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November 19, 2007



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THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:This Week in History:

  • 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
  • 20/11/1789 - New Jersey is 1st state to ratify Bill of Rights
  • 20/11/1815 - Russia, Prussia, Austria and England signs Great Alliance
  • 20/11/1862 - Armies of Mississippi/Kentucky merge as Army of Tennessee under Gen Braxton Bragg
  • 20/11/1866 - Howard University founded (Wash, DC)
  • 20/11/1866 - 1st natl convention of Grand Army of Republic (veterans' org)
  • 20/11/1910 - Revolution broke out in Mexico, led by Francisco I Madero
  • 20/11/1920 - Nobel Peace Prize awarded to US president W Wilson
  • 20/11/1938 - 1st documented anti-semitic remarks over US radio (by Father Coughlin)
  • 20/11/1945 - 24 Nazi leaders put on trial at Nuremberg, German
  • 20/11/1947 - Britain's Princess Elizabeth, marries Duke Philip Mountbatten
  • 20/11/1949 - Jewish population of Israel reaches 1,000,000
  • 20/11/1959 - UN adopts Universal Declaration of Children's Rights
  • 20/11/1975 - Ronald Reagan announced candidacy for Rep nomination for president
  • 21/11/1620 - Pilgrim Fathers reach America: Provincetown Harbor, Mass
  • 21/11/1620 - Mayflower Compact signed by Pilgrims in Cape Cod
  • 21/11/1789 - North Carolina ratifies constitution, becomes 12th US state
  • 21/11/1824 - 1st Jewish Reform congregation forms, Charleston, SC
  • 21/11/1852 - Duke U, founded in 1838 as Union Institute chartered as Normal College
  • 21/11/1877 - Tom Edison announces his"talking machine" invention (phonograph)
  • 21/11/1946 - Harry Truman becomes 1st US president to travel in a submerged sub
  • 21/11/1959 - Jack Benny (violin) and Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet
  • 21/11/1963 - JFK flies to Texas
  • 21/11/1973 - Pres Nixon's attorney, J Fred Buzhardt, reveals presence of 18 minute gap in a White House tape recording related to Watergate
  • 21/11/1974 - Freedom of Information Act passed by Congress over Pres Ford's veto
  • 22/11/1864 - Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia, ends after 650 casualties
  • 22/11/1930 - 1st US football game broadcast to England (Harvard 13, Yale 0)
  • 22/11/1930 - Elijah Muhammad forms Nation of Islam in Detroit
  • 22/11/1943 - FDR, Churchill and Chiang Kai-shek meet to discuss ways to defeat Japan
  • 22/11/1963 - John F. Kennedy is assassinated while travelling through Dallas, Texas in an open-top convertible
  • 22/11/1963 - Lyndon Baines Johnson sworn in as 36th US president
  • 22/11/1990 - Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister
  • 22/11/1992 - Wash Post reports Ore Senator Bob Packwood sexually harassed 10 women
  • 22/11/1996 - OJ Simpson takes stand as hostile witness in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him, saying it is"absolutely not true"
  • 23/11/1765 - People of Frederick County Md refuse to pay England's Stamp tax
  • 23/11/1783 - Annapolis Maryland, becomes US capital (until June 1784)
  • 23/11/1863 - Battle of Chattanooga and Orchard Knob, TN begins
  • 23/11/1864 - -25] Battle at Ball's Ferry Georgia (30 casualties)
  • 23/11/1909 - Wright Brothers forms million dollar corp to manufacture airplanes
  • 23/11/1921 - Pres Harding signs Willis Campell Act (anti-beer bill) forbidding doctors prescribing beer or liquor for medicinal purposes
  • 23/11/1936 - 1st issue of Life, picture magazine created by Henry R Luce
  • 23/11/1939 - Nazi Gov of Poland Hans Frank requires Jews to wear a blue star
  • 23/11/1942 - German 4th and 6th Army surrounded at Stalingrad
  • 23/11/1963 - JFK's body, lay in repose in East Room of White House
  • 23/11/1963 - LBJ proclaims Nov 25 a day of national mourning (for JFK)
  • 24/11/1105 - Rabbi Nathan ben Yehiel of Rome completes Talmudic dictionary
  • 24/11/1863 - Battle of Chattanooga, Columbia and Lookout Mt begins in Tennessee
  • 24/11/1869 - American Woman's Suffrage Association forms (Cleveland)
  • 24/11/1941 -"Life Certificates" issued to some Jews of Vilna, rest exterminated
  • 24/11/1944 - US bombers based on Saipan, begin 1st attack on Tokyo
  • 24/11/1948 - Ireland votes for independence from UK
  • 24/11/1950 - UN troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War by Christmas
  • 24/11/1963 - 1st live murder on TV-Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald
  • 24/11/1974 - Gerald Ford and Leonid Brezhnev signs SALT-2-treaty
  • 25/11/1783 - Britain evacuates NYC, their last military position in US
  • 25/11/1792 - Farmer's Almanac 1st published
  • 25/11/1864 - Confederate plot to burn NYC, fails
  • 25/11/1864 - Confederate retreat at Sandersville, Georgia
  • 25/11/1867 - US Congress commission looks into"impeachment" of Pres Andrew Johnson
  • 25/11/1913 - Woodrow Wilson's daughter Jessie marries in White House
  • 25/11/1920 - 1st Thanksgiving Parade (Phila)
  • 25/11/1941 - German Jews in Netherlands declared stateless (lose of nationality)
  • 25/11/1955 - Race segregation forbidden on trains and buses between US states
  • 25/11/1957 - Pres Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech
  • 25/11/1963 - JFK laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
  • 25/11/1986 - Oliver North's sect, Fawn Hill, smuggles documents out of his office
  • 25/11/1986 - Iran-Contra affair erupts, Pres Reagan reveals secret arm deal
  • 26/11/1789 - 1st national Thanksgiving
  • 26/11/1861 - West Virginia created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virg
  • 26/11/1863 - -Dec 2] Mine Run campaign, VA
  • 26/11/1864 - Confederate troops vacate Sandersville Georgia
  • 26/11/1898 - -27) Snow/ice storm over US; 455 die
  • 26/11/1940 - Nazi Germany began walling off the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw
  • 26/11/1969 - Lottery for Selective Service draftees bill signed by President Nixon
  • 26/11/1973 - Nixon's personal sec, Rose Mary Woods, tells a federal court she accidentally caused part of 18«-minute gap in a key Watergate tape
  • 26/11/1985 - Random House buys Richard Nixons memoires for $3,000,000
  • 27/11/1863 - -29] Battle at Fort Esperanza Texas
  • 27/11/1868 - Battle at Washita-Gen Custer defeats Cheyennes
  • 27/11/1972 - Pierre Trudeau forms Canadian government
  • 27/11/1990 - Britain's conservatives chose John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher
IN THE NEWS:
REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

  • Charlie Savage, Eric Lane and Michael Oreskes: All the President's Powers TAKEOVER The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy, THE GENIUS OF AMERICA How the Constitution Saved Our Country — and Why It Can Again. - NYT, 11-18-07
  • Pauline Maier on Woody Holton: The Framers' Real Motives A provocative claim that the Constitution was designed to limit democracy and protect investors UNRULY AMERICANS AND THE ORIGINS OF THE CONSTITUTION - WaPo, 11-18-07
  • Joseph J. Ellis: Book Looks at John and Abigail Adams My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams - AP, 11-18-07
  • Tim Cook: Historian gives Canada its first readable history of WW I - Globe & Mail (11-10-07)
  • David Blight: Historian helps bring slave narratives to light - http://fredericksburg.com, 11-13-07
  • Historians writing about WW II find all the questions are about Iraq - Toronto Globe & Mail, 11-10-07
OP-ED:
BLOGOSPHERE:
PROFILED:
FEATURE:
INTERVIEWED:
QUOTED:

  • Harold Holzer on"Honestly, is that really Abe in 3-D?":"I don't see any reason to think it's not Abraham Lincoln. I'm going to start the session by saying, 'You may have seen the most important Lincoln photographic discovery in 40 years - what do you think?'" - USA Today, 11-17-07
HONORED, AWARDED, AND APPOINTMENTS:
EXHIBITIONS / NEW WEBSITES:
SPOTTED:
SPEAKING EVENTS CALENDAR:

  • Nov 19, 2007: 7 P.M. Journalist Tom Brokaw, a longtime anchor of the NBC Nightly News, discusses and signs his new book, Boom!: Voices of the Sixties: Personal Reflections on the '60s and Today, at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. Tickets are $6 each, or two free with purchase of the book at Politics and Prose Bookstore. - WaPo, 11-18-07
  • Nov 22, 2007: Jay Winik: The University Club of Washington, D.C. will hold its 18th annual"Meet the Author Night and Book Fair" on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1135 16th St. NW. - WaPo, 11-18-07
ON TV:History Listings This Week:

  • History Channel:"Kennedys: The Curse of Power" Sunday, November 18, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :04 - Scotland's Sin City" Monday, November 19, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Indian Warriors: The Untold Story of the Civil War," Monday, November 19, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:" Violent Earth : Nature's Fury: New England's Killer Hurricane," Tuesday, November 20, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Mega Disasters :L.A.'s Killer Quake," Tuesday, November 20, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"American Eats :Holiday Foods," Tuesday, November 20, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Battlefield Detectives :Native American Wars: The Apache," Wednesday, November 21, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Battlefield Detectives :Custer at Little Big Horn," Wednesday, November 21, @ 3pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Mysteries of the Freemasons :America," Wednesday, November 21, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :08 - New York," Wednesday, November 21, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Lost Worlds :Pirates of the Caribbean," Wednesday, November 21, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Home for the Holidays: The History of Thanksgiving," Wednesday, November 21, @ 7pm & 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"American Eats: History on a Bun.," Thursday, November 22, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"More American Eats," Thursday, November 22, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Inside Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade," Thursday, November 22, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Reel To Real : Forrest Gump," Thursday, November 22, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Modern Marvels :Chocolate," Thursday, November 22, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Decoding The Past :Presidential Prophecies," Friday, November 23, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Rumrunners, Moonshiners and Bootleggers," Friday, November 23, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Andrew Jackson," Saturday, November 24, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Kennedys: The Curse of Power," Saturday, November 24, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Kennedy Assassination: Beyond Conspiracy," Saturday, November 24, @ 10pm ET/PT
SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Tom Brokaw: BOOM! #2 -- 1 week on list - 11-25-07
  • Joseph J. Ellis: AMERICAN CREATION #8 -- 2 weeks on list - 11-25-07
  • Geoffrey C. Ward: THE WAR #26 - 11-25-07
  • David Halberstam: THE COLDEST WINTER #27 - 11-25-07
  • Rick Atkinson: THE DAY OF BATTLE #33 - 11-25-07
FUTURE RELEASES:

  • 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.
DEPARTED:

  • Gerald D. Feldman: Historian of the Nazis and Finances, Dies at 70 - NYT, 11-15-07
  • Frank Cass: Publisher who built a substantial scholarly publishing business from scratch after the war (Obit. UK) - Times (UK), 11-13-07


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