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September 10, 2007


  • 11/09/2001 - Terrorists hijack two passenger planes crashing them into New York's World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both and death of 2,752 people
  • 11/09/2001 - Terrorists hijack a passenger plane and crash it into the Pentagon causing the death of 125 people
  • 11/09/2001 - Attempt by passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 to retake control of their hijacked plane from terrorists causes plane to crash in Pennsylvania field killing all 64 people onboard

  • 9/11 101: Professors try to put terrorist attacks in a broader context - Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, 9-9-07
  • Zachary H. Alexander:"Specifically, the actions of one tragic day can have a long-term impact on people for several generations. As such, to be able to grasp the entire landscape of Sept. 11's legacy, we must not shortchange any of its parts." - Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, 9-9-07
  • Randy Roberts: 9-11 now history - Ascribe, 9-4-07

  • Gil Troy in NYT on"Hurtling Toward a Nomination, 2008": In the next few months, said Gil Troy , an expert on first families, look for both women to throw themselves into worthy causes."That's what Nancy Reagan did, and it helped redirect the coverage," he said. - NYT, 9-2-07
  • James Pfiffner on"For next president, USA likely to call on lawyer":"Hard-charging CEO deciders are very appealing to the American electorate. Saying 'I can look at all sides of the issues' is really important, but it doesn't impress voters as much." - USA Today, 9-5-07
  • Irwin Unger: Candidates' Rhetoric Can Fail To Translate into Official Policy Even election win does not guarantee words will become deeds - US Department of State, DC, 9-6-07
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:This Week in History:

