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April 21-28, 2008



CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

  • Primary Season Election Results - NYT
HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

  • 04-28-1788 - Maryland became the 7th state in the United States.
  • 04-28-1789 - Fletcher Christian led the mutiny aboard the British ship Bounty against Captain William Bligh.
  • 04-28-1945 - Benito Mussolini was executed.
  • 04-28-2004 - The Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal first comes to light when graphic photos of U.S. soldiers physically abusing and humiliating Iraqi prisoners were shown on CBS's 60 Minutes II.
  • 04-29-1429 - Joan of Arc entered the city of Orléans. She would end its months-long siege and would become known as the"Maid of Orléans."
  • 04-29-1916 - The Easter rebellion in Ireland ended with the surrender of Irish nationalists.
  • 04-29-1945 - American soldiers liberated the Dachau concentration cam
  • 04-29-1992 - A Los Angeles jury acquitted four police officers accused of beating Rodney King. Massive rioting and looting ensued.
  • 04-30-1803 - France sold Louisiana and adjoining lands to the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase.
  • 04-30-1812 - Louisiana became the 18th state in the United States.
  • 04-30-1939 - U.S. commercial television made its official debut at the New York World's Fair.The signal was transmitted from the Empire State Building.
  • 04-30-1945 - Adolf Hitler and his newly married mistress Eva Braun committed suicide.
  • 04-30-1975 - The Vietnam War ended with South Vietnam's surrender to North Vietnam.
  • 04-30-2003 - Libya accepted responsibility for the 1998 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
  • 05-01-1707 - The Act of Union joined England and Scotland to form Great Britain.
  • 05-01-1931 - The Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 102 stories, it would be the world's tallest building for the next 41 years.
  • 05-01-1941 - Orson Welles's Citizen Kane, considered by many the greatest film ever made, premiered in New York.
  • 05-01-1948 - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) was established with Kim Il Sung as president.
  • 05-01-1960 - The Soviet Union shot down an American U-2 reconnaissance plane over Soviet territory.
  • 05-01-2003 - President Bush made a speech aboard an aircraft carrier proclaiming"major combat operations in Iraq have ended."
  • 05-02-1945 - The Soviet Union announced the fall of Berlin.
  • 05-02-1955 - Tennessee Williams won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
  • 05-02-1994 - Nelson Mandela was victorious in South Africa’s first multiracial election.
  • 05-02-1997 - The Labour Party’s Tony Blair became Prime Minister of Britain, ending 18 years of conservative rule. At 44, he was the youngest prime minister in 185 years.
  • 05-03-1937 - Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for Gone With the Wind.
  • 05-03-1948 - The Shelley v. Kraemer Supreme Court decision stated that it is unconstitutional for a court to enforce a restrictive covenant which prevents people of a certain race from owning or occupying property.
  • 05-03-1979 - Margaret Thatcher became the first woman elected prime minister of England.
  • 05-03-2001 - The United States, a member of the UN Human Rights Commission since its inception, lost its seat. It would be restored the following year.
  • 05-04-1626 - Peter Minuit landed in Manhattan, which he later bought for $24 worth of cloth and brass buttons.
  • 05-04-1886 - The Haymarket Square riot broke out as a result of a labor demonstration.
  • 05-04-1932 - Public Enemy Number One, Al Capone, was jailed for tax evasion.
  • 05-04-1961 - Civil rights activists, called"freedom riders," left Washington, DC for New Orleans.
  • 05-04-1970 - Four Kent State University students were shot down by National Guard members during an anti-Vietnam War demonstration.
  • 05-04-1998 - The Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, was sentenced to four life terms plus 30 years for his series of bombings that killed three and injured 23.
  • 05-05-1809 - Mary Kies of South Killingly, Conn., became the first woman to be granted a patent. The patent was for the rights to a technique for weaving straw with silk and thread.
  • 05-05-1821 - Napoleon Bonaparte died on the island of St. Helena.
  • 05-05-1891 - Carnegie Hall (then known as Music Hall) opened in New York City. Peter Tchaikovsky was the guest conductor.
  • 05-05-1925 - John Scopes was arrested in Tennessee for teaching Darwinism.
  • 05-05-1961 - Alan Shepard became the first American in space.
  • 05-05-2004 - Pablo Picasso's"Boy with a Pipe" became the most expensive painting ever sold.
IN THE NEWS:

