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March 5, 2007



ARTHUR SCHLESINGER, JR.:

  • Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.'s Legacy - HNN
  • Douglas Brinkley remembers Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. - LAT, 3-4-07
  • WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY JR: R.I.P., my longtime foe in less than mortal exchanges - Houston Chronicle
  • Revered Intellectual, Historian Schlesinger Dies at 89 - Harvard Crimson, 3-1-07
  • Robert Dallek: Remembrances Colleague Recalls Historian Arthur Schlesinger - NPR, 3-1-07
  • Interviews: Arthur Schlesinger on the Cuban Missile Crisis - NPR, 3-1-07
  • Historian Arthur Schlesinger Dies - NPR, 3-1-07
HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:This Week in History:

  • 05/03/1461 - Henry VI was deposed by Duke of York during War of the Roses
  • 05/03/1496 - English king Henry VII hires John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) to explore
  • 05/03/1770 - Boston Massacre, British troops kill 5 in crowd. Crispus Attackus becomes 1st black to die for American freedom
  • 05/03/1868 - US Senate organizes to decide charges against Pres Andrew Johnson
  • 05/03/1946 - Winston Churchill's"Iron Curtain" speech (Fulton Missouri)
  • 06/03/1836 - 3,000 Mexicans beat 182 Texans at the Alamo, after 13 day fight
  • 06/03/1857 - Dred Scott Decision: Supreme Court rules slaves cannot be citizens
  • 06/03/1861 - Provisionary Confederate Congress establishes Confederate Army
  • 06/03/1865 - President Lincolns 2nd Inaugural Ball
  • 06/03/1981 - Walter Cronkite signs-off as anchorman of"CBS Evening News"
  • 06/03/1991 - Following Iraq's capitulation in the Persian Gulf conflict, Pres Bush told Congress that"aggression is defeated. The war is over"
  • 07/03/1530 - King Henry VIII's divorce request is denied by the Pope Henry then declares that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England's church
  • 07/03/1644 - Massachusetts establishes 1st 2-chamber legislature in colonies
  • 07/03/1774 - British close port of Boston to all commerce
  • 07/03/1778 - Capt James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay
  • 07/03/1847 - US General Scott occupies Vera Cruz Mexico
  • 07/03/1862 - Battle of Elkhorn Tavern, Day 2, Gens McCulloch and McIntosh killed
  • 07/03/1876 - Alexander Graham Bell patents telephone
  • 07/03/1918 - Pres Wilson authorizes US Army's Distinguished Service Medal
  • 07/03/1936 - Hitler breaks Treaty of Versailles, sends troops to Rhineland
  • 07/03/1965 - Alabama state troopers and 600 black protestors clash in Selma
  • 08/03/1862 - Naval Engagement at Hampton Roads, VA CSS Virginia, Jamestown and Yorktown vs USS Cumberland, Congress and Monitor
  • 08/03/1862 - Battle of Elkhorn Tavern ends with Confederate withdrawal - Confederate ironclad"Merrimack" launched
