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February 25, 2008



CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

  • Primary Season Election Results - NYT

  • Do Voices Give Candidates Presidential Timbre? - NPR, 2-23-08
  • Robert Dallek: Path from Senate to Presidency Not Easy - NPR, 2-19-08
  • Harvard Sitkoff: Barack Obama's Place In History U.S. News & World Report: Senator's Campaign Called by Sitkoff"An Important Moment In American Political History": And even while emphasizing the racial significance of the Obama phenomenon, Sitkoff says that it is also about"getting beyond the identity politics, the rabid partisanship that we've seen for the last 15 years, expressed in the intense animus against both [Bill] Clinton and [George W.] Bush." - CBS News, 2-20-08
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:

  • 25/02/1793 - 1st cabinet meeting (At George Washington's home)
  • 25/02/1804 - Jefferson nominated for president at Democratic-Republican caucus
  • 25/02/1862 - Paper currency (greenbacks) introduced in US by Pres Abraham Lincoln
  • 25/02/1870 - Hiram Revels, is sworn in as 1st black member of Congress (Sen-R-MS)
  • 25/02/1919 - League of Nations set up by Paris Treaty
  • 25/02/1941 - February strike against persecution of Jews, in Amsterdam
  • 26/02/1732 - 1st mass celebrated in 1st American Catholic church, Philadelphia
  • 26/02/1848 - Marx and Engels publish"Communist Manifesto"
  • 26/02/1869 - 15th Amendment guaranteeing right to vote sent to states
  • 26/02/1870 - 1st NYC subway line opens (pneumatic powered)
  • 26/02/1933 - Golden Gate Bridge ground-breaking ceremony held at Crissy Field
  • 26/02/1962 - US Supreme court disallows race separation on public transportation
  • 27/02/1670 - Jews expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I
  • 27/02/1801 - Washington DC placed under Congressional jurisdiction
  • 27/02/1827 - 1st Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans
  • 27/02/1864 - 6th and last day of battle at Dalton, Georgia (about 600 casualties)
  • 27/02/1864 - Near Andersonville GA, rebels open a new POW camp"Camp Sumpter"
  • 27/02/1869 - John Menard is 1st black to make a speech in Congress
  • 27/02/1872 - Charlotte Ray, 1st Black woman lawyer, graduated Harvard U
  • 27/02/1877 - US Electoral College declares R Hayes winner presidential election
  • 27/02/1900 - Boer General Cronj‚ surrenders to English in Pardenberg, South-Africa
  • 27/02/1922 - Supreme Court unanimously upheld 19th amend woman's right to vote
  • 27/02/1942 - 1st transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 27/02/1949 - Chaim Weizmann becomes 1st Israeli president
  • 27/02/1950 - General Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China
  • 27/02/1951 - 22nd amendment ratified, limiting president to 2 terms
  • 27/02/1972 - Pres Nixon and Chinese Premier Chou En-lai issued Shanghai Communique
  • 27/02/1998 - Britain's House of Lords agree's to end 1,000 years of male preference by giving a monarch's first-born daughter the same claim to the throne as any first born son
  • 28/02/1692 - Salem witch hunt begins
  • 28/02/1704 - Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 40, kidnap 100
  • 28/02/1708 - Slave revolt, Newton, Long Island NY, 11 die
  • 28/02/1778 - Rhode Island General Assembly authorizes enlistment of slaves
  • 28/02/1847 - US defeats Mexico in battle of Sacramento
  • 28/02/1854 - Republican Party formally organized at Ripon, Wisc
  • 28/02/1879 -"Exodus of 1879" southern blacks flee political/economic exploitation
  • 28/02/1961 - JFK names Henry Kissinger special advisor
  • 28/02/1972 - Pres Richard Nixon ends historic week-long visit to China
  • 29/02/1504 - Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican Indians
  • 29/02/1692 - Sarah Good and Tituba, an Indian servant, accused of witchcraft, Salem
  • 29/02/1796 - Jay's Treaty proclaimed, settles some differences with England
  • 29/02/1904 - Theodore Roosevelt, appoints 7 man committee to study Panama Canal
  • 29/02/1936 - FDR signs 2nd neutrality act
  • 29/02/1940 - Hattie McDaniel becomes 1st black woman to win an Oscar,"Gone with the Wind," wins 8 Oscars
  • 29/02/1956 - Pres Eisenhower announces he would seek a 2nd term
  • 29/02/1960 - JFK makes"missile gap" the presidential campaign issue
  • 29/02/1984 - Canadian PM Pierre Elliott Trudeau announced he is stepping down
  • 01/03/1562 - Blood bath at Vassy: Gen de Guise allows 1200 huguenots murder
  • 01/03/1692 - Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba arrest for witchcraft (Salem, MA)
  • 01/03/1780 - Penn becomes 1st US state to abolish slavery (for new-borns only)
  • 01/03/1781 - Continental Congress adopts Articles of Confederation
  • 01/03/1845 - President Tyler signs a resolution annexing the Republic of Texas
  • 01/03/1864 - Rebecca Lee (US) becomes 1st black woman to receive a medical degree
  • 01/03/1875 - Congress passes Civil Rights Act; invalidated by Supreme Ct, 1883
  • 01/03/1932 - Charles Lindbergh Jr (20 months), kidnapped in NJ; found dead May 12
  • 01/03/1940 - 12th Academy Awards -"Gone with the Wind," R Donat and V Leigh win
  • 01/03/1945 - FDR announces success of Yalta Conference
  • 01/03/1961 - President Kennedy establishes the Peace Corp
  • 01/03/1974 - Watergate grand jury indicts 7 presidential aides
  • 02/03/1776 - Americans begin shelling British troops in Boston
  • 02/03/1807 - Congress bans slave trade effective January 1, 1808
  • 02/03/1836 - Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico
  • 02/03/1853 - Territory of Washington organized after separating from Oregon Ter
  • 02/03/1855 - Aleksandr Romanov becomes tsar of Russia
  • 02/03/1865 - Freedman's Bureau founded for Black Education, 1865
  • 02/03/1867 - Congress passed the 1st Reconstruction Act
  • 02/03/1877 - Rutherford B Hayes (R) declared president despite Samuel J Tilden (D) winning the popular vote, but is 1 electoral vote shy of victory
  • 02/03/1915 - Vladmir Jabotinsky forms a Jewish military force to fight in Palestine
  • 02/03/1923 - Time magazine debuts
  • 02/03/1974 - Grand jury concludes Pres Nixon is involved in Watergate cover-up
  • 02/03/1991 - UN votes in favor of US resolutions for cease fire with Iraq
  • 03/03/1801 - 1st US Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia
  • 03/03/1803 - 1st impeachment trial of a federal judge, John Pickering, begins
  • 03/03/1805 - Louisiana-Missouri Territory forms
  • 03/03/1817 - Mississippi Territory is divided into Alabama Territory and Mississippi
  • 03/03/1820 - Missouri Compromise passes, allowing slavery in Missouri
  • 03/03/1837 - US president Andrew Jackson and Congress recognizes Republic of Texas
  • 03/03/1845 - 1st time, US Senate overrides presidential (Tyler) veto
  • 03/03/1849 - Territory of Minnesota organizes
  • 03/03/1862 - Battle of New Madrid MO-captured by Union forces
  • 03/03/1865 - Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands established
  • 03/03/1869 - University of South Carolina opens to all races
  • 03/03/1871 - Congress changes Indian tribes status from independent to dependent
  • 03/03/1877 - Rutherford B Hayes is sworn in as the 19th president
  • 03/03/1885 - Congress passes Indian Appropriations Act (Indians wards of fed govt)
  • 03/03/1887 - Anne Sullivan begins teaching 6 year old blind-deaf Helen Keller
  • 03/03/1911 - 1st US federal cemetery with Union and Rebel graves opens, Missouri
  • 03/03/1913 - Ida B Wells-Barnett demonstrates for female suffrage in Washington DC
  • 03/03/1918 - Treaty of Brest-Litovsk: Germany, Austria and Russia sign
  • 03/03/1923 - US Senate rejects membership in Intl Court of Justice, The Hague
  • 03/03/1931 -"Star Spangled Banner" officially becomes US national anthem
  • 03/03/1972 - Sculpted figures of Jefferson Davis, Robert E Lee, and Stonewall Jackson are completed at Stone Mountain Georgia
  • 03/03/1992 - Pres Bush apologizes for raising taxes after pledging not to
IN THE NEWS:

IN THE NEWS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

  • Drew Gilpin Faust: AMERICAN HISTORY | THE CIVIL WAR A Prayer for the Dying How Americans absorbed the loss of 620,000 lives during the Civil War THIS REPUBLIC OF SUFFERING Death and the American Civil War - WaPo, 2-24-08
  • W. Ralph Eubanks on Scott E. Casper: George Washington's Slaves Why the flags at Mount Vernon flew at half mast on Sarah Johnson's death. SARAH JOHNSON'S MOUNT VERNON The Forgotten History of an American Shrine WaPo, 2-24-08
  • Bevin Alexander: Lost Cause HOW THE SOUTH COULD HAVE WON THE CIVIL WAR The Fatal Errors That Led To Confederate Defeat - WaPo, 2-24-08
  • Paul Freedman: GASTRONOMIC AFFAIRS TheStar.com | entertainment | A groaning board laden with spice, poison, citrus and lore A groaning board laden with spice, poison, citrus and lore The study of food – what we eat, how we eat it, the means we use to get it – is the story of social evolution - Toronto Star, 2-24-08
  • Bruce Chilton: RELIGIOUS HISTORY Blessings and blood ABRAHAM'S CURSE The Roots of Violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - Globe and Mail, CA, 2-23-08
  • Shere Hite: Why do women let jealousy get in the way of friendship? Shere Hite talks about the need for 21st-century girl power not one-upmanship - Sunday Times, UK, 2-24-08
OP-EDs:

OP-EDs:

  • Richard Thompson Ford: Play the race card at your peril Politicians help shape public attitudes – and they can make racism worse - Dallas Morning News, TX, 2-24-08
PROFILED:

PROFILED:

FEATURES:

FEATURES:

INTERVIEWS:

INTERVIEWS:

QUOTED:

QUOTED:

  • Jose Gabriel Vazeilles on"Castro's legacy: A changed Latin America":"For Latin America, the steps taken by the Cuban Revolution were a clear example that change was possible," said Jose Gabriel Vazeilles, a Buenos Aires historian. - LAT, 2-23-08
  • John Prados on"Memories of a C.I.A. Officer Resonate in a New Era":"I think there's an eerie and disturbing correlation between that era and this one," said John Prados, an intelligence historian and the author of"Safe for Democracy: The Secret Wars of the C.I.A." He said the threat of terrorism now, like the threat of communism then, was used to justify extreme measures that"later become controversial legally, morally and politically." Mr. Prados said the historical record supported Mr. Devlin's account of his actions, which he described last year in an autobiography,"Chief of Station, Congo: Fighting the Cold War in a Hot Zone.""I believe there's no reason to doubt that Mr. Devlin conspired to defuse the orders to kill Lumumba," he said. - NYT, 2-24-08
  • David Tal: Says Israeli historian's role is making sense of" chaos" - NJ Jewish News, 2-21-08
  • Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says his history degree was great preparation:"History helps me to understand not only what the situation is, but why it is. The fact that I was a history major with a mind like this trained [me] to try to understand the genesis of any problem that has confronted me. What could I have taken that gave me a better education?" - http://www.dailycardinal.com, 2-19-08
HONORED / AWARDED / APPOINTED:

HONORED, AWARDED, APPOINTED:

SPOTTED:

SPOTTED:

CALENDAR:

CALENDAR:

  • 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
  • Mar. 5, 2008: Peabody Award-winning documentary film producer David C. Taylor will come to the DePauw University campus on Wednesday, March 5, to participate in a conversation with Ken Bode, Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism. The event begins at 4:15 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard E. Peeler Art Center and is free and open to the public - DePauw University, IN, 2-24-08
  • 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 Jason Emerson,"The Madness of Mary Lincoln" Author: Jason Emerson - Monday, February 25 @ 2:15am ET - C-Span2, BookTV
  • PBS: American Experience:"Buffalo Bill," Monday, February 25 @ 8pm ET
  • History Channel:"Lost Worlds :The Real Dracula," Monday, February 25, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :Viking Underground," Monday, February 25, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"USS Constellation: Battling for Freedom," Tuesday, February 26, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Deep Sea Detectives :Slave Ship Uncovered!," Tuesday, February 26, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Titanic's Tragic Sister," Tuesday, February 26, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Modern Marvels :Pirate Tech," Tuesday, February 26, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed," Wednesday, February 27, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"How William Shatner Changed the World," Wednesday, February 27, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"A Global Warning?," Thursday, February 28, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"History Rocks :The '80s," Thursday, February 28, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"A Distant Shore: African Americans of D-Day" Friday, February 29, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"First to Fight: The Black Tankers of WWII," Friday, February 29, @ 3pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Modern Marvels :Titanic Tech," Friday, February 29, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Titanic's Achilles Heel," Saturday, March 1, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Wyatt Earp," Saturday, March 1, @ 8pm ET/PT
SELLING BIG (NYT):

SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Jonah Goldberg: LIBERAL FASCISM #7 -- 6 weeks on list - 3-2-08
  • Tom Brokaw: BOOM! #12 -- 11 weeks on list - 2-24-08
  • Drew Gilpin Faust: THIS REPUBLIC OF SUFFERING #9 -- 4 weeks on list - 2-24-08
  • Laton McCartney: THE TEAPOT DOME SCANDAL #22 - 2-24-08
FUTURE RELEASES:

FUTURE RELEASES:

  • 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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