IN THE NEWS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

  • Carol Felsenthal: Books of The Times After Life in White House, No Place Feels Like Home CLINTON IN EXILE A President Out of the White House - NYT, 4-28-08
  • Jonathan Rieder: Talking the Talk THE WORD OF THE LORD IS UPON ME The Righteous Performance of Martin Luther King, Jr. - NYT, 4-27-08
  • Don Jordan and Michael Walsh: Master and Servant WHITE CARGO The Forgotten History of Britain's White Slaves in America - NYT, 4-27-08
  • Joseph E. Persico: The women who made a man out of FDR Franklin & Lucy: President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd and the Other Remarkable Women in His Life - WaPo, 4-27-08
  • W. Patrick McCray: Writes a history of"moonwatchers" - Press Release, 4-22-08
  • Gerard J. DeGroot: His new book questions whether the era of the 60s was marvelous or misguided - Jay Parini at the website of the Chronicle of Higher Ed, 4-25-08
  • Joseph E. Persico: Says FDR's affair with Lucy Mercer never ended apparently No End of the Affair Franklin & Lucy: President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd and the Other Remarkable Women in His Life - NYT, 4-20-08
  • Tony Judt: Through the Past, Darkly REAPPRAISALS Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century - NYT, 4-20-08
  • Max Hastings: HISTORY | WORLD WAR II Debating Hiroshima and Nagasaki A British historian argues that the atomic bombings were justified. RETRIBUTION The Battle for Japan, 1944-45 - WaPo, 4-20-08
  • Francois Cusset: His forthcoming book takes a fresh perspective on how"Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, & Co. Transformed the Intellectual Life of the United States" - Scott McLemee at the website of Inside Higher Ed, 4-16-08
  • Mary Lefkowitz: Yale publishes her account of her fight with Afrocentrists - John Leo in the WSJ, 4-15-08
OP-EDs:

OP-EDs:

BLOGS:

BLOGS:

PROFILED:

PROFILED:

INTERVIEWS:

INTERVIEWS:

FEATURES:

FEATURES:

QUOTED:

QUOTED:

  • Allan Meltzer on"Bernanke May Have to Follow Volcker to Avoid Being Tagged Burns":"You have to take the risk of the possibility of a small recession if you want to avoid ending up with a big one." - Bloomberg, 4-27-08
HONORED / AWARDED / APPOINTED:

HONORED, AWARDED, APPOINTED:

SPOTTED:

SPOTTED:

CALENDAR:

CALENDAR:

  • 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:"Tora, Tora, Tora: The Real Story of Pearl Harbor," Wednesday, April 30, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"True Story of the Bridge on the River Kwai," Wednesday, April 30, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Modern Marvels :The Manhattan Project," Wednesday, April 30, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"MonsterQuest :American Werewolf," Wednesday, April 30, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Kennedys: The Curse of Power," Thursday, May 1, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Mysterious Disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa" Thursday, May 1, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :Vietnam," Thursday, May 1, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Battle 360 :The Empire's Last Stand," Friday, May 2, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Alaska: Dangerous Territory," Saturday, May 3, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Alaska: Big America," Saturday, May 3, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :Secret Soviet Bases," Monday, May 5, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :08 - New York," Monday, May 5, @ 11pm ET/PT
SELLING BIG (NYT):

SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Philip Bobbitt: TERROR AND CONSENT #12 -- (1 week on list)- 5-4-08
FUTURE RELEASES:

FUTURE RELEASES:

  • 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
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