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February 26, 2007



PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

    Presidential Campaign 2008 Watch

  • B. Carmon Hardy on"Polygamy A Feature In Romney Family Tree Great-Grandfather Had 5 Wives": polygamy was"a very important part of Miles Park Romney's family. Now, very gradually, as you moved farther away from it, it became less a part of it. But during the time of Miles Park Romney, it was an essential principle of the Romney family life." - Boston Channel.com, 2-25-07
BLACK HISTORY MONTH:
BIGGEST STORIES:
HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

  • 26/02/1732 - 1st mass celebrated in 1st American Catholic church, Philadelphia
  • 26/02/1848 - Marx and Engels publish"Communist Manifesto"
  • 26/02/1869 - 15th Amendment guaranteeing right to vote sent to states
  • 26/02/1870 - 1st NYC subway line opens (pneumatic powered)
  • 26/02/1933 - Golden Gate Bridge ground-breaking ceremony held at Crissy Field
  • 26/02/1962 - US Supreme court disallows race separation on public transportation
  • 27/02/1670 - Jews expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I
  • 27/02/1801 - Washington DC placed under Congressional jurisdiction
  • 27/02/1827 - 1st Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans
  • 27/02/1864 - 6th and last day of battle at Dalton, Georgia (about 600 casualties)
  • 27/02/1864 - Near Andersonville GA, rebels open a new POW camp"Camp Sumpter"
  • 27/02/1869 - John Menard is 1st black to make a speech in Congress
  • 27/02/1872 - Charlotte Ray, 1st Black woman lawyer, graduated Harvard U
  • 27/02/1877 - US Electoral College declares R Hayes winner presidential election
  • 27/02/1900 - Boer General Cronj‚ surrenders to English in Pardenberg, South-Africa
  • 27/02/1922 - Supreme Court unanimously upheld 19th amend woman's right to vote
  • 27/02/1942 - 1st transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 27/02/1949 - Chaim Weizmann becomes 1st Israeli president
  • 27/02/1950 - General Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China
  • 27/02/1951 - 22nd amendment ratified, limiting president to 2 terms
  • 27/02/1972 - Pres Nixon and Chinese Premier Chou En-lai issued Shanghai Communique
  • 27/02/1998 - Britain's House of Lords agree's to end 1,000 years of male preference by giving a monarch's first-born daughter the same claim to the throne as any first born son
  • 28/02/1692 - Salem witch hunt begins
  • 28/02/1704 - Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 40, kidnap 100
  • 28/02/1708 - Slave revolt, Newton, Long Island NY, 11 die
  • 28/02/1778 - Rhode Island General Assembly authorizes enlistment of slaves
  • 28/02/1847 - US defeats Mexico in battle of Sacramento
  • 28/02/1854 - Republican Party formally organized at Ripon, Wisc
  • 28/02/1879 -"Exodus of 1879" southern blacks flee political/economic exploitation
  • 28/02/1961 - JFK names Henry Kissinger special advisor
  • 28/02/1972 - Pres Richard Nixon ends historic week-long visit to China
  • 01/03/1562 - Blood bath at Vassy: Gen de Guise allows 1200 huguenots murder
  • 01/03/1692 - Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba arrest for witchcraft (Salem, MA)
  • 01/03/1780 - Penn becomes 1st US state to abolish slavery (for new-borns only)
  • 01/03/1781 - Continental Congress adopts Articles of Confederation