  • 08/03/1943 - 335 allied bombers attack Neurenberg
  • 08/03/1964 - Malcolm X leaves Black Muslim Movement
  • 08/03/1983 - Pres Reagan calls the USSR an"Evil Empire" - House Foreign Affairs Com endorses nuclear weapons freeze with USSR
  • 09/03/1522 - -16] Marten Luther preaches his Invocavit
  • 09/03/1841 - US Supreme Court rules Negroes are free (Amistad Incident)
  • 09/03/1864 - Ulysses S Grant is appointed commander of Union Army
  • 09/03/1916 - General Fransisco"Poncho" Villa invades US (17 killed)
  • 09/03/1918 - Russian Bolshevik Party becomes the Communist Party
  • 09/03/1933 - Congress is called into special session by FDR, and began its"100 days"
  • 09/03/1942 - Construction of the Alaska Highway began
  • 09/03/1954 - Edward R Murrow criticizes Sen Joseph McCarthy (See it Now)
  • 09/03/1961 - Sputnik 9 carries Chernushka (dog) into orbit
  • 09/03/1988 - President Reagan presides at unveiling of Knute Rockne stamp
  • 10/03/1578 - Queen Elizabeth I gives Johan Casimir œ20,000 to aid Dutch rebellion
  • 10/03/1629 - King Charles I dissolved Parliament; he called it back 11 years later
  • 10/03/1681 - English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania
  • 10/03/1849 - Abraham Lincoln applies for a patent; only US president to do so
  • 10/03/1862 - US issues 1st paper money ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 and $1000)
  • 10/03/1864 - Red River campaign LA
  • 10/03/1865 - Battle of Monroe's Crossroads, NC
  • 10/03/1876 - 1st telephone call made (Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson)
  • 10/03/1969 - James Earl Ray pleads guilty in murder of Martin Luther King Jr
  • 10/03/1972 - 1st black US political convention opens (Gary Indiana)
  • 10/03/1982 - Pres Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya
  • 11/03/1302 - Romeo and Juliet's wedding day, according to Shakespeare
  • 11/03/1665 - NY approves new code guaranteeing Protestants religious rights
  • 11/03/1789 - Benjamin Banneker with L'Enfant begin to lay out Washington DC
  • 11/03/1861 - Confederate convention in Montgomery, adopts constitution
  • 11/03/1862 - 12] Gen Stonewall Jackson evacuates Winchester Virginia Army of the Potomac. Gen Henry Halleck is named general-in-chief
  • 11/03/1888 - Great blizzard of '88 strikes NE US
  • 11/03/1941 - FDR signs Lend-Lease Bill (lend money to Britain)
  • 11/03/1942 - 1st deportation train leaves Paris for Auschewitz Concentration Camp
  • 11/03/1954 - US Army charges Senator Joseph McCarthy used undue pressure tactics
  • 11/03/1985 - Mikhail S Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader
  • 11/03/2004 - Terrorists explode simultaneous bombs on Madrid's rail network ripping through a commuter train and rocking three stations, killing 190
    IN THE NEWS:
    REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

