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February 11, 2008



CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

  • Primary Season Election Results - NYT

  • Historians Join New York Feminists For Peace and Barack Obama - Press Release--New York Feminists for Peace and Barack Obama!, 2-4-08
  • Richard Bushman on"Romney Bid Was a Crucible for Mormons":"It is prejudice," said Richard Bushman, an emeritus professor at Columbia University, who is a leading historian and devout Mormon."Underlying all these questions is that these beliefs are basically crazy so you've got to explain them to us." - AP, 2-9-08
BIGGEST STORIES: Black History Month

BIGGEST STORIES: Black History Month:

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

    THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

  • 11/02/1531 - Henry VIII recognized as supreme head of Church in England
  • 11/02/1752 - Pennsylvania Hospital, the 1st hospital in the US, opened
  • 11/02/1768 - Samuel Adams letter, circulates around American colonies, opposing Townshend Act taxes
  • 11/02/1790 - Society of Friends petitions Congress for abolition of slavery
  • 11/02/1811 - Pres Madison prohibits trade with Britain for 3rd time in 4 years
  • 11/02/1861 - US House unanimously passes resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state
  • 11/02/1861 - President-elect Lincoln takes train from Spingfield IL to Wash DC
  • 11/02/1945 - Yalta agreement signed by FDR, Churchill and Stalin
  • 11/02/1953 - Pres Eisenhower refuses clemency appeal for Rosenberg couple
  • 12/02/1733 - Georgia founded by James Oglethorpe, at site of Savannah
  • 12/02/1793 - 1st US fugitive slave law passed; requires return of escaped slaves
  • 12/02/1825 - Creek Indian treaty signed. Tribal chiefs agree to turn over all their land in Georgia to the government and migrate west by Sept 1, 1826
  • 12/02/1865 - Henry Highland Garnet, is 1st black to speak in US House of Reps
  • 12/02/1873 - Congress abolishes bimetallism and authorizes $1 and $3 gold coins
  • 12/02/1909 - National Assn for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) forms
  • 12/02/1915 - Cornerstone laid for Lincoln Memorial in Wash DC
  • 12/02/1924 - President Calvin Coolidge makes 1st presidential radio speech
  • 12/02/1950 - Sen Joe McCarthy claims to have list of 205 communist govt employees
  • 12/02/1962 - Bus boycott starts in Macon, Georgia
  • 13/02/1566 - St Augustine, Florida founded
  • 13/02/1635 - Oldest US public institution, Boston Latin School founded
  • 13/02/1861 - Abraham Lincoln declared president
  • 13/02/1864 - Miridian Campaign fighting at Chunky Creek and Wyatt, Mississippi
  • 13/02/1895 - Moving picture projector patented
  • 13/02/1907 - English suffragettes storm British Parliament and 60 women are arrested
  • 13/02/1957 - Southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes in New Orleans
  • 13/02/1968 - US sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam
  • 14/02/1130 - Jewish Cardinal Pietro Pierleone elected as anti-pope Anacletus II
  • 14/02/1689 - English parliament places Mary Stuart/Prince Willem III on the throne
  • 14/02/1848 - James K Polk became 1st pres photographed in office (Matthew Brady)
  • 14/02/1876 - A G Bell and Elisha Gray apply separately for telephone patents Supreme Court eventually rules Bell rightful inventor
  • 14/02/1896 - Theodor Herzl publishes"Der Judenstaat"
  • 14/02/1949 - 1st session of Knesset (Jerusalem Israel)
  • 14/02/1962 - 1st lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducts White House tour on TV
  • 14/02/1971 - Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House
  • 15/02/1851 - Black abolitionists invade Boston courtroom rescueing a fugitive slave
  • 15/02/1861 - Ft Point completed and garrisoned (but has never fired cannon in anger)
  • 15/02/1862 - Grant's major assault on Ft Donelson, Tennessee
  • 15/02/1879 - Congress authorizes women lawyers to practice before Supreme Ct
  • 15/02/1903 - 1st Teddy Bear introduced in America, made by Morris and Rose Michtom
  • 15/02/1918 - 1st WW I US army troop ship torpedoed and sunk by Germany, off Ireland
  • 15/02/1929 - St Valentine's Day massacre (Chicago)
  • 15/02/1933 - Pres-elect Franklin Roosevelt survives assassination attempt
  • 15/02/1965 - Canada replaces Union Jack flag with Maple Leaf
  • 16/02/1741 - Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine (2nd US Mag) begins publishing
  • 16/02/1760 - Native American hostages killed in Ft Prince George SC
  • 16/02/1864 - Battle of Mobile, AL - operations by Union Army
  • 16/02/1914 - 1st airplane flight (LA to SF)
  • 16/02/1917 - 1st synagogue in 425 years opens in Madrid
  • 16/02/1959 - Fidel Castro named himself Cuba's premier after overthrowing Batista
  • 17/02/1621 - Miles Standish appointed 1st commander of Plymouth colony
  • 17/02/1801 - House breaks electoral college tie, chooses Jefferson pres over Burr
  • 17/02/1865 - -18] Battle of Charleston SC
  • 17/02/1865 - Columbia SC burns down during Civil War
  • 17/02/1870 - Mississippi becomes 9th state readmitted to US after Civil War
  • 17/02/1915 - Edward Stone, 1st US combatant to die in WW I, is mortally wounded
  • 17/02/1933 - US Senate accept Blaine Act: ending prohibition
  • 17/02/1933 - 1st issue of"Newsweek" magazine published
  • 17/02/1938 - 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)
  • 17/02/1943 - Dutch churches protest at Seyss-Inquart against persecution of Jews
  • 17/02/1949 - Chaim Weitzman elected 1st president of Israel
  • 17/02/1964 - US House of Reps accept Law on the civil rights
  • 17/02/1969 - Golda Meir sworn in as Israel's 1st female prime minister
  • 17/02/1972 - President Nixon leaves Washington DC for China
  • 18/02/1503 - Henry Tudor created Prince of Wales (later Henry VIII)
  • 18/02/1688 - Quakers conduct 1st formal protest of slavery in Germantown, Pa
  • 18/02/1861 - Confederate President Jefferson Davis inaugurated at Montgomery Ala
  • 18/02/1865 - Union troops force Confederates to abandon Ft Anderson, NC
  • 18/02/1865 - Evacuation of Charleston, SC; Sherman's troops burn city
  • 18/02/1927 - US and Canada begin diplomatic relations
  • 18/02/1970 - US president Nixon launches"Nixon-doctrine"
  • 18/02/1988 - Anthony M Kennedy, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
IN THE NEWS:

IN THE NEWS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

  • Keith Windschuttle: Stolen Generations report attacked BRINGING Them Home, the landmark report that found indigenous children were systematically taken from their parents to"breed out" Aboriginality, was built on the"misrepresentations and misinterpretations" of professional historians, according to Keith Windschuttle. - news.com.au, 2-9-08
  • Charles Nicholl: New book opens a window onto Jacobean London and Shakespeare - NYT, 2-8-08
  • Drew Gilpin Faust: Harvard Leader Drew Faust Breaks New Ground Studying the Past - WaPo, 2-7-08
  • Charles Freeman: Says Christianity made the West close-minded - Times (UK), 2-3-08
OP-EDs:

OP-EDs:

PROFILED:

PROFILED:

FEATURES:

FEATURES:

INTERVIEWS:

INTERVIEWS:

QUOTED:

QUOTED:

  • Jay Winter on"The War We ForgotWorld War I has no national monument. No iconic images. And only one soldier is still alive.":"It's all fake. Nobody filmed a single battle," says Jay Winter, a professor of history at Yale University, whose Emmy-winning television documentary"The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century" supplemented newsreels with staged scenes. - Newsweek, 2-10-08
  • Niall Ferguson on"The War We Forgot World War I has no national monument. No iconic images. And only one soldier is still alive.":"Most of the problems we're grappling with in the Middle East are legacies of the great military binge of 1914–1918," says Niall Ferguson, a revisionist British historian and author of several studies of war. He adds that the British also faced an insurgency when they invaded Baghdad and declared themselves liberators in 1917."The American case in Iraq is one of historical ignorance," he says. - Newsweek, 2-10-08
  • Michael Beschloss: Says presidents who served in the military helped them be better presidents - Newsweek, 2-2-08
  • Tristram Hunt: UK students need to be taught history, not pc or patriotic narrative - politics.co.uk, 2-1-08
HONORED / AWARDED / APPOINTED:

HONORED, AWARDED, APPOINTED:

SPOTTED:

SPOTTED:

EXHIBITs:

EXHIBITs:

CALENDAR:

CALENDAR:

  • Feb. 12, 2008: Peter S. Carmichael, the Eberly Family Professor of Civil War Studies at West Virginia University, will speak at the Cultural Center at the State Capitol on Tuesday evening - Charleston Gazette, 2-10-08
  • Historians and scholars from the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Canada, Belgium, Sweden and Spain will gather on the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus on Friday, Feb. 15, and Saturday, Feb. 16, for an academic symposium marking 100 years of boy and girl Scouting around the world and exploring in depth Scouting's impact on world youth and culture. - AScribe Newswire, 2-7-08
  • Feb. 28, 2008: Historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. of Harvard University will speak at Arkansas State University on Feb. 28. Gates will present a lecture —"Bridging the Digital Divide: W. E. B. DuBois and the Encarta Americana" — at 7 p.m. in Centennial Hall, Reng Student Services Center / Student Union, 101 N. Caraway Road, in Jonesboro. - Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 2-10-08
  • May-September 2008: Elizabeth Brand Monroe, Deborah A. Lee, Lectures Showcase Leesburg's History for 250th Anniversary - WaPo, 1-18-08
  • David Zabecki: Hooks up with Stephen Ambrose Tours / Zabecki will lead the 14-day tour to visit historic World War II sites in Gdansk, Krakow, Warsaw and Berlin from May 16-30, 2008.- Press Release--Stephen Ambrose Tours, 1-10-08
ON TV:

    ON TV: History Listings This Week

  • C-Span2, BookTV: History A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom Author: David Blight, Saturday, February 9, @ 1& 10pm ET - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: After Words: Michael Long, editor of"First Class Citizenship: The Civil Rights Letters of Jackie Robinson" interviewed by Kevin Merida, associate editor of The Washington Post, Saturday, February 9, @ 9pm ET & Sunday, February 10, @ 9pm ET- C-Span2, BookTV
  • History Channel:"The True Story of Killing Pablo," Monday, February 11, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :A-Bomb Underground," Monday, February 11, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Inside the Volcano," Tuesday, February 12, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Mega Disasters :New York Earthquake," Tuesday, February 12, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Slave Catchers, Slave Resisters," Wednesday, February 13, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Battlefield Detectives :Custer at Little Big Horn," Wednesday, February 13, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Sherman's March," Thursday, February 14, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre," Thursday, February 14, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Little Ice Age: Big Chill," Friday, February 15, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Wrath Of God :Blizzards: Whiteout!" Friday, February 15, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld," Marathon Saturday, February 16, @ 2-5pm ET/PT
SELLING BIG (NYT):

SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Jonah Goldberg: LIBERAL FASCISM #6 -- 4 weeks on list - 2-17-08
  • Drew Gilpin Faust: THIS REPUBLIC OF SUFFERING #7 -- 2 weeks on list - 2-17-08
  • Jacob Weisberg: THE BUSH TRAGEDY #19 - 2-17-08
  • Tom Brokaw: BOOM! #22 2-17-08
FUTURE RELEASES:

FUTURE RELEASES:

  • Brian McGinty: Lincoln and the Court, February 15, 2008.
  • Matthew Dennison: The Last Princess: The Devoted Life of Queen Victoria's Youngest Daughter, February 19, 2008
  • Nick Taylor: American-Made: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA: When FDR Put the Nation to Work, February 26, 2008.
  • Howard Taylor: Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret, February 28, 2008.
  • H. David Stone: Vital Rails, February 28, 2008.
  • John Fea: The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian and the Rural Enlightenment in Early America ( U of Pennsylvania Press), February 29, 2008
  • Joseph Balkoski: From Beachhead to Brittany, March 10, 2008
  • Susan Nagel: Marie-Therese, Child of Terror: The Fate of Marie Antoinette's Daughter, March 18, 2008
  • James Donovan: A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn - the Last Great Battle of the American West (REV), March 24, 2008.
  • Scott McClellan: What Happened, April 28, 2008



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