  • 01/03/1845 - President Tyler signs a resolution annexing the Republic of Texas
  • 01/03/1864 - Rebecca Lee (US) becomes 1st black woman to receive a medical degree
  • 01/03/1875 - Congress passes Civil Rights Act; invalidated by Supreme Ct, 1883
  • 01/03/1932 - Charles Lindbergh Jr (20 months), kidnapped in NJ; found dead May 12
  • 01/03/1940 - 12th Academy Awards -"Gone with the Wind," R Donat and V Leigh win
  • 01/03/1945 - FDR announces success of Yalta Conference
  • 01/03/1961 - President Kennedy establishes the Peace Corp
  • 01/03/1974 - Watergate grand jury indicts 7 presidential aides
  • 02/03/1776 - Americans begin shelling British troops in Boston
  • 02/03/1807 - Congress bans slave trade effective January 1, 1808
  • 02/03/1836 - Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico
  • 02/03/1853 - Territory of Washington organized after separating from Oregon Ter
  • 02/03/1855 - Aleksandr Romanov becomes tsar of Russia
  • 02/03/1865 - Freedman's Bureau founded for Black Education, 1865
  • 02/03/1867 - Congress passed the 1st Reconstruction Act
  • 02/03/1877 - Rutherford B Hayes (R) declared president despite Samuel J Tilden (D) winning the popular vote, but is 1 electoral vote shy of victory
  • 02/03/1915 - Vladmir Jabotinsky forms a Jewish military force to fight in Palestine
  • 02/03/1923 - Time magazine debuts
  • 02/03/1974 - Grand jury concludes Pres Nixon is involved in Watergate cover-up
  • 02/03/1991 - UN votes in favor of US resolutions for cease fire with Iraq
  • 03/03/1801 - 1st US Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia
  • 03/03/1803 - 1st impeachment trial of a federal judge, John Pickering, begins
  • 03/03/1805 - Louisiana-Missouri Territory forms
  • 03/03/1817 - Mississippi Territory is divided into Alabama Territory and Mississippi
  • 03/03/1820 - Missouri Compromise passes, allowing slavery in Missouri
  • 03/03/1837 - US president Andrew Jackson and Congress recognizes Republic of Texas
  • 03/03/1845 - 1st time, US Senate overrides presidential (Tyler) veto
  • 03/03/1849 - Territory of Minnesota organizes
  • 03/03/1862 - Battle of New Madrid MO-captured by Union forces
  • 03/03/1865 - Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands established
  • 03/03/1869 - University of South Carolina opens to all races
  • 03/03/1871 - Congress changes Indian tribes status from independent to dependent
  • 03/03/1877 - Rutherford B Hayes is sworn in as the 19th president
  • 03/03/1885 - Congress passes Indian Appropriations Act (Indians wards of fed govt)
  • 03/03/1887 - Anne Sullivan begins teaching 6 year old blind-deaf Helen Keller
  • 03/03/1911 - 1st US federal cemetery with Union and Rebel graves opens, Missouri
  • 03/03/1913 - Ida B Wells-Barnett demonstrates for female suffrage in Washington DC
  • 03/03/1918 - Treaty of Brest-Litovsk: Germany, Austria and Russia sign
  • 03/03/1923 - US Senate rejects membership in Intl Court of Justice, The Hague
  • 03/03/1931 -"Star Spangled Banner" officially becomes US national anthem
  • 03/03/1972 - Sculpted figures of Jefferson Davis, Robert E Lee, and Stonewall Jackson are completed at Stone Mountain Georgia
  • 03/03/1992 - Pres Bush apologizes for raising taxes after pledging not to
    IN THE NEWS:
    REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

