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April 14, 2008



CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

BIGGEST STORIES:

BIGGEST STORIES:

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

  • 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.
  • 04-16-1746 - The Jacobite uprising in England ends when Charles"Bonnie Prince Charlie" Stuart is defeated by the Duke of Cumberland.
  • 04-16-1917 - Lenin returned to Russia after 10 years in exile in Switzerland.
  • 04-16-1947 - Financier Bernard Baruch coined the term" cold war" in a speech in South Carolina.
  • 04-16-1972 - China sent President Nixon two giant pandas as a gift.
  • 04-17-1790 - Benjamin Franklin, U.S. patriot, diplomat, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, died in Philadelphia.
  • 04-17-1895 - The Sino-Japanese War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Shimonoseki.
  • 04-17-1961 - Supported by the U.S. government, 1,500 exiles made the unsuccessful Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba.
  • 04-17-1969 - Sirhan Sirhan was convicted for the murder of Robert F. Kennedy.
  • 04-17-1970 - The Apollo 13 astronauts safely splashed down after their near-disastrous flight.
  • 04-17-1975 - Phnom Penh fell to the Khmer Rouge, ending the five year Cambodian war.
  • 04-18-1775 - Paul Revere rode from Charlestown to Lexington to warn Massachusetts colonists of the arrival of British troops during the American Revolution.
  • 04-18-1906 - The Great San Francisco Earthquake destroyed over 4 sq mi. and killed over 500 people.
  • 04-18-1978 - The U.S. Senate voted to hand over the Panama Canal to Panamanian control on Dec. 31, 1999.
  • 04-18-2002 - Afghanistan's former king, Mohammad Zahir Shah, returned after 29 years in exile.
  • 04-19-1775 - The"shot heard around the world" was fired. Colonial Minute Men took on British Army regulars at Lexington and Concord, Mass., starting the American Revolution.
  • 04-19-1824 - Lord Byron died of a fever while helping the Greeks fight the Turks.
  • 04-19-1882 - Naturalist Charles Darwin, developer of the theory of evolution, died.
  • 04-19-1933 - The United States went off the gold standard.
  • 04-19-1943 - The Warsaw ghetto uprising began, one of the first mass rebellions against the Nazis.
  • 04-19-1993 - The siege at Waco, Texas, ended when FBI moved into the Branch Davidian compound with tear gas and cult members set fire to the compound killing over 80 people.
  • 04-19-1995 - The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Okla., was destroyed by a car bomb. 168 people, including 19 children were killed in the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history up to that time.
  • 04-19-2005 - Germany's Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger became Pope Benedict XVI.
  • 04-20-1769 - Ottawa Indian chief Pontiac murdered.
  • 04-20-1841 - The first detective story, Edgar Allen Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue was published.
  • 04-20-1971 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the practice of busing for racial desegregation.
  • 04-20-1999 - Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold went on a shooting spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo. 14 students (including the shooters) and 1 teacher were killed; 23 others were wounded.
IN THE NEWS:

IN THE NEWS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

  • RICHARD BROOKHISER on Steven Waldman: Religious Intent FOUNDING FAITH Providence, Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in America - NYT, 4-13-08
  • Philip Shenon: A Lack of Intelligence THE COMMISSION The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation - NYT, 4-13-08
  • Philip Shenon: THE COMMISSION The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation, First Chapter - NYT, 4-4-08
  • Douglas A. Blackmon: WSJ reporter in new book says slavery didn't end with the Civi War - What Emancipation Didn't Stop After All SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans From the Civil War to World War II - Janet Maslin in the NYT, 4-10-08
  • Wilson Smith and Thomas Bender: Updating Hofstadter, they produce a new collection of documents on higher ed American Higher Education Transformed, 1940-2005 - Inside Higher Ed, 4-10-08
  • Rick Perlstein: First review is in of Nixonland ... Wins praise in Atlantic - Ross Douthat in the Atlantic Monthly, 5-1-08
OP-EDs:

OP-EDs:

PROFILED:

PROFILED:

  • A quiet revolution at Harvard The new president, Drew Faust, prefers to work out of the limelight, says Joanna Walters - Guardian, UK, 4-8-08
INTERVIEWS:

INTERVIEWS:

FEATURES:

FEATURES:

QUOTED:

QUOTED:

  • Marvin Dunn: Historian Unsatisfied with Fla. Apology for Slavery: The apology is a meaningless act that only a dolt or outright racist would oppose. It cost the state nothing and of course, there was not a word about the thorny question of reparations. As one of the African Americans to whom the apology was aimed, it was not enough." - NPR, 4-7-08
  • David A. Hollinger: Says academic freedom is threatened - Chronicle of Higher Ed, 4-7-08
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:

  • April 16, 2008: Historian to Discuss East Germany under Communist Rule at SUNY Cortland - SUNY Cortland News, 4-11-08
  • April 16, 2008: Holocaust historian to kick off Stetson University series - Peter Black, senior historian at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Hall Chapel, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, Florida - Daytona Beach News-Journal, FL, 4-14-08
  • April 24-26, 2008: Bernard Lewis: Will Deliver Keynote Speech at ASMEA's Annual Conference at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. - Press Release--ASMEA, 4-10-08
  • April 24-27, 2008: Conference: Columbia 1968 and the World - http://www.columbia1968, 3-12-08
  • 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

  • History Channel:"Bible Battles," Tuesday, April 8, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Biblical Disasters :Biblical Disasters," Tuesday, April 8, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Mega Disasters :The Next Pompeii?," Tuesday, April 15, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Naked Archaeologist :The Would Be Messiah/The Search for St. Peter," Tuesday, April 15, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Universe : Beyond the Big Bang," Wednesday, April 16, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Universe :Secrets of the Sun," Wednesday, April 16, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:" The Universe :Spaceship Earth," Thursday, April 17, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Universe :Jupiter: The Giant Planet" Thursday, April 17, @ 3pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Universe :Alien Galaxies" Thursday, April 17, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:" The Universe :The Moon" Thursday, April 17, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :New York: Secret Societies," Thursday, April 17, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Street Gangs: A Secret History," Friday, April 18, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"History's Mysteries :Five Points Gangs," Friday, April 18, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Battle 360 :D-Day in the Pacific," Friday, April 18, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"How the Earth Was Made," Saturday, April 19, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Crime Wave: 18 Months of Mayhem," Saturday, April 19, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey," Saturday, April 19, @ 10pm ET/PT
SELLING BIG (NYT):

SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Max Hastings: RETRIBUTION #12 -- (3 weeks on list)- 4-20-08
  • Jonah Goldberg: LIBERAL FASCISM #20 - 4-20-08
FUTURE RELEASES:

FUTURE RELEASES:

  • 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:

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