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April 23, 2007


  • 04-23-1616 - Playwright William Shakespeare died in Stratford-on-Avon, England.
  • 04-23-1969 - Sirhan Sirhan was sentenced to death (later reduced to a life sentence) for the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.
  • 04-23-2004 - The U.S. resumed diplomatic relations with Libya.
  • 04-24-1800 - Library of Congress was established.
  • 04-24-1898 - Spain declared war on the U.S..
  • 04-24-1915 - Turks began deportation of Armenians that led to the massacre of between 600,000 and 1.5 million Armenians.
  • 04-24-1916 - The Easter Rebellion begins in Dublin, Ireland. Although unsuccessful, the uprising was an important symbolic event leading to the establishment of the Republic of Ireland.
  • 04-24-1953 - Winston Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
  • 04-25-1901 - New York became the first state to require license plates on cars.
  • 04-25-1915 - British, Australian, and New Zealand forces landed at Gallipoli.
  • 04-25-1928 - The first seeing eye dog was presented to Morris S. Frank.
  • 04-25-1945 - Delegates met in San Francisco to organize the United Nations.
  • 04-25-1953 - The Francis Crick and James Watson article describing the double helix of DNA is published in the magazine Nature.
  • 04-25-1992 - Islamic forces took over most of Kabul, Afghanistan after the Soviet-controlled government collapsed.
  • 04-25-2003 - The Georgia legislature voted to scrap the"Confederate flag" design from its state flag.
  • 04-26-1607 - Colonists land at Cape Henry, Va., They would found Jamestown the next month.
  • 04-26-1865 - John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln's assassin, was surrounded by federal troops in a barn in Virginia. He was shot and killed, either by the soldiers or by his own hand.
  • 04-26-1937 - The German Luftwaffe (air force) destroyed the Spanish town of Guernica.
  • 04-26-1986 - The worst nuclear power plant accident in history occurred at Chernobyl, near Kiev, U.S.S.R.
  • 04-26-1994 - The first multi-racial elections were held in South Africa.
  • 04-26-2000 - Vermont Governor Howard Dean signed the nation's first bill allowing same-sex couples to form civil unions.
  • 04-27-1521 - Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed in a fight with natives of the Philippines.
  • 04-27-1865 - The worst steamship disaster in the history of the United States occurred when there was an explosion aboard the Sultana; more than 1,400 people were killed.
  • 04-28-1788 - Maryland became the 7th state in the United States.
  • 04-28-1789 - Fletcher Christian led the mutiny aboard the British ship Bounty against Captain William Bligh.
  • 04-28-1945 - Benito Mussolini was executed.
  • 04-28-2004 - The Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal first comes to light when graphic photos of U.S. soldiers physically abusing and humiliating Iraqi prisoners were shown on CBS's 60 Minutes II.
  • 04-29-1429 - Joan of Arc entered the city of Orléans. She would end its months-long siege and would become known as the"Maid of Orléans."
  • 04-29-1916 - The Easter rebellion in Ireland ended with the surrender of Irish nationalists.
  • 04-29-1945 - American soldiers liberated the Dachau concentration cam
  • 04-29-1992 - A Los Angeles jury acquitted four police officers accused of beating Rodney King. Massive rioting and looting ensued.

  • Marilyn Nissenson: Tabloid Queen THE LADY UPSTAIRS Dorothy Schiff and The New York Post - NYT, 4-22-07
  • David Cannadine on Lynne Olson: Their Finest Hour How a group of upstart Tories toppled Neville Chamberlain TROUBLESOME YOUNG MEN The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to Power And Helped Save England - WaPo, 4-22-07
  • The Blind Prisoner How a Polish noble survived World War II when other prisoners of war didn't MICHELANGELO IN RAVENSBRUCK One Woman's War Against the Nazis - WaPo, 4-22-07
  • Walter Isaacson on John Lukacs: Cold War Realist GEORGE KENNAN A Study of Character WaPo, 4-22-07