    • James M. McPherson: An eye-opening march through the Civil War This Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War - Boston Globe, 3-5-07
    • Geoffrey Perret: Presidents Behaving Badly in Age of Unwinnable Wars COMMANDER IN CHIEF How Truman, Johnson, and Bush Turned a Presidential Power Into a Threat to America's Future - NYT, 2-27-07
    • Book Review: Historians In Trouble by Jon Weiner - Blogger News Network, 3-1-07
    OP-ED:
    PROFILED:
    INTERVIEWED:
    FEATURE:
    QUOTED:

    • Jesús F. de la Teja on"Texans mark 171st year of independence":"Let's face it: Most of our national holidays don't get the observance they once did. Even if the signing of Texas independence took place before places like El Paso were part of the state, it doesn't mean that this isn't important or it isn't to be commemorated. There are, in fact, many ways in which that event so long ago is very much relevant to our lives today." - El Paso Times, TX, 3-1-07
    • Historians cited in front-page NYT story about IRB's - NYT, 2-28-07
    SPOTTED & SPEAKING EVENTS CALENDAR:
    HONORED, AWARDED, AND APPOINTMENTS:
    ON TV:History Listings This Week:

    • C-Span2, Book TV : History on Book TV: Jeremy Schaap,"Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics," Sunday, March 4 at at 7:00 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
    • C-Span2, Book TV : After Words: After Words: John Patrick Diggins, author of"Ronald Reagan: Fate, Freedom, And The Making Of History" interviewed by George Will, Sunday, March 4 at at 9:00 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
    • PBS: The American Experience:"The Pill" Monday, March 5, 2007 at 9pm ET - PBS
    • History Channel:"The Plague" Sunday, March 4, @ 6pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Modern Marvels :Barbarian Battle Tech," Sunday, March 4, @ 8pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"The Dark Ages," Sunday, March 4, @ 9pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Seven Wonders of the World," Monday, March 5, @ 4pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Barbarians II :Vandals," Monday, March 5, @ 8pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Digging For The Truth :Machu Picchu: Lost City of the Inca," Monday, March 5, @ 9pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Barbarians :Huns & Vikings," Monday, March 5, @ 10 and 11pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Barbarians II :Saxons," Tuesday, March 6, @ 8pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Barbarians :Mongols & Goths," Tuesday, March 6, @ 10pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Mountain Men," Wednesday, March 7, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Horrors at Andersonville Prison: The Trial of Henry Wirz," Wednesday, March 7, @ 4pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Barbarians II :Franks" Wednesday, March 7, @ 8pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Barbarians II :Lombards," Wednesday, March 7, @ 9pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"True Story of the Bridge on the River Kwai," Thursday, March 8, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Last Stand of The 300," Thursday, March 8, @ 9pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Las Vegas," Friday, March 9, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Lost Worlds," Marathon Saturday, March 10, @ 1-5pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"The Dark Ages," Saturday, March 10, @ 8pm ET/PT
    SELLING BIG (NYT):

    • Michael B. Oren: POWER, FAITH, AND FANTASY #8 (6 weeks on list) - 3-11-07
    • Jan Crawford Greenburg: SUPREME CONFLICT #20 - 3-11-07
    • Margaret MacMillan: NIXON AND MAO #28 - 3-11-07
    • Eric Metaxas: AMAZING GRACE, #35 - 3-11-07
    FUTURE RELEASES:

    • Harold R. Winton: Corps Commanders of the Bulge: Six American Generals and Victory in the Ardennes, (University Press of Kansas), March 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
    • Earl Black: Divided America: The Ferocious Power Struggle in American Politics, (Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group), March 2007
    • Brian Steidle: The Devil Came on Horseback: Bearing Witness to the Genocide in Darfur, (Perseus Publishing), March 2007
    • Kenneth B. Pyle: Japan Rising: The Resurgence of Japanese Power and Purpose (Perseus Publishing), March 2007
    • John Smith: Captain John Smith: Writings: with Selected Narratives of the Exploration and Settlement of Virginia, (Penguin Group (USA)), March 2007
    • Robert Daniels: The Rise and Fall of Communism in Russia, (Yale University Press), March 2007
    • Patrick J. Jung: The Black Hawk War of 1832, (University of Oklahoma Press), March 2007
    • John Crossan: God and Empire: Jesus against Rome, Then and Now (Harper San Francisco), March 13, 2007
    • William Dalrymple: Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty: Delhi, 1857, (Knopf Publishing Group), March 27, 2007
    • Jonathan M. Elukin: Living Together, Living Apart: Rethinking Jewish- Christian Relations in the Middle Ages, (Princeton University Press), April 2007
    • Philip Morgan: The Fall of Mussolini: Italians and the War, 1940-1945, (Oxford University Press), April 2007
    • Richard Croker: The Boomer Century 1946-2046: How America's Most Influential Generation Changed Everything, (Springboard Press), April 2007
    • R. Emmett Tyrrell: The Clinton Crack-Up: The Boy President's Life After the White House, (Nelson Current), April 2007
    • Stephen F. Hayes: Cheney: A Revealing Portrait of America's Most Powerful Vice President, (HarperCollins Publishers), April 3, 2007
    • Michael Stephenson: Patriot Battles: How the War of Independence Was Fought (HarperCollins Publishers), April 3, 2007
    • Saul Friedlander: Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945, Vol. 2, (HarperCollins Publishers), April 10, 2007
    • Georgina Howell: Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), April 17, 2007
    • Lynne Olson: Troublesome Young Men: The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to Power and Helped Save England, (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), April 17, 2007
    • Robert Dallek: Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power, (HarperCollins Publishers), April 24, 2007
    • Orville Vernon Burton: The Age of Lincoln, (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), June 2007
    • Gabor Boritt (Editor): Slavery, Resistance, Freedom, (Oxford University Press, USA), June 2007
    • William C. Davis: Virginia at War 1862 (Editor) (University Press of Kentucky), June 2007
    DEPARTED:



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