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November 5, 2007



PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

  • Bruce Schulman:"One man’s flip-flop can be another man's 'admirable flexibility.'" - NYT, 11-4-07
  • Gil Troy on"EYE ON EDWARDS | A CAROLINAS NATIVE CAMPAIGNS FOR PRESIDENT Casting his vote for kid-friendly campaign""'In the age of the modern presidential campaign, the candidate is using anything to get traction.' He said candidates invoke a one-way street of privacy, in which they invite media scrutiny of their children but only at the candidates' choosing." - Charlotte Observer, 11-4-07
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THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:This Week in History:

  • 05/11/1639 - 1st post office in the colonies is set up in Massachusetts
  • 05/11/1854 - Crimean War: British and French defeat Russian force of 50,000
  • 05/11/1871 - Susan B Anthony arrested in Rochester NY and fined $100 for trying to vote for Ulysses S Grant
  • 05/11/1872 - Ulysses S Grant re-elected US president
  • 05/11/1895 - US state Utah accepts female suffrage
  • 05/11/1912 - Woodrow Wilson (D) defeats Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) and Pres Taft (R)
  • 05/11/1917 - Supreme Court decision (Buchanan v Warley) strikes down Lousiville Ky ordiance requiring blacks and whites to live in separate areas
  • 05/11/1940 - Pres FDR (D) wins unprecedented 3rd term beating Wendell Willkie (R)
  • 05/11/1946 - John F Kennedy (D-Mass) elected to House of Representatives
  • 05/11/1968 - Nixon (R) beats VP Humphrey (D) and George C Wallace for presidency
  • 06/11/1860 - Abraham Lincoln (Rep-R-Ill) elected 16th pres
  • 06/11/1861 - Jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as Confederate pres
  • 06/11/1864 - Battle of Droop Mountain, WV (Averell's Raid)
  • 06/11/1871 - Pres Grant re-elected
  • 06/11/1879 - Canada celebrates 1st Thanksgiving Day
  • 06/11/1888 - Benjamin Harrison (R-Sen-Ind) beats Pres Grover Cleveland (D), 233 electoral votes to 168, Cleveland received slightly more votes
  • 06/11/1900 - Pres William McKinley (R) re-elected, beating William Jennings Bryan
  • 06/11/1917 - Bolshevik revolution begins with capture of Winter Palace
  • 06/11/1928 - Herbert Hoover (R) beats Alfred E Smith (D) for pres
  • 06/11/1940 - Franklin D Roosevelt re-elected president
  • 06/11/1941 - USA lends Soviet Union $1 million
  • 06/11/1941 - Japanese fleet readies assault on Pearl Harbor
  • 06/11/1956 - Pres Eisenhower (R) re-elected defeating Adlai E Stevenson (D)
  • 06/11/1962 - Nixon tells press he won't be available to kick around any more
  • 06/11/1962 - Edward M Kennedy 1st elected (Sen-D-Mass)
  • 06/11/1968 - Nixon elected 37th pres of US, defeating Hubert Humphrey
  • 06/11/1973 - Abe Beame elected 1st Jewish mayor on NYC
  • 06/11/1986 - Reagan signs landmark immigration reform bill
  • 07/11/1637 - Anne Hutchinson banished from Mass bay colony as a heretic
  • 07/11/1805 - Lewis and Clark 1st sights Pacific Ocean
  • 07/11/1811 - Battle of Tippecanoe, gave Harrison a presidential slogan
  • 07/11/1820 - James Monroe elected 5th US president
  • 07/11/1848 - General Zachary Taylor elected as president of US
  • 07/11/1864 - 2nd session of congress of Confederate States of America reconvenes
  • 07/11/1876 - Pres Rutherford B Hayes and Samuel J Tilden claim presidential victory Tilden (D) wins election but Electoral college selects Hayes (R)