  • Amanda Vaill on Virginia Rounding: Mother Russia A new book focuses on the personal life of the magnificent 18th-century empress CATHERINE THE GREAT Love, Sex,and Power WaPo, 4-22-07
  • Maya Jasanoff on Lynn Hunt: Revolutionary Thought How"all men were created equal" became"self-evident" INVENTING HUMAN RIGHTS A History WaPo, 4-22-07
  • David O. Stewart: The Long Hot Summer and the More Perfect Union THE SUMMER OF 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution NYT, 4-20-07
  • Robert Dallek: Parsing the Nixon and Kissinger Pas de Deux Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power - NYT, 4-17-07

  • Robert Satloff: A 'Righteous' Honor for an Arab Who Saved Jews - NPR, 4-19-07
  • New Set of MLK Papers Sparks Controversy - NPR, 4-7-07

  • C-Span2, Book TV : History on Book TV: Michael Lerner,"Dry Manhattan: Prohibition in New York City" on Sunday, April 22 at 12:00 pm C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, Book TV : After Words: After Words: David Pietrusza, author of"1920: The Year of the Six Presidents" interviewed by Ann Compton on Saturday, April 21 at 9:00 pm and Sunday, April 22 at 6:00 pm and at 9:00 pm C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, Book TV : Public Lives: Debby Applegate,"The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher" on Sunday, April 22 at 4:25 pm and Monday, April 23 at 12:45 am C-Span2, BookTV
  • PBS: The American Experience:"Summer of Love" Monday, April 23, 2007 at 9pm ET - PBS
  • History Channel:"Sherman's March" Sunday, April 22, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Digging For The Truth :Hunt for the Lost Ark" Monday, April 23, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Digging For The Truth :The Real Sin City: Sodom & Gomorrah," Monday, April 23, @ 3pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Lost Worlds :Ramses' Egyptian Empire," Monday, April 23, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Lost Worlds :Braveheart's Scotland," Monday, April 23, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Lost Worlds :Hitler's Supercity," Monday, April 23, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Lost Worlds :Knights Templar," Monday, April 23, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :04 - Scotland's Sin City," Monday, April 23, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Digging For The Truth :Atlantis: New Revelation," Monday, April 23, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities of the Underworld," Monday, April 16, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Exorcism: Driving Out the Devil," Tuesday, April 24, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Witch Hunt," Tuesday, April 24, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Lost Worlds :The Real Dracula," Tuesday, April 24, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Modern Marvels :The Alaskan Oil Pipeline," Tuesday, April 24, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Ancient Discoveries :15 - Machines of The East," Tuesday, April 24, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Man Moment Machine :Alexander the Great and the Devastating Catapult," Tuesday, April 24, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Caligula: Reign of Madness," Tuesday, April 24, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Gestapo :The Sword Unsheathed," Wednesday, April 18, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Barbarians II :Franks," Wednesday, April 25, @ 3pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Barbarians II :Lombards," Wednesday, April 25, @ 3pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Engineering An Empire :The Persians," Wednesday, April 25, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :04 - Scotland's Sin City," Wednesday, April 25, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Ku Klux Klan: A Secret History : Ku Klux Klan: A Secret History," Thursday, April 26, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Tales of the FBI :The Bureau vs. the Klan," Thursday, April 26, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Shootout :Tet Offensive," Thursday, April 19, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Special :Boneyard: Where Machines End Their Lives," Thursday, April 26, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Rumrunners, Moonshiners and Bootleggers : Rumrunners, Moonshiners and Bootleggers," Friday, April 28, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Legacy of Al Capone," Friday, April 20, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Dogfights :11 - Dogfights of the Middle East," Friday, April 28, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Man Moment Machine :Patton and the Desperate Tank Attack," Friday, April 28, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Mega Movers" Marathon, Saturday, April 29, @ 1-5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Dogfights: The Greatest Air Battles," Saturday, April 29, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Sherman's March," Saturday, April 29, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The States :02 - Texas, Massachusetts, Arkansas, Iowa, Delaware," Saturday, April 29, @ 10pm ET/PT

  • Walter Isaacson: EINSTEIN HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE #1 (1 week on list) - 4-29-07
  • Michael B. Oren: POWER, FAITH, AND FANTASY #33 - 4-29-07

  • Taylor Branch: Book on Bill Clinton Emerges From 8 Years of Tapes - NYT, 3-21-07
  • 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

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