    • JOHN LEWIS GADDIS on Margaret MacMillan: Great Leap Forward NIXON AND MAO The Week That Changed the World - NYT, 2-25-07
    • Orville Schell on Margaret MacMillan: Nixon's Balancing Act A realist president's bold trip brought America and China together to counter the Soviets - NIXON AND MAO The Week That Changed the World, First Chapter - NYT, 2-25-07
    • Kenneth T. Jackson, Robert Caro: Making No Little Plans - NYT, 2-25-07
    • Margaret MacMillan: NIXON AND MAO The Week That Changed the World WaPo, 2-25-07
    • David A. Clary: Writer explores Lafayette's bonds Adopted Son: Washington, Lafayette, and the Friendship That Saved the Revolution - FayObserver.com, Fayetteville NC, 2-26-07
    • John Patrick Diggins: Revisits the legacy of The Great Communicator Ronald Reagan: Fate, Freedom, and the Making of History - Examiner.com, 2-23-07
    • Andrew Roberts: Newsweek celebrates his history of English-speaking peoples - Evan Thomas in a two-page spread in Newsweek, 2-26-07
    OP-ED:
    PROFILED:
    INTERVIEWED:

    • Doris Kearns Goodwin: Deconstructing Abraham Lincoln's Administration - NPR, 2-19-07
    FEATURE:

    • Underground Railroad may be resurrected UD grad students hope to make the route taken by runaway slaves a historic highway - The News Journal, DE, 2-24-07
    QUOTED:

    • Joseph McCartin on"Union choice may have a chance":"The Democratic majorities make this a very different environment. Last year, it was more symbolic. This year, there are some real possibilities.... In order to bring any heat to bear on the Senate, you have to get the bill through the House," he said."In order to hold the Democratic presidential candidates' feet to the fire, you have to get it through the House. Ultimately, this is preparation for the fight which is going on down the road. I believe the labor movement looks at this as a two-year project." - Philadelphia Inquirer, PA, 2-26-07
    • James Hoopes on"As the times have changed, so has the need for a watch":"It's that we live in an increasingly synchronized world. You don't really relieve all the stress unless you get out of the world where time synchronization is so important." - Houston Chronicle, TX, 2-25-07
    SPOTTED & SPEAKING EVENTS CALENDAR:
    HONORED, AWARDED, AND APPOINTMENTS:
    ON TV:

    • C-Span2, Book TV : Book TV presents Jeffrey Rosen,"The Supreme Court" & Jan Crawford Greenburg,"Supreme Conflict", Sunday, February 25 at at 10:00 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
    • PBS: The American Experience:"RACE TO THE MOON" Monday, February 27, 2007 at 9pm ET - PBS
    • History Channel:"Star Wars: Empire of Dreams," Sunday, February 25, @ 10pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Little Ice Age: Big Chill :Little Ice Age: Big Chill," Monday, February 26, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"The Wrath Of God :Blizzards: Whiteout!," Monday, February 26, @ 4pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Digging For The Truth :Ramesses: Visions of Greatness," Monday, February 26, @ 9pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Engineering An Empire :The Maya: Death Empire," Monday, February 26, @ 10pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"USS Constellation: Battling for Freedom," Tuesday, February 27, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Deep Sea Detectives :Slave Ship Uncovered!," Tuesday, February 27, @ 4pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Man, Moment, Machine :Hunting Bonnie & Clyde," Tuesday, February 27, @ 10pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Nixon: A Presidency Revealed" Wednesday, February 28, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Man, Moment, Machine :JFK & the Crisis Crusader" Wednesday, February 28, @ 6pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Return of the Pirates," Thursday, March 1, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"History's Mysteries :The Mysteries of Devil's Triangles.," Thursday, March 1, @ 5pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"History's Mysteries :Ship of Gold," Thursday, March 1, @ 7pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Decoding The Past :Doomsday 2012: The End of Days," Thursday, March 1, @ 9pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Dogfights: The Greatest Air Battles," Friday, March2, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Digging For The Truth," Marathon Saturday, March 3, @ 8-11pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier," Saturday, March 3, @ 5pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"History of Sex," Marathon Saturday, March 3, @ 8-11pm ET/PT
    SELLING BIG (NYT):

    • Michael B. Oren: POWER, FAITH, AND FANTASY #11 (5 weeks on list) - 3-04-07
    • Dinesh D'Souza: THE ENEMY AT HOME, #18 - 3-04-07
    NEW ON THE WEB:

    • Follow the Drinking Gourd: A Cultural History : This website presents ongoing research into the song"Follow the Drinking Gourd" and its cultural history. The song was supposedly used by an Underground Railroad operative to encode escape instructions and a map. The song has also p layed an important role in the Civil Rights and folk revival movements of the 1950s and 1960s, and in contemporary elementary school education.
    • 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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