  • 10/09/1349 - Jews who survived a massacre in Constance Germany are burned to death
  • 10/09/1547 - English demand Edward VI, 10, wed Mary Queen of Scots, 5
  • 10/09/1608 - John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va
  • 10/09/1776 - George Washington asks for a spy volunteer, Nathan Hale volunteers
  • 10/09/1861 - -15] Battle at Cheat Mountain, Elkwater West Virginia
  • 10/09/1861 - Battle of Carnifex Ferry VA, 170 casualities
  • 10/09/1939 - In WW II, Canada declared war on Germany
  • 10/09/1940 - Buckingham Palace hit by German bomb
  • 10/09/1942 - RAF drops 100,000 bombs on Dusseldorf
  • 10/09/1943 - German troops occupied Rome and took over the protection of Vatican City
  • 10/09/1993 - Israel and PLO sign joint recognition statements
  • 11/09/1557 - Catholic and Lutheran theology debated in Worm
  • 11/09/1649 - Massacre of Drogheda, Ireland, Oliver Cromwell kills 3,000 royalists
  • 11/09/1773 - Benjamin Franklin writes"There never was a good war or bad peace"
  • 11/09/1789 - Alexander Hamilton appointed 1st Secretary of Treasury
  • 11/09/1940 - Buckingham Palace in London destroyed by German bombs
  • 11/09/1943 - Jewish ghettos of Minsk and Lida Belorussia liquidated
  • 11/09/1944 - FDR and Churchill meet in Canada at 2nd Quebec Conference
  • 12/09/1695 - NY Jews petition governor Dongan for religious liberties
  • 12/09/1862 - Battle of Harpers Ferry VA
  • 12/09/1953 - Sen John F Kennedy, 36, marries Jacqueline Bouvier, 24
  • 12/09/1958 - US Supreme Court orders Little Rock Ark high school to integrate
  • 13/09/1556 - Charles V and Maria of Hungary march into Spain
  • 13/09/1663 - 1st serious slave conspiracy in colonial America (Virginia)
  • 13/09/1788 - NY City becomes 1st capital of US
  • 13/09/1847 - American-Mexican war: US Gen Winfield Scott captures Mexico City
  • 13/09/1861 - 1st naval battle of Civil War, Union frigate"Colorado" sinks privateer"Judah" off Pensacola, Fla
  • 13/09/1906 - 1st airplane flight in Europe
  • 13/09/1943 - Chiang Kai-shek became president of China
  • 13/09/1948 - Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me) elected senator, 1st woman to serve in both houses of Congress
  • 13/09/1953 - Nikita Khrushchev appointed 1st secretary-general of USSR
  • 13/09/1993 - Israeli min of Foreign affairs Peres and PLO-Abu Mazen sign peace accord
  • 14/09/1862 - Federal troops escape from beleaguered Harpers Ferry West Virginia
  • 14/09/1872 - Britain pays US $15« M for damages during Civil War
  • 14/09/1917 - Provisional government of Russia forms, Republic proclaimed
  • 14/09/1940 - Congress passes 1st peace-time conscription bill (draft law)
  • 14/09/1948 - Ground breaking ceremony for UN world headquarters
  • 14/09/1948 - Gerald Ford upsets Rep Bartel J Jonkman in Mich 5th Dist Rep primary
  • 14/09/1983 - US House of Representatives votes, 416 to 0, in favor of a resolution condemning Russia for shooting down a Korean jetliner
  • 15/09/1620 - Mayflower departs from Plymouth England with 102 pilgrims [OS May 8]
  • 15/09/1656 - England and France sign peace treaty
  • 15/09/1776 - British forces capture Kip's Bay Manhattan during Revolution
  • 15/09/1862 - Confederates conquer Union-weapon arsenal at Harpers Ferry WV
  • 15/09/1914 - Battle of Aisne begins between Germans and French during WW I
  • 15/09/1923 - Gov Walton of Oklahoma declares state of siege because of KKK terror
  • 15/09/1935 - Nuremberg Laws deprives German Jews of citizenship and makes swastika official symbol of Nazi Germany
  • 15/09/1941 - Nazis kill 800 Jewish women at Shkudvil Lithuania
  • 15/09/1959 - Soviet Premier Khrushchev arrives in US to begin a 13-day visit
  • 15/09/1963 - 4 children killed in bombing of a black Baptist church in Birmingham
  • 15/09/1981 - US Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor
  • 16/09/1630 - Mass village of Shawmut changes name to Boston
  • 16/09/1782 - Great Seal of US used for 1st time
  • 16/09/1848 - Slavery abolished in all French territories
  • 16/09/1908 - Carriage-maker, William Durant, founded General Motors Corp
  • 16/09/1940 - Luftwaffe attacks center of London
  • 16/09/1940 - FDR signs Selective Training and Service Act (1st peacetime draft)
  • 16/09/1941 - Jews of Vilna Poland confined to Ghetto
  • 16/09/1968 - Richard Nixon appears on"Laugh-in"
  • 16/09/1971 - 6 Klansmen arrested in connection with bombing of 10 school buses
  • 16/09/1974 - Pres Ford announces conditional amnesty for US, Vietnam War deserters
  • 17/09/1562 - Council of Trente takes ecclesiastical canon
  • 17/09/1691 - Colony Massachusetts Bay gets new charter
  • 17/09/1787 - US constitution adopted by Philadelphia convention
  • 17/09/1796 - Pres George Washington delivers his farewell address
  • 17/09/1850 - Great fire in San Francisco
  • 17/09/1862 - Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)-bloodiest day of Civil War, 23,110 die
  • 17/09/1900 - Commonwealth of Australia proclaimed
  • 17/09/1952 -"I am an American Day" and"Constitution Day" renamed"Citizenship Day"
  • 17/09/1986 - US Senate confirms William Rehnquist as 16th chief justice

  • Eric Rauchway: Why John Edwards is the man to lead us out of the mortgage crisis New Republic, 9-5-07
  • Frederick Kagan: What the Jones Report really says - Weekly Standard, 9-6-07
  • Abigail Thernstrom: A stunning new book shows how elite culture made the Duke rape hoax possible - WSJ, 9-6-07

  • Julian Zelizer on"Report Won't End Debate":"I don't think there'll be dramatic change. There are not many surprises left on Iraq. It's a known quantity.... Iraq policy probably will move incrementally in the direction of an end strategy," with Congress passing"vague legislative steps" toward withdrawal." - Philadelphia Inquirer, 9-9-07
  • Stuart Butler: Cited by David Brooks in NYT column on health care - David Brooks in the NYT (9-7-07)
ON TV:History Listings This Week:

  • C-Span2, Book TV : History 2007 Roosevelt Reading Festival: Jean Edward Smith:"FDR" Sunday, September 9 @ 5:00pm C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, Book TV : History Juan Cole"Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East" Sunday, September 9 @ 10:00pm C-Span2, BookTV
  • PBS: American Experience:"The Center of the World New York: A Documentary Film" Monday, September 10 @ 9pm/EDT - PBS
  • History Channel:"Digging For The Truth :Mummies of the Clouds," Monday, September 9, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"American Vesuvius," Monday, September 10, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Shootout :Iraq's Most Wanted: Terror at the Border," Monday, September 10, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Digging For The Truth :The Hunley: New Revelations" Monday, September 10, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :02 - City of Caves" Monday, September 10, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Lost Worlds :Herod the Great" Monday, September 10, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Countdown to Ground Zero," Tuesday, September 11, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The 9/11 Commission Report," Tuesday, September 11, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Zero Hour :The Last Hour of Flight 11," Tuesday, September 11, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Day the Towers Fell," Tuesday, September 11, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Grounded on 9/11," Tuesday, September 11, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Ground Zero Search and Recovery," Tuesday, September 11, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Man Who Predicted 9/11," Tuesday, September 11, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Kennedys: The Curse of Power," Wednesday, September 12, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Shootout :Afghanistan's Deadliest Snipers,"

  • History Channel:"Lost Worlds :Building the Titanic," Wednesday, September 12, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"American Eats: History on a Bun," Thursday, September 13, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Blood Diamonds," Friday, September 14, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Our Generation :Son of Sam," Friday, September 14, @ 6:30pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Human Weapon," Marathon Saturday, September 15, @ 2-5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Universe : Beyond the Big Bang," Saturday, September 15, @ 5pm ET/PT

  • Michael Korda: IKE #9 (2 weeks on list) - 9-2-07
  • Tim Weiner: LEGACY OF ASHES #16 - 9-2-07
  • Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy: THE PREACHER AND THE PRESIDENTS #18 - 9-2-07
  • Walter Isaacson: EINSTEIN HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE #31 - 9-2-07

  • Churchill and the Jews, by Martin Gilbert (Henry Holt, Oct.). The prime minister's lifelong commitment to Jewish rights.
  • The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War, by David Halberstam (Hyperion, Sept.). Epic history from the late, lamented journalist.
  • The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944, by Rick Atkinson (Holt, Oct.). The sequel to his award-winning An Army at Dawn.
  • The FBI, by Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones (Yale, Sept.). Splitting duties between the FBI and the CIA in 1947 was a big mistake, J. Edgar Hoover was not as important as you think, and other revelations.
  • The Great Experiment, by Strobe Talbott (S&S, Jan.). How mere tribes became great nations.
  • Red Moon Rising, by Matthew Brzezinski (Times, Sept.). The launch of Sputnik and the rise of the space age.
  • The Rest Is Noise, by Alex Ross (FSG, Oct.). A history of the 20th century through its remarkable music.
  • Return to Dragon Mountain, by Jonathan D. Spence (Viking, Sept.). The surprisingly modern era of Ming dynasty China, as seen through the life of a 17th-century intellectual.
  • The Siege of Mecca, by Yaroslav Trofimov (Doubleday, Sept.). The harrowing 1979 raid on Islam's holiest shrine may have signaled the birth of al-Qaeda.
  • A Slave No More, by David W. Blight (Harcourt, Nov.). The slave narratives of two Americans serve as eye-opening corridors to history.
  • What Hath God Wrought, by Daniel Walker Howe (Oxford, Oct.). Three decades that transformed us, from the battle of New Orleans to the Mexican-American War.
  • Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?, by James J. Sheehan (Houghton, Jan.). The rejection of violence after World War II redefined a continent. Europe chose material well-being over war.
  • The Zookeeper's Wife, by Diane Ackerman (Norton, Sept.). The Warsaw Zoo became a refuge for Jews during the height of Nazi fury.

  • Geoffrey C. Ward: The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945, (Knopf Publishing Group, September 11, 2007)
  • Andrew Nagorski: Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II, (Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group, September 18, 2007)
  • David Halberstam: Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War, (Hyperion, September 27, 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
  • Stephen William Berry: House of Abraham: Lincoln and the Todds, A Family Divided by War (Houghton Mifflin Company, November 5, 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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