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June 16, 2008



CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

TOP YOUNG HISTORIANS:

TOP YOUNG HISTORIANS:

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

    On This Day in History....

  • 06-16-1487 - The Battle of Stoke ended the Wars of the Roses.
  • 06-16-1858 - Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln declared,"a house divided against itself cannot stand."
  • 06-16-1904 - Events in James Joyce's novel Ulysses took place on this day, which is celebrated as Bloomsday, for the main character, Leopold Bloom.
  • 06-16-1933 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the National Industrial Recovery Act.
  • 06-16-1963 - Valentina Tereshkova of the USSR became the first woman in space.
  • 06-16-1996 - Russia voted in its first independent presidential election. Boris Yeltsin eventually won in a runoff.
  • 06-16-2004 - The 9/11 Commission determined that Saddam Hussein had no strong links to al-Qaeda, contradicting White House beliefs.
  • 06-17-1775 - The Battle of Bunker Hill took place during the American Revolution.
  • 06-17-1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere.
  • 06-17-1928 - Amelia Earhart embarked on the first trans-Atlantic flight by a woman.
  • 06-17-1944 - The Republic of Iceland was established.
  • 06-17-1963 - U.S. Supreme Court ruled that no locality may require recitation of Lord's Prayer or Bible verses in public schools.
  • 06-17-1972 - Burglary of Democratic Party headquarters in Washington, DC, started the Watergate political scandal.
  • 06-17-1994 - O. J. Simpson's slow-speed chase by the police, watched by millions on TV, ended in his arrest.
  • 06-18-1812 - The War of 1812 began.
  • 06-18-1815 - Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo by British, German, and Dutch forces.
  • 06-18-1873 - Suffragist Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
  • 06-18-1928 - Aviator Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. She completed the flight from Newfoundland to Wales in about 21 hours.
  • 06-18-1948 - The United Nations Commission on Human Rights adopted its International Declaration of Human Rights. The General Assembly would give it final approval on Dec. 10, 1948.
  • 06-18-1983 - Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.
IN THE NEWS:

IN THE NEWS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

OP-EDs:

OP-EDs:

  • Michael Dobbs: Argues that archives restrictions will hamper work like his - WaPo, 6-10-08
BLOGS:

BLOGS:

PROFILED:

PROFILED:

INTERVIEWS:

INTERVIEWS:

  • Gil Troy:"Leading from the Center: Why Moderates Make the Best Presidents" with Dave Gordon - davegordonwrites.com, 6-4-08
  • Rick Shenkman: The Ignorant American Voter Historian Rick Shenkman laments the breed in his new book,"Just How Stupid Are We?" - US News, 6-3-08
FEATURES:

FEATURES:

QUOTED:

QUOTED:

HONORED / AWARDED / APPOINTED:

HONORED, AWARDED, APPOINTED:

EXHIBITS / WEBSITES:

EXHIBITS / WEBSITES:

SPOTTED:

SPOTTED:

CALENDAR:

CALENDAR:

  • June 18, 2008: Gil Troy: Presidents, Politics, and Moderation Do Moderates Make the Best Presidents?, 12:15pm-1:45pm, New America Foundation, 1630 Connecticut Ave, NW 7th Floor, Washington, DC - New America Foundation Invitation, 6-08
  • 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 Journey Through Hallowed Ground: Birthplace of the American Ideal Authors: Kenneth Garrett; David McCullough - Sunday, June 15 @ 10:00pm ET - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: After Words: Ted Sorensen author of"Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History" interviewed by Robert Schlesinger, author of"White House Ghosts" - Monday, June 16 @ 12:00am ET - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: History The Senator & the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland & Fannie Lou Hamer Author: Chris Myers Asch - Monday, June 16 @ 5:00am ET - C-Span2, BookTV
  • PBS: American Experience Eleanor Roosevelt PBS - Monday, June 16, 2008 @ 9pm ET
  • History Channel:"Journey to 10,000 BC," Monday, June 16, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"How Life Began", Monday, June 16, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre," Tuesday, June 17, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Hillbilly: The Real Story," Wednesday, June 18, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Last Stand of The 300," Thursday, June 19, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"How the Earth Was Made," Saturday, June 21, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"How Life Began," Saturday, June 21, @ 10pm ET/PT
SELLING BIG (NYT):

SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Patrick J. Buchanan: CHURCHILL, HITLER, AND"THE UNNECESSARY WAR," #15 -- (1 week on list) - 6-22-08
  • Thurston Clarke: THE LAST CAMPAIGN #16 (2 weeks on list) - 6-22-08
  • Ted Sorensen: COUNSELOR #18 - 6-22-08
  • Kenneth C. Davis: AMERICA'S HIDDEN HISTORY #34 - 6-22-08
FUTURE RELEASES:

FUTURE RELEASES:

  • Robert F. Dorr: Hell Hawks!: The Untold Story of the American Fliers Who Savaged Hitler's Wehrmacht, June 15, 2008
  • Geoff Shepard: Secret Plot to Make Ted Kennedy President: Inside the Real Watergate Conspiracy, June 17, 2008
  • Gerald M. Carbone: Nathanael Greene: A Biography of the American Revolution, June 24, 2008
  • Contstance Aerson Clark: God or Gorilla: Images of Evolution in the Jazz Age, June 28, 2008
  • Lewis Lehrman: Lincoln at Peoria, July 4, 2008
  • Linda Porter: The First Queen of England, July 8, 2008
  • William Marvel: Lincoln's Darkest Year: The War in 1862, July 16, 2008
  • Lorri Glover: The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown: The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America, August 5, 2008
  • Fred E. Haynes: The Lions of Iwo Jima: The Story of Combat Team 28 and the Bloodiest Battle in Marine Corps History, August 5, 2008
  • