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November 12, 2007



PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

  • Presidential hopeful hasn't ruled out giving speech about his faith Salt Lake Tribune, 11-11-07
  • Stanley Kutler on"Thompson's Watergate Role Not as Advertised":"By having Thompson ask the question, you're having the president's own people ask the embarrassing question. So it's no great heroic task that Fred Thompson takes on. Is this a defining moment for Fred Thompson? Maybe it really was, because for the first time it put him in the public eye. And I think it's safe to conclude that, having been in the public eye, he kind of liked it." - NPR, 11-5-07
  • Election 2008 Why Do We Vote on Tuesdays? - NPR, 11-6-07
BIGGEST STORIES: NORMAN MAILER
VETERANS DAY/REMEMBERANCE DAY
HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:This Week in History:

  • 13/11/1553 - English Lady Jane Grey/bishop Cranmer accused of high treason
  • 13/11/1775 - American Revolutionary forces capture Montreal
  • 13/11/1789 - Ben Franklin writes"Nothing . . . certain but death and taxes"
  • 13/11/1839 - 1st US anti-slavery party, Liberty Party, convenes in NY
  • 13/11/1875 - Harvard-Yale game is 1st college football contest with uniforms
  • 13/11/1921 - US, France, Japan and British Empire sign a Pacific Treaty
  • 13/11/1922 - Black Renaissance begins Harlem NY
  • 13/11/1933 - 1st modern sit-down strike, Hormel meat packers, Austin, Minn
  • 13/11/1956 - Supreme Court strikes down segregation of races on public buses
  • 13/11/1979 - Ronald Reagan in NY announces his candidacy for president
  • 13/11/1986 - US president Reagan confesses weapon sales to Iran
  • 14/11/1732 - 1st US professional librarian, Louis Timothee, hired in Phila
  • 14/11/1832 - 1st streetcar (horse-drawn) (John Mason) debuts in NYC; fare 12 cents rode on 4th Avenue between Prince and 14th Sts
  • 14/11/1906 - Roosevelt becomes 1st US pres to visit a foreign country (Panama)
  • 14/11/1908 - Albert Einstein presents quantum theory of light
  • 14/11/1935 - Nazi's deprive German Jews of their citizenship
  • 14/11/1942 - -Nov 15th) Japanese/US sea battle at Savo-Island in Guadalcanal)
  • 14/11/1960 - Riot due to school integration in New Orleans
  • 14/11/1968 - Yale University announces it is going co-educational
  • 14/11/1968 -"National Turn in Your Draft Card Day" features draft card burning
  • 15/11/1532 - Pope Clemens VII tells Henry VIII to end relationship with Anna Boleyn
  • 15/11/1660 - 1st kosher butcher (Asser Levy) licensed in NYC (New Amsterdam)
  • 15/11/1763 - Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania and Maryland
  • 15/11/1777 - Articles of Confederation adopted by Continental Congress
  • 15/11/1791 - 1st Catholic college in US, Georgetown, opens
  • 15/11/1864 - Union Major General Sherman burns Atlanta
  • 15/11/1881 - American Federation of Labor (AFL) founded (Pittsburgh)
  • 15/11/1920 - League of Nations holds 1st meeting, in Geneva
  • 15/11/1936 - Nazi-Germany and Japan sign Anti-Komintern pact
  • 15/11/1939 - FDR lays cornerstone of Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC
  • 15/11/1939 - Nazis begin mass murder of Warsaw Jews
  • 15/11/1969 - 250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Wash DC against Vietnam War
  • 16/11/1764 - Native Americans surrender to British in Indian War of Chief Pontiac
  • 16/11/1776 - British troops captured Fort Washington during American Revolution
  • 16/11/1798 - Kentucky becomes 1st state to nullify an act of Congress
  • 16/11/1811 - Earthquake in Missouri caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards
  • 16/11/1824 - NY City's Fifth Avenue opens for business
  • 16/11/1864 - Union Gen William T Sherman begins march to sea during Civil War
  • 16/11/1907 - Oklahoma becomes 46th state
  • 16/11/1933 - Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with USSR
  • 16/11/1945 - Yeshiva College (Univesity), chartered in NY, 1st US Jewish College
  • 16/11/1948 - Operation Magic Carpet - 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel
  • 16/11/1950 - US pres Truman proclaims emergency crisis caused by communist threat
  • 16/11/1973 - Pres Nixon authorizes construction of Alaskan pipeline
  • 17/11/1558 - Elizabeth I ascends English throne upon death of Queen Mary
  • 17/11/1798 - -21) Snow storms in New England, 100s die
  • 17/11/1800 - John Adams is 1st pres to move into the White House
  • 17/11/1800 - Congress held 1st session in Wash DC in incompleted Capitol building
  • 17/11/1863 - Lincoln begins 1st draft of his Gettysburg Address
  • 17/11/1863 - -Dec 4th) Battle of Knoxville, TN
  • 17/11/1869 - Suez Canal (Egypt) opens, links Mediterranean and Red seas
  • 17/11/1937 - Britains Lord Halifax visits Germany, beginning of appeasement
  • 17/11/1938 - Italy passes their own version of anti-Jewish Nuremberg laws
  • 17/11/1962 - Pres Kennedy dedicates Dulles Intl Airport outside Wash DC
  • 17/11/1969 - SALT-discussions open in Helsinki Finland
  • 17/11/1973 - Pres Nixon tells AP"...people have got to know whether or not their pres is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook"
  • 17/11/1993 - US House of Representatives approve Nafta
  • 18/11/1793 - Louvre officially opens in Paris
  • 18/11/1805 - Lewis and Clark reach Pacific Ocean, 1st Americans to cross continent
  • 18/11/1805 - Female Charitable Society, first woman's club in America
  • 18/11/1961 - JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam
  • 19/11/1620 - Mayflower reaches Cape Cod and explores the coast
  • 19/11/1794 - Jay Treaty, 1st US extradition treaty, signed with Great Britain
  • 19/11/1861 - Julia Ward Howe committed"Battle Hymn of the Republic" to paper
  • 19/11/1863 - Lincoln delivers his address in Gettysburg;"4 score and 7 years..."
  • 19/11/1874 - William Marcy"Boss" Tweed, of Tammany Hall (NYC) convicted of defrauding city of $6M, sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment
  • 19/11/1919 - US Senate rejects (55-39) Treaty of Versailles and League of Nations
  • 19/11/1950 - US General Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe
  • 19/11/1985 - Pres Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for 1st time
IN THE NEWS:
REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:
OP-ED:

