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June 11, 2007


    Presidential Campaign 2008 Watch

  • Gil Troy on"Romney Brothers Dish on Dad Blog by Presidential Candidate's Five Sons Reveals G-Rated Details of Former Governor's Family Life":"Romney's family is a central part of his identity, and it's a very effective counterpunch to some of the other high-profile candidates who've had, and are having, familial woes. Yet you also have to think that we're not in the age of 'The Brady Bunch' anymore. We're in the age of 'The Simpsons.' Once upon a time, when you say 'family,' you think 'all American.' Now when you say 'family,' you think 'dysfunctional.'" - WaPo, 6-9-07
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:This Week in History:

  • 06-11-1509 - King Henry VIII married his first wife, Katharine of Aragon.
  • 06-11-1770 - Capt. James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef off Australia .
  • 06-11-1919 - Sir Barton won the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to capture the Triple Crown.
  • 06-11-1963 - Vivian Malone and James Hood successfully enrolled at the University of Alabama following Gov. George Wallace’s famous"stand in the schoolhouse door."
  • 06-11-1977 - Seattle Slew won the Belmont Stakes, capturing the Triple Crown
  • 06-12-1880 - John Lee Richmond pitched baseball's first perfect game. A perfect game occurs when no batter reaches a base during a complete game of at least nine innings.
  • 06-12-1898 - Emilio Aguinaldo, head of the Philippine nationalists, proclaimed independence from Spain.
  • 06-12-1939 - The Baseball Hall of Fame opened to the public in Cooperstown, New York.
  • 06-12-1942 - Anne Frank received a diary for her birthday.
  • 06-12-1963 - Civil rights leader Medgar Evers was fatally shot in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi.
  • 06-12-1997 - Interleague play began in baseball, ending a 126-year tradition of separating the major leagues until the World Series.
  • 06-13-1900 - The Boxer Rebellion began in China.
  • 06-13-1966 - The U.S. Supreme Court set forth in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must advise suspects of their rights upon taking them into custody.
  • 06-13-1967 - Thurgood Marshall was nominated to become the first African American on the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • 06-13-1971 - The New York Times began publishing the"Pentagon Papers."
  • 06-13-1983 - The U.S. space probe Pioneer 10, launched in 1972, became the first spacecraft to leave the solar system.
  • 06-13-2000 - The first meeting between Pres. Kim Jong Il of North Korea and Pres. Kim Dae Jung of South Korea occurred.
  • 06-14-1775 - The United States Army was founded.
  • 06-14-1777 - The Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the U.S.
  • 06-14-1922 - Warren Harding became the first president to be heard on the radio.
  • 06-14-1940 - German troops entered Paris. The Nazis opened the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.
  • 06-14-1951 - The first commercial computer, Univac I, was unveiled.
  • 06-14-1954 - President Eisenhower signed the order inserting the words"under God" into the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • 06-14-1982 - Argentine forces surrendered to British troops on the Falkland Islands.
  • 06-15-1215 - King John sealed the Magna Carta.
  • 06-15-1775 - George Washington was appointed head of the Continental Army by the Second Continental Congress.
  • 06-15-1836 - Arkansas became the 25th state in the United States.
  • 06-15-1844 - Charles Goodyear was granted a patent for rubber vulcanization.
  • 06-15-1849 - James Polk, the 11th president of the United States, died in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • 06-15-1923 - Lou Gehrig made his New York Yankee debut as a pinch runner.
  • 06-16-1487 - The Battle of Stoke ended the Wars of the Roses.
  • 06-16-1858 - Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln declared,"a house divided against itself cannot stand."
  • 06-16-1904 - Events in James Joyce's novel Ulysses took place on this day, which is celebrated as Bloomsday, for the main character, Leopold Bloom.
  • 06-16-1933 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the National Industrial Recovery Act.
  • 06-16-1963 - Valentina Tereshkova of the USSR became the first woman in space.
  • 06-16-1996 - Russia voted in its first independent presidential election. Boris Yeltsin eventually won in a runoff.
  • 06-16-2004 - The 9/11 Commission determined that Saddam Hussein had no strong links to al-Qaeda, contradicting White House beliefs.
  • 06-17-1775 - The Battle of Bunker Hill took place during the American Revolution.
  • 06-17-1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere.
  • 06-17-1928 - Amelia Earhart embarked on the first trans-Atlantic flight by a woman.
  • 06-17-1944 - The Republic of Iceland was established.
  • 06-17-1963 - U.S. Supreme Court ruled that no locality may require recitation of Lord's Prayer or Bible verses in public schools.
  • 06-17-1972 - Burglary of Democratic Party headquarters in Washington, DC, started the Watergate political scandal.
  • 06-17-1994 - O. J. Simpson's slow-speed chase by the police, watched by millions on TV, ended in his arrest.
  • 06-18-1812 - The War of 1812 began.
  • 06-18-1815 - Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo by British, German, and Dutch forces.
  • 06-18-1873 - Suffragist Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
  • 06-18-1928 - Aviator Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. She completed the flight from Newfoundland to Wales in about 21 hours.
  • 06-18-1948 - The United Nations Commission on Human Rights adopted its International Declaration of Human Rights. The General Assembly would give it final approval on Dec. 10, 1948.
  • 06-18-1983 - Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.

  • Brink Lindsey: Land of Plenty THE AGE OF ABUNDANCE How Prosperity Transformed America's Politics and Culture - NYT, 6-10-07
  • Brink Lindsey: THE AGE OF ABUNDANCE How Prosperity Transformed America's Politics and Culture, First Chapter - NYT, 6-10-07
  • All in the Family Two books attempt to get at the real Hillary Clinton - WaPo, 6-10-07
  • Carl Bernstein: Today's Managing Partner in Team Clinton & Clinton - NYT, 6-5-07
  • ROBERT DALLEK on Jeff Gerth and Don Van Natta Jr.: Shining a Halogen Light on a Senator's Dark Corners HER WAY The Hopes and Ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton - 6-5-07
  • Rebecca Stott: English professor pens novel about history and Newton - USA Today, 6-7-07
  • Patrice Higonnet: Conservative newspaper blasts Harvard scholar for writing a Bush-bashing book - New York Sun, 6-6-07
  • Fritz Stern: Comes in for harsh commentary in London Review of Books - Thomas Laqueur in the London Review of Books (6-7-07)
  • Ian Kershaw: Past master - John Crace in the Guardian, 6-5-07

  • Gil Troy on"Hillary can't live with him - can't live without him":"She has become a warmer, more self-assured, more agile public figure. She is much less brittle and more impervious to criticism." - Times Online, UK, 6-4-07
ON TV:History Listings This Week:

  • C-Span2, Book TV : After Words: Kenneth Ackerman, author of"Young J. Edgar: Hoover, The Red Scare, And The Assault On Civil Liberties" interviewed by Joan Biskupic Sunday, June 10 at 6:00 and 9:00pm C-Span2, BookTV
  • History Channel:"Rumrunners, Moonshiners and Bootleggers" Sunday, June 10, @ 3pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Last Days on Earth" Sunday, June 10, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Universe :Mars: The Red Planet" Sunday, June 10, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Blood Diamonds" Monday, June 11, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Shootout :Iraq's Most Wanted: Terror at the Border," Monday, June 11, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :03 - London's Lost Cities," Monday, June 11, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Digging For The Truth :The Real Sin City: Sodom & Gomorrah.," Monday, June 11, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Houdini: Unlocking the Mystery," Tuesday, June 12, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Special :Voodoo Secrets," Tuesday, June 12, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Decoding The Past :666: The Sign of Evil," Tuesday, June 12, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Quest for Dragons," Wednesday, June 13, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Spider-Man Tech," Wednesday, June 13, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Bloodlines: The Dracula Family Tree," Wednesday, June 13, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :04 - Scotland's Sin City," Wednesday, June 13, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Making a Buck," Thursday, June 14, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"History's Mysteries :Ship of Gold," Thursday, June 14, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Alaska: Big America," Thursday, June 14, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Special : Nazi America: A Secret History," Friday, June 15, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Hippies," Friday, June 15, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Dogfights :09 - Hell Over Hanoi," Friday, June 15, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Ku Klux Klan: A Secret History," Saturday, June 16, @ 3pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The States :09 - Michigan, Tennessee, Maine, Missouri, South Dakota," Saturday, June 16, @ 10pm ET/PT

  • Ronald Reagan. Edited by Douglas Brinkley: THE REAGAN DIARIES #2 (2 weeks on list) - 6-17-07

  • Walter Isaacson: EINSTEIN HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE #4 (7 weeks on list) - 6-17-07
  • Michael Beschloss: PRESIDENTIAL COURAGE, #7 (4 weeks on list) - 6-17-07
  • David Talbot: Brothers, #13 (2 weeks on list) - 6-17-07
  • Jean Edward Smith : FDR #28 - 6-17-07

  • 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
  • Amity Shlaes: The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, HarperCollins Publishers, June 12, 2007
  • Orville Vernon Burton: The Age of Lincoln, (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), June 12, 2007
  • China Galland, Love Cemetery: Unburying the Secret History of Slaves, (HarperCollins Publishers), June 12, 2007
  • James Piereson, Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism, (Encounter Books), June 25, 2007
  • Brian K. Bugge: The Mystique of Conspiracy: Oswald, Castro, and the CIA, (Provocative Ideas), June 28, 2007
  • Kathryn C. Statler: Replacing France: The Origins of American Intervention in Vietnam, (University Press of Kentucky) July 28, 2007
  • Richard B. Frank, MacArthur: A Biography, (Palgrave Macmillan), July 28, 2007
  • David Halberstam, Ho, (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.), August 28, 2007
  • John Kelin, Praise From a Future Generation: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy and the First Generation Critics of the Warren Report, (Wings Press TX), September 28, 2007
  • Richard Avedon, The Kennedys: Portrait of a Family, (HarperCollins Publishers), October 23, 2007

  • Tom Pocock: Journalist and naval historian whose work focused on the life, times and contemporaries of Nelson (obit.) - Independent (UK), 6-6-07

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