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July 9, 2007


    Presidential Campaign 2008 Watch

    • Fred Thompson Aided Nixon on Watergate - AP, 7-7-07
    • Michael Beschloss on"Divorce not a political deal-breaker":"If candidates can't bear up under full disclosure, they have no business being in politics." - Contra Costa Times, 7-5-07

  • Felipe Fernandez-Armesto: Whatever Happened to the Investigation of His Arrest for Jaywalking by the Atlanta police? - HNN Staff, 7-5-07
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:This Week in History:

  • 07-09-1816 - Argentina formally declared independence from Spain.
  • 07-09-1850 - Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the U.S., died after only 16 months in office.
  • 07-09-1872 - The doughnut cutter was patented by John F. Blondel of Thomaston, Me.
  • 07-09-1896 - William Jennings Bryan delivered his" cross of gold" speech at the Democratic National Convention.
  • 07-09-1900 - The British Parliament proclaimed that as of Jan. 1, 1901, the six Australian colonies would be united at the Commonwealth of Australia.
  • 07-09-1974 - Former U.S. chief justice Earl Warren died in Washington, DC.
  • 07-09-2002 - Baseball's All-Star Game ended in a tie after 11 innings. Both sides had run out of pitchers.
  • 07-10-1890 - Wyoming became the 44th state in the United States.
  • 07-10-1940 - The Battle of Britain began.
  • 07-10-1951 - Armistice talks to end the Korean War began at Kaesong.
  • 07-10-1973 - The Bahamas became independent from Great Britain.
  • 07-10-1985 - The Coca-Cola Company announced that it was bringing back the original Coke and calling it Coca-Cola Classic.
  • 07-10-1991 - President Bush lifted economic sanctions against South Africa.
  • 07-10-1991 - Boris Yeltsin was sworn in as Russia's first elected president.
  • 07-10-2003 - Spain opened its first mosque (in Granada) since the Moors were expelled in 1492.
  • 07-11-1533 - Pope Clement VII excommunicated England's King Henry VIII.
  • 07-11-1804 - Former vice president Aaron Burr fatally wounded former secretary of the treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel. Hamilton died the following afternoon.
  • 07-11-1864 - Confederate general Jubal A. Early and his troops attacked Washington, DC. They retreated the next day, ending the Confederate threat to occupy the capital.
  • 07-11-1914 - Babe Ruth made his major league baseball debut as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox.
  • 07-11-1977 - The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work to advance civil rights.
  • 07-11-1995 - The United States and Vietnam established full diplomatic relations.
  • 07-12-1543 - England's King Henry VIII married his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr.
  • 07-12-1690 - Protestant William of Orange defeated Roman Catholic James II at the Battle of the Boyne in Ireland.
  • 07-12-1862 - Congress authorized the Medal of Honor.
  • 07-12-1984 - Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale became the first major-party candidate to choose a woman as a running mate when he announced his choice of Geraldine Ferraro.
  • 07-13-1793 - French revolutionary Jean Paul Marat was stabbed to death in his bath by royalist sympathizer Charlotte Corday.
  • 07-13-1863 - The draft riots, protesting unfair conscription in the Civil War, began in New York City.
  • 07-13-1865 - P. T. Barnum's American Museum, which had featured Tom Thumb and the original Siamese twins Chang and Eng, was destroyed by fire.
  • 07-13-1930 - The first World Cup soccer competition began in Montevideo, Uruguay.
  • 07-13-1943 - The Battle of Kursk, the largest tank battle in history—involving some 6,000 tanks, 2,000,000 troops, and 4,000 aircraft—ended in German defeat.
  • 07-13-1977 - A 25-hour blackout hit New York City, engendering widespread rioting and looting.
  • 07-13-2003 - Iraq's interim governing council was inaugurated.
  • 07-14-1789 - The storming and destruction of Bastille marked the beginning of the French Revolution.
  • 07-14-1798 - Congress passed the Sedition Act, making it a crime to publish false, scandalous, or malicious writing about the U.S. government.
  • 07-14-1881 - Billy the Kid was shot by Sheriff Pat Garrett in New Mexico.
  • 07-14-1921 - In one of the most controversial cases in U.S. history, anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were convicted of two murders and sentenced to death.
  • 07-14-1933 - In Germany, all political parties except the Nazi party were outlawed.
  • 07-14-1946 - Dr. Spock's Common Sense Book of Baby & Child Care was published.
  • 07-14-1958 - A military coup overthrew the monarchy in Iraq, killing King Faisal II. General Abdul Karim Kassem becomes Iraq's leader.
  • 07-15-1870 - Georgia became the last of the Confederate States to be readmitted to the Union.
  • 07-15-1918 - The Second Battle of the Marne began during World War I.
  • 07-15-1948 - John J. Pershing, whose leadership in World War I earned him the title General of the Armies of the United States, died in Washington, DC.
  • 07-15-1975 - The Russian Soyuz and the U.S. Apollo launched. The Apollo-Soyuz mission was the first international manned spaceflight.

  • Stephen Hess on"'Scooter' Libby move helps seal Bush’s Iraq legacy":"It closes one chapter of the sort of life-draining issue of George W Bush and Iraq. It's totally in keeping with everything he’s done up to now, including his sense of loyalty to his people." -- Reuters, 7-3-07
  • David Greenberg on the Nixon Library:"Everybody who visited it, who knew the first thing about history, thought it was a joke. You didn't know whether to laugh or cry." - LAT, 7-8-07
  • Howard Zinn: Why we fly the flag - Boston Globe, 7-8-07
  • Theodore Roszak, William Seraile, Michael Kazin: Historians say where they were during the summer of love, 40 years ago - From a survey of 17 academics conducted by the Chronicle of Higher Ed, 7-2-07
  • Bill Gammage: Aussie historian lashes out at Turkey for putting a road through a cemetery for war dead -, 7-1-07
ON TV:History Listings This Week:

  • C-Span2, Book TV : History Joan Quigley"The Day The Earth Caved In: An American Mining Tragedy" @ Sunday, July 8 at 11:00pm C-Span2, BookTV
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :07 - Catacombs of Death," Sunday, July 8, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Amazon Adventures," Monday, July 9, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Modern Marvels :George Washington Bridge," Monday, July 8, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :09 - Freemason Underground," Monday, July 8, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :11 - Dracula's Underground" Monday, July 8, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Bloodlines: The Dracula Family Tree," Monday, July 8, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Alaska: Big America," Tuesday, July 10, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Investigating History :Billy the Kid," Tuesday, July 10, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Modern Marvels :Statue of Liberty," Tuesday, July 10, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Special : Rome: Engineering an Empire," Wednesday, July 11, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Modern Marvels :The Chrysler Building," Wednesday, July 11, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Ku Klux Klan: A Secret History.," Thursday, July 12, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Modern Marvels :Empire State Building," Thursday, July 12, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Lost Worlds :Churchill's Secret Bunkers," Thursday, July 12, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Dogfights," Marathon Friday, July 13, @ 2-6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The World Trade Center: Rise and Fall of an American Icon," Friday, July 13, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Dogfights :Kamikaze," Friday, July 13, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Dogfights: The Greatest Air Battles," Saturday, July 14, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:" Cities Of The Underworld :01 - Hitler's Underground Lair," Saturday, July 14, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :10 - Beneath Vesuvius," Saturday, July 14, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :11 - Dracula's Underground," Saturday, July 14, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :04 - Scotland's Sin City," Saturday, July 14, @ 11pm ET/PT

  • Ronald Reagan. Edited by Douglas Brinkley: THE REAGAN DIARIES #5 (6 weeks on list) - 7-15-07

  • Walter Isaacson: EINSTEIN HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE #8 (12 weeks on list) - 7-15-07
  • Michael Beschloss: PRESIDENTIAL COURAGE, #11 (8 weeks on list) - 7-15-07
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  • Bill Yenne: Rising Sons: The Japanese-American GIs Who Fought for the United States in World War II, (St. Martin's Press, July 10, 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
  • Woody Holton: Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution, (Hill and Wang, August 7, 2007)
  • David Halberstam: Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War, (Hyperion, September 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
  • Maureen Waller: Sovereign Ladies: The Six Reigning Queens of England, (St. Martin's Press, September 28, 2007)
  • Rick Atkinson: Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944, (Henry Holt & Company, Incorporated, October 2, 2007)
  • Benjamin J. Kaplan: Divided by Faith: Religious Conflict and the Practice of Toleration in Early Modern Europe, (Harvard University Press, October 15, 2007)
  • Richard Avedon, The Kennedys: Portrait of a Family, (HarperCollins Publishers), October 23, 2007
  • M. Stanton Evans: Blacklisted by History: The Real Story of Joseph McCarthy and His Fight against America's Enemies, (Crown Publishing Group, November 6, 2007)

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