  • 07/11/1916 - Woodrow Wilson (D) re-elected president
  • 07/11/1917 - October Revolution (Oct 26 OS) in Russia, Lenin seizes power
  • 07/11/1928 - Herbert Hoover (R) elected president
  • 07/11/1944 - FDR wins 4th term in office, defeating Thomas E Dewey (R)
  • 07/11/1955 - Supreme Court of Balt bans segregation in public recreational areas
  • 07/11/1967 - LBJ signs a bill establishing Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • 07/11/1972 - Pres Nixon (R) re-elected defeating George McGovern (D)
  • 07/11/1989 - NYC elects it's 1st black mayor (Dinkins)
  • 08/11/1701 - William Penn presents Charter of Priviliges
  • 08/11/1731 - In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin opens 1st US library
  • 08/11/1837 - Mount Holyoke Seminary in Mass-1st US college founded for women
  • 08/11/1861 - US removes Confederate officials from British steamer Trent
  • 08/11/1864 - Abraham Lincoln (R) elected to his 2nd term as president
  • 08/11/1892 - Grover Cleveland (D) elected president
  • 08/11/1904 - Pres Theodore Roosevelt (R) defeats Alton B Parker (D)
  • 08/11/1910 - 1st Washington State election in which women could vote
  • 08/11/1929 - NYC Museum of Modern Art opens in Hecksher Building
  • 08/11/1938 - 1st black woman legislator, Crystal Bird Fauset of Phila
  • 08/11/1960 - JFK (Sen-D-Mass) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) for 35th US president
  • 08/11/1966 - Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected governor of California
  • 08/11/1988 - George Bush (R) beats Mike Dukakis (D) for presidency
  • 09/11/1494 - Family de' Medici become rulers of Florence
  • 09/11/1799 - Napoleon becomes dictator (1st consul) of France
  • 09/11/1862 - US Grant issues orders to bar Jews from serving under him
  • 09/11/1864 - Sherman issues preliminary plans for his"March to the Sea"
  • 09/11/1906 - T Roosevelt is 1st pres to visit other countries (P Rico and Panama)
  • 09/11/1924 - Miriam (Ma) Ferguson becomes 1st elected woman governor (of Texas)
  • 09/11/1938 - Kristallnacht, (Crystal Night) - Germans break windows owned by Jews, Jews forced to wear Star of David
  • 09/11/1984 - Vietnam Veterans Memorial ("3 Servicemen") completed
  • 10/11/1891 - 1st Woman's Christian Temperance Union meeting held (in Boston)
  • 10/11/1911 - Andrew Carnegie forms Carnegie Corp (for scholarly and charitable works)
  • 10/11/1933 - Black Blizzard snowstorm-duststorm rages from SD to Atlantic
  • 10/11/1954 - Iwo Jima Memorial (servicemen raising US flag) dedicated in Arlington
  • 11/11/1620 - 41 pilgrims land in Mass, sign Mayflower Compact (just and equal laws)
  • 11/11/1640 - John Pym, earl of Strafford locked in Tower of London
  • 11/11/1647 - Massachusetts passes 1st US compulsory school attendance law
  • 11/11/1778 - Iroquois Indians in NY kill 40 in Cherry Valley Massacre
  • 11/11/1790 - Chrysanthemums are introduced into England from China
  • 11/11/1860 - 1st Jewish wedding in Buenos Aires Argentina
  • 11/11/1864 - Sherman's troops destroy Rome, Georgia
  • 11/11/1865 - Mary Edward Walker, 1st Army female surgeon, awarded Medal of Honor
  • 11/11/1918 - Armistice Day-WW I ends (at 11 AM on Western Front)
  • 11/11/1921 - Pres Harding dedicates Tomb of Unknown Soldier (Arlington Cemetary)
  • 11/11/1939 - Kate Smith 1st sings Irving Berlin's"God Bless America"
  • 11/11/1987 - Judge Anthony M Kennedy nominated to Supreme Court
IN THE NEWS:
REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

