CSA
  • 09/02/1942 - Daylight Savings War Time goes into effect in US
  • 09/02/1943 - FDR orders minimal 48 hour work week in war industry
  • 09/02/1950 - Sen Joseph McCarthy charges State Dept infested with 205 communists
  • 09/02/1964 - 1st appearance of Beatles on"Ed Sullivan Show" (73.7 million viewers)
  • 10/02/1676 - Wampanoag Indians under King Philip kill all men in Lancaster Mass
  • 10/02/1763 - Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to England
  • 10/02/1840 - British queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert von Saksen-Coburg
  • 10/02/1855 - US citizenship laws amended all children of US parents born abroad granted US citizenship
  • 10/02/1890 - Around 11M acres, ceded to US by Sioux Indians opens for settlement
  • 10/02/1934 - 1st Jewish immigrant ship to break the English blockade in Palestine
  • 10/02/1954 - Eisenhower warns against US intervention in Vietnam
  • 10/02/1967 - 25th Amendment (Presidential Disability and Succession) in effect
  • 10/02/1989 - Ron Brown chosen 1st black chairman of a major US party (Democrats)
  • 11/02/1531 - Henry VIII recognized as supreme head of Church in England
  • 11/02/1752 - Pennsylvania Hospital, the 1st hospital in the US, opened
  • 11/02/1768 - Samuel Adams letter, circulates around American colonies, opposing Townshend Act taxes
  • 11/02/1790 - Society of Friends petitions Congress for abolition of slavery
  • 11/02/1811 - Pres Madison prohibits trade with Britain for 3rd time in 4 years
  • 11/02/1861 - US House unanimously passes resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state
  • 11/02/1861 - President-elect Lincoln takes train from Spingfield IL to Wash DC
  • 11/02/1945 - Yalta agreement signed by FDR, Churchill and Stalin
  • 11/02/1953 - Pres Eisenhower refuses clemency appeal for Rosenberg couple
    IN THE NEWS:
    REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

    • DAVID OSHINSKY on Arthur Allen: Preventive Medicine VACCINE The Controversial Story of Medicine's Greatest Lifesaver - NYT, 2-4-07
    • NIALL FERGUSON on Rupert Smith: Ameliorate, Contain, Coerce, Destroy THE UTILITY OF FORCE The Art of War in the Modern World - NYT, 2-4-07
    • Rupert Smith: THE UTILITY OF FORCE The Art of War in the Modern World, First Chapter - NYT, 2-4-07
    • Andrew Hussey: Paris Confidential PARIS The Secret History - NYT, 2-4-07
    • Maya Jasanoff on Robert and Isabelle Tombs: The Love-Hate Relationship Britain and France have loathed each other and learned from each other - THAT SWEET ENEMY The French and the British From the Sun King to the Present Wa Po, 2-4-07
    • David Laskin on Gary Krist: Blood on the Tracks In 1910, scores of people died when a wave of snow crushed two stuck trains THE WHITE CASCADE The Great Northern Railway Disaster And America's Deadliest Avalanche - Wa Po, 2-4-07
    • Wesley K. Clark on Evan Thomas: The Battle for the Pacific A thrilling new history of an epic 1944 clash SEA OF THUNDER Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945 - Wa Po, 2-4-07
    • Olivier Wieviorka: Whites-only liberation of Paris - New Zealand Herald, 2-1-07
    OP-ED:
    PROFILED:
    INTERVIEWED:
    FEATURE:

    • Diary of Saad Eskander, Director of the Iraq National Library and Archive, posted online by British library - http://www.bl.uk, 1-29-07
    QUOTED:

    • Daniel Pipes"Professor says radical Islam is the threat":"Like the Fascists we defeated in 1945 and the Communists we disempowered in '91, radical Islamists draw from the best of their society in terms of good families, wealth and education. Their frustration now is with their position in the world. They used to be at the forefront of world society in scholarship, money and respect. And they believe that the only way they can achieve that again is to impose Sharia law across the world." - Malibu Times, CA, 1-31-07
    SPOTTED & SPEAKING EVENTS CALENDAR:

    • Douglas Brinkley: Lauded historian to speak at USM, Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in the R.C. Cook University Union, Rooms B and C on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus - Hattiesburg American,MS, 2-2-07
    • February 25, 2007: William Leuchtenburg"The White House Looks South: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson" at 5 PM - http://www.unctv.org/ncbookwatch/
    • February 14, 2007: Eric Foner,"American Reconstruction (1865-1877)" Time to be announced, McLain Auditorium, MHS - Larchmont Gazette, NY, 11-29-06
    • March 20, 2007: Alan Brinkley, The Harlem Renaissance, Time to be announced, McLain Auditorium, MHS - Larchmont Gazette, NY, 11-29-06
    • 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 APPOINTMENTS:
    ON TV:

    • C-Span2, Book TV : Book TV presents After Words: Eric Klinenberg, author of"Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America's Media" interviewed by Ben Scott, Sunday, February 4 at 9:00 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
    • PBS: The American Experience:"THE LIVING WEAPON" Monday, February 5, 2007 at 9pm ET - PBS
    • History Channel:"Who Wrote The Bible?," Sunday, February 4, @ 8pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Sex in The Bible," Sunday, February 4, @ 9:30pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Saddam and the Third Reich" Monday, February 5, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Digging For The Truth :King Tut: Secrets Revealed," Monday, February 5, @ 9pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Iran: The Next Iraq?," Monday, February 5, @ 11pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Special :Eighty Acres of Hell" Wednesday, February 7, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Weird U.S. :Roadside Distractions" Wednesday, February 7, @ 5pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Modern Marvels :Guns of the Civil War." Wednesday, February 7, @ 6pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Slave Catchers, Slave Resisters :Slave Catchers, Slave Resisters," Thursday, February 8, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:" Tales of the FBI :The Bureau vs. the Klan," Thursday, February 8, @ 4pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Wild West Tech :The Gunslingers," Thursday, February 8, @ 6pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Decoding The Past :Exorcism: Driving Out the Devil.," Thursday, February 8, @ 8pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"American Vesuvius," Friday, February 9, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Iran: The Next Iraq?," Friday, February 9, @ 4pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"The Lost Evidence :Sicily," Friday, February 10, @ 8pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"USS Constellation: Battling for Freedom," Saturday, February 10, @ 8pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"True Caribbean Pirates," Saturday, February 10, @ 10pm ET/PT
    SELLING BIG (NYT):

    • Michael B. Oren: POWER, FAITH, AND FANTASY #6 (2 weeks on list) - 2-11-07
    • Dinesh D'Souza: THE ENEMY AT HOME, #19 - 2-11-07
    • Evan Thomas: SEA OF THUNDER, #30 - 2-11-07
    NEW ON THE WEB:

    • SoldierStudies.org: New online database archive for the preservation of Civil War correspondences, is a searchable database of soldiers and their correspondences.
    EXHIBITIONS:

    • Echoes in the Ice: Collages of Polar Explorers by Rik van Glintenkamp: In recognition of International Polar Year, the Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH) announces a unique exhibition celebrating intrepid explorers and their travels to the farthest"ends" of the Earth. Opens January 26, 2007 - Harvard Museum of Natural History, Harvard University
    FUTURE RELEASES:

    • 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
    DEPARTED:


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