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April 7, 2008



CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

  • Primary Season Election Results - NYT
  • Beverly Gage: Reconsideration Our First Black President? - NYT, 4-6-08
  • Andrew J. Bacevich on"Foes target McCain's 100-year war remark":"Were the US to succeed militarily in Iraq, yes, US forces will remain in Iraq for decades to come," said Andrew J. Bacevich, a Boston University professor of international relations and US history and retired Army colonel whose son, an Army soldier, was killed last year by a suicide bomb there."My difference with McCain is I don't think we will prevail militarily in Iraq." - Boston Globe, 4-6-08
  • David Greenberg: The Hiett winner talks spin, politics and the presidency - Dallas Morning News, 4-6-08
BIGGEST STORIES:

BIGGEST STORIES: Martin Luther King 40th Anniversary

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

  • 04-07-1862 - Gen. Ulysses S. Grant defeated the Confederates at the battle of Shiloh.
  • 04-07-1913 - 5,000 suffragists march to the Capitol in Washington, D.C. , seeking the vote for women.
  • 04-07-1927 - U.S. secretary of commerce Herbert Hoover’s Washington speech was seen and heard in New York in the first long-distance television transmission.
  • 04-07-1948 - The World Health Organization, a UN agency, was founded.
  • 04-07-1994 - Hutu extremists in Rwanda began massacring ethnic Tutsis and politically moderate Hutus. In 100 days of killing, an estimated 800,000 are murdered.
  • 04-08-1513 - Ponce de León claimed Florida for Spain.
  • 04-08-1913 - The 17th Amendment was ratified, requiring the direct election of U.S. senators by popular vote rather than by the state legislators.
  • 04-08-1935 - The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was approved by Congress to help alleviate joblessness during the Great Depression.
  • 04-08-1946 - The League of Nations assembled for the last time.
  • 04-09-1731 - Robert Jenkins's ear was cut off, sparking the War of Jenkins’s Ear between Spain and England.
  • 04-09-1865 - Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.
  • 04-09-1942 - American and Philippine troops on Bataan were overwhelmed by Japanese forces during World War II. The"Bataan Death March" began soon after.
  • 04-09-1959 - NASA announced the selection of America’s first astronauts, including Alan Shepard and John Glenn.
  • 04-09-1963 - Winston Churchill became the first honorary U.S. citizen.
  • 04-09-1992 - Former Panamanian ruler Manuel Noriega was convicted of drug and racketeering charges.
  • 04-09-2003 - American Marines pulled down Saddam Hussein’s statue in Baghdad after U.S. commanders declared his rule ended.
  • 04-10-1790 - The U.S. patent system was formed.
  • 04-10-1866 - The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was chartered.
  • 04-10-1912 - Titanic set sail on its fateful voyage.
  • 04-10-1970 - Paul McCartney announced the official split of the Beatles.
  • 04-10-1974 - Israeli prime minister Golda Meir announced her resignation.
  • 04-10-1998 - The Northern Ireland"Good Friday Accord" was reached.
  • 04-11-1814 - Napoleon was exiled to the island of Elba.
  • 04-11-1899 - The treaty ending the Spanish-American War took effect.
  • 04-11-1945 - Allies liberated Buchenwald concentration camp.
  • 04-11-1951 - President Harry Truman fired General Douglas McArthur.
  • 04-11-1968 - President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the 1968 Civil Rights Act.
  • 04-11-1979 - Ugandan dictator Idi Amin was overthrown.
  • 04-11-1981 - President Ronald Reagan returned to the White House after he was shot in an assassination attempt.
  • 04-12-1861 - The Civil War began when Fort Sumter was attacked.
  • 04-12-1862 - James J. Andrews led the raiding party that stole the Confederate locomotive"The General," inspiring the 1926 Buster Keaton movie.
  • 04-12-1945 - President Franklin Roosevelt died.
  • 04-12-1961 - Soviet cosmonaut Yuri A. Gagarin became the first human in space and also the first human to orbit the earth in a spacecraft.
  • 04-12-1999 - Arkansas federal judge Susan Webber Wright found President Clinton in contempt of court for lying about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.
  • 04-13-1598 - The Edict of Nantes gave religious tolerance to the Huguenots in France.
  • 04-13-1964 - Sidney Poitier became the first African American to win the Academy Award for best actor.
  • 04-13-1970 - Apollo 13 announced"Houston, we've got a problem," when an oxygen tank burst on the way to the Moon.
  • 04-13-1975 - Civil War began in Lebanon when gunmen killed 4 Christian Phalangists who retaliated by killing 27 Palestinians.
  • 04-14-1775 - Benjamin Rush was among those who founded the first American antislavery society.
  • 04-14-1828 - Noah Webster copyrighted the first edition of his dictionary.
  • 04-14-1860 - The first pony express rider reached his destination of San Francisco. He left St. Joseph, Mo., on April 3.
  • 04-14-1865 - Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
  • 04-14-1912 - Titanic hit the iceberg that would sink her the next morning.
  • 04-15-1861 - In response to the attack on Fort Sumter three days earlier, President Abraham Lincoln declared a state of insurrection and called out Union troops.
  • 04-15-1912 - Titanic sank off the coast of Newfoundland on its maiden voyage after it struck an iceberg.
  • 04-15-1920 - A paymaster and guard were murdered in Braintree, Mass. Sacco and Vanzetti were accused of the crime.
  • 04-15-1945 - Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen was liberated by Canadian and British forces.
IN THE NEWS:

IN THE NEWS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

  • Peter Morris: The Unnaturals BUT DIDN'T WE HAVE FUN? An Informal History of Baseball's Pioneer Era, 1843-1870 - NYT, 4-6-08
  • Peter Morris: When the national pastime was child's play BUT DIDN'T WE HAVE FUN? An Informal History of Baseball's Pioneer Era, 1843-1870 - WaPo, 4-6-08
  • Jonathan Rieder: HISTORY | CIVIL RIGHTS His Own Man The great civil rights leader felt the tensions between black and white influences THE WORD OF THE LORD IS UPON ME The Righteous Performance of Martin Luther King, Jr. - WaPo, 4-6-08
  • David Nichols: Ike misunderstood A Matter of Justice: Eisenhower and the Beginning of the Civil Rights Revolution - http://www.thedailystar.com, 4-3-08
  • Kristie Macrakis: MSU historian takes reader behind the scenes of East Germany’s Stasi - http://msutoday.msu.edu, 4-1-08
OP-EDs:

OP-EDs:

BLOGS:

BLOGS:

PROFILED:

PROFILED:

INTERVIEWS:

INTERVIEWS:

  • Marilyn Young: 1968, Forty Years Later: President Lyndon Johnson Announces No Second Term Amid Low Support for Vietnam War in Aftermath of Tet Offensive - Democracy Now, 4-3-08
  • Josh Marshall: Historian blogger predicts digital media takeover - Daily Princetonian, 4-2-08
  • Arnold Hirsch: Historian interviewed about post-Katrina housing in New Orleans - NewsHour (PBS), 4-1-08
FEATURES:

FEATURES:

  • Why Don't More Colleges Teach Military History? Despite its enduring public appeal, and a country at war, the subject gets little respect on campus - US News, 4-3-08
  • Howard Zinn: Now he's doing history through illustrations - Boston Globe, 4-1-08
QUOTED:

QUOTED:

  • Robert S. Wistrich: 'UK is European center of anti-Semitism':"Britain has become the center point for the meeting of anti-Semitic trends in Europe.... Anti-Semitism in Great Britain is at least a millennial phenomenon and has been around for 1000 years of recorded history.... The authors are conveying and transmitting to a future generation an embedded anti-Semitism whose influence is impossible to underestimate," - Jerusalem Post, 3-31-08
HONORED / AWARDED / APPOINTED:

HONORED, AWARDED, APPOINTED:

EXHIBITS:

EXHIBITS:

  • McLean County Museum of History offers look into Lincoln Legacy Starting May 12, students can take a tour to Springfield to learn more about President Abraham Lincoln - Daily Vidette, IL, 3-26-08
SPOTTED:

SPOTTED:

CALENDAR:

CALENDAR:

ON TV:

    ON TV: History Listings This Week

  • C-Span2, BookTV: In Depth: Michael Eric Dyson - Monday, April 7 @ 12:00am ET - C-Span2, BookTV
  • PBS: American Experience:"Amelia Earhart," Monday, April 7 @ 9pm ET
  • History Channel:"Breaking Vegas," Monday, April 7, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Gangland :01 - American Gangster, Gangland :06 - Kings of New York," Monday, April 7, @ 4 & 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Life After People," Monday, April 7, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Hippies," Tuesday, April 8, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Modern Marvels :60's Tech, Modern Marvels :70's Tech," Tuesday, April 8, @ 4 & 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Special : An Alien History of Planet Earth," Wednesday, April 9, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"UFO Files :Deep Sea UFOs, UFO Files :Deep Sea UFOs: Red Alert," Wednesday, April 9, @ 4 & 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Comets: Prophets of Doom," Thursday, April 10, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :Maya Underground," Thursday, April 10, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Sharp Shooters," Friday, April 11, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"King," Saturday, April 12, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"True Caribbean Pirates," Saturday, April 12, @ 10pm ET/PT
SELLING BIG (NYT):

SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Jonah Goldberg: LIBERAL FASCISM #21 - 4-13-08
FUTURE RELEASES:

FUTURE RELEASES:

  • Cokie Roberts: Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation, April 8, 2007
  • Tony Judt: Reappraisals: Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century, April 17, 2008
  • Ted Sorensen: Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History, May 6, 2008
  • Scott McClellan: What Happened, May 12, 2008
  • William F. Buckley, Jr.: Flying High: Remembering Barry Goldwater, May 12, 2008
  • John Lukacs: Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat: The Dire Warning: Churchill's First Speech as Prime Minister, May 12, 2008
  • Peter Clarke: The Last Thousand Days of the British Empire: Churchill, Roosevelt, and the Birth of the Pax Americana, May 13, 2008
  • Thurston Clarke: Last Campaign, May 27, 2008
  • John S. Eisenhower: Zachary Taylor: The 12th President, 1849-1850, May 27, 2008
  • Paul Finkelman (Editor): Congress and the Emergence of Sectionalism: From the Missouri Compromise to the Age of Jackson, May 28, 2008
  • Shane O'Sullivan: Who Killed Bobby?, June 3, 2008
  • Gil Troy: Leading from the Center, June 9, 2008
DEPARTED:

DEPARTED:




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