  • Robert Draper, The Imperial Presidency DEAD CERTAIN The Presidency of George W. Bush, THE TERROR PRESIDENCY Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration - NYT, 11-4-07
  • Jonathan D. Spence: Invasion and Occupation About 350 years ago, a gentleman's quiet, happy life was suddenly upended RETURN TO DRAGON MOUNTAIN Memories of a Late Ming Man - WaPo, 11-4-07
  • Greg Behrman: Demise of a Metaphor Why the Marshall Plan's success is not so easy to repeat THE MOST NOBLE ADVENTURE WaPo, 11-4-07
  • Simon Sebag Montefiore: The Young and the Ruthless Stalin was a precocious gangster, robber and arsonist YOUNG STALIN - WaPo, 11-4-07
  • 'The Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship Has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America' by Ronald Brownstein - Los Angeles Times, CA, 11-4-07
  • Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.: Washington's ultimate insider - Globe and Mail, Canada, 11-3-04
  • Dana Frank: Historian looks sideways at local landmarks - http://www.santacruzsentinel.com, 10-29-07
OP-ED:
BLOGOSPHERE:
PROFILED:
FEATURE:
INTERVIEWED:

  • Conversation with…Dr. Avinoam Patt Professor says Jewish GIs went beyond the call of duty to help Holocaust victims they liberated - Jewish Ledger, 10-31-07
QUOTED:
HONORED, AWARDED, AND APPOINTMENTS:
SPOTTED:
SPEAKING EVENTS CALENDAR:

  • Nov 6, 2007: Rennard Strickland noted legal scholar and astute historian will return to his hometown to present a lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Muskogee Public Library - Muskogee Daily Phoenix, OK, 11-4-07
  • Nov 6, 2007: 6:30 P.M., J.H. Elliott, Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History at the University of Oxford, discusses"Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830" at the Inter-American Development Bank, Enrique V. Iglesias Conference Center, 1330 New York Ave. NW.
  • Nov 6, 2007: Jill Norgren: Historian to speak Tuesday about first woman presidential candidate at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Gerald R. Ford Museum Auditorium, 303 Pearl St., Grand Rapids.- Grand Haven Tribune, MI, 11-2-07
  • Nov 7, 2007: Gerhard Weinberg: Scholar who discovered sequel to Main Kampf to give lecture"Hitler's Lost Plan" will be shown at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7 followed by a talk given by Weinberg at Linebaugh Public Library http://www.murfreesboropost.com (10-31-07)
  • Nov 12, 2007: Lamar University's J. Lee Thompson found fascination in British history – and now he’s a world-class scholar and author on the subject. On Monday, Nov. 12, he'll share that expertise with campus and community as Lamar's 2007 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer - Lamar University, TX, 11-1-07
ON TV:History Listings This Week:

  • C-Span2, Book TV : Reese Erlich: The Iran Agenda: The Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Middle East Crisis Sunday, November 4 @ 7:00pm C-Span2, BookTV
  • History

  • C-Span2, Book TV : The American Idea: The Best of The Atlantic Monthly Authors: Mark Bowden; James Fallow; Christopher Hitchens; William Langewiesche; Robert Vare, Monday, November 5 @ 6:30am C-Span2, BookTV
  • History Channel:"MonsterQuest :America's Loch Ness Monster" Sunday, November 4, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Titanic's Final Moments: Missing Pieces," Monday, November 5, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Titanic's Achilles Heel," Monday, November 5, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Titanic's Tragic Sister," Monday, November 5, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Modern Marvels :Titanic Tech," Monday, November 5, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :11 - Dracula's Underground" Monday, October 29, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Bloodlines: The Dracula Family Tree," Monday, October 29, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Digging For The Truth :Angkor Wat: The Eighth Wonder," Monday, October 29, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Lincoln Assassination : The Lincoln Assassination," Tuesday, November 6, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Conspiracy? :Who Killed Martin Luther King Jr.?," Tuesday, November 6, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Conspiracy? :RFK Assassination," Tuesday, November 6, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Columbus: The Lost Voyage," Wednesday, November 7, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"History's Mysteries :The True Story of Mutiny on The Bounty," Wednesday, November 7, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Big Build :Viking Longboat," Wednesday, November 7, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre," Thursday, November 8, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Digging For The Truth :Pirates: Terror in the Mediterranean," Thursday, November 8, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Brothers in Arms: The Untold Story of The 502 : D-Day," Friday, November 9, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Human Weapon," Marathon Saturday, November 10, @ 2-5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Universe : Beyond the Big Bang," Saturday, November 10, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"How the Earth Was Made," Saturday, November 10, @ 10pm ET/PT
SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Rick Atkinson: THE DAY OF BATTLE #20 - 11-04-07
  • David Halberstam: THE COLDEST WINTER #23 - 11-04-07
  • Geoffrey C. Ward: THE WAR #28 - 11-04-07
FUTURE RELEASES:

  • 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)
  • Chad Alan Goldberg: Citizens and Paupers: Relief, Rights, and Race, from the Freedmen's Bureau to Workfare, November 15, 2007
  • Thomas Keneally: A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia, Paperback, December 4, 2007
  • The Great Experiment, by Strobe Talbott (S&S, Jan.). How mere tribes became great nations.
  • James J. Sheehan: Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?, (Houghton, Jan.). The rejection of violence after World War II redefined a continent. Europe chose material well-being over war.
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