  • Ruth Wisse: American Jews too powerful? Hardly The truth is, they are politically weak: This is historical reason why - Houston Chronicle, 11-11-07
  • Susan Anderson: African-American clout isn't going anywhere Some say L.A.'s demographics are weakening black influence. History says something else - LA Times, 11-11-07
  • Lisa D. Schrenk: Complains about the undeserved neglect of Chiacgo's Century of Progress International Exposition - Chronicle of Higher Education (CHE), 11-9-07
  • Allan Lichtman: Crisis and Change in the Christian Right Movement (Part 1) - Britannica Blog, 11-9-07
  • James MacGregor Burns and Susan Dunn: How to win elections, FDR style - LAT, 11-8-07
BLOGOSPHERE:
PROFILED:

  • Ronald B. Frankum Jr.: Mission overlooked Until new book that shines light on veterans' humanitarian efforts a half-century ago in Vietnam - Lancaster Newspapers, PA, 11-11-07
  • Bryan Pfaffenberger: University of Virginia Scholar Traces Voting Technology Controversy to the 1890s - Ascribe, 11-7-07
FEATURE:
INTERVIEWED:
QUOTED:

  • Michael Beschloss, Bush will be judged harshly if he used a pretext to attack Iraq:"But he told the American public they were going in for weapons of mass destruction, Beschloss said. If he really believed that, history will understand, he said. But if he only used that as a pretext, historians will judge him. 'Only President Bush knows that, and that's why we have to wait 30 or 40 years,' Beschloss said." - http://www.normantranscript.com/, 11-6-07
HONORED, AWARDED, AND APPOINTMENTS:
EXHIBITIONS / NEW WEBSITES:
SPOTTED:
SPEAKING EVENTS CALENDAR:

  • 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
  • Nov 13, 2007: Public historian Yolanda Chavez Leyva will present"Voces del Segundo Barrio," her oral history project in an El Paso, Texas neighborhood where Mexicans and Mexican Americans have resided for several generations, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Willard Reading Room in Zimmerman Library - University of New Mexico, UNM Today, 11-7-07
  • Nov 15, 2007: Paul Preston will deliver a talk entitled"We saw Spain die: Foreign correspondents of the Spanish Civil War" The annual Cunninghame Graham lecture will take place in Lecture Hall B of the David Hume tower on George Square on Thursday at 5.15pm at Edinburgh University. - Scotsman, United Kingdom, 11-10-07
ON TV:History Listings This Week:

  • History Channel:"A Global Warning?" Sunday, November 11, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Wake Island: The Alamo of the Pacific," Monday, November 12, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Shootout :WWII Assault on Germany.," Monday, November 12, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Shootout :WWII: The Pacific.," Monday, November 12, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :01 - Hitler's Underground Lair" Monday, November 12, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Return of the Pirates," Tuesday, November 13, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Deep Sea Detectives :Great Lakes Ghost Ship," Tuesday, November 13, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"A Global Warning?," Tuesday, November 13, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Las Vegas," Wednesday, November 14, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Lost Worlds :Ivan the Terrible's Fortresses," Wednesday, November 14, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Comets: Prophets of Doom," Friday, November 16, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Lost Worlds :Braveheart's Scotland," Friday, November 16, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Modern Marvels," Marathon Saturday, November 17, @ 2-5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Ku Klux Klan: A Secret History," Saturday, November 17, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Baghdad Diary," Saturday, November 17, @ 10pm ET/PT
SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Joseph J. Ellis: AMERICAN CREATION #4 -- 1 week on list - 11-04-07
  • Rick Atkinson: THE DAY OF BATTLE #21 - 11-04-07
  • Geoffrey C. Ward: THE WAR #28 - 11-04-07
  • David Halberstam: THE COLDEST WINTER #31 - 11-04-07
FUTURE RELEASES:

  • David Lawday: Napoleon's Master: A Life of Prince Talleyrand, November 13, 2007
  • Chad Alan Goldberg: Citizens and Paupers: Relief, Rights, and Race, from the Freedmen's Bureau to Workfare, November 15, 2007
  • Joseph Pierro: The Maryland Campaign of September 1862: Ezra A. Carman's Definitive Study of the Union and Confederate Armies at Antietam, November 26, 2007
  • Suzanne Levine: Bella Abzug: How One Tough Broad from the Bronx Fought Jim Crow and Joe McCarthy, Pissed off Jimmy Carter, Battled for the Rights of Women and Workers, Rallied against War and for the Planet, and Shook up Politics along the Way, November 27, 2007
  • Thomas Keneally: A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia, Paperback, December 4, 2007
  • Timothy Naftali: George H. W. Bush: The American Presidents Series: The 41st President, 1989-1993, December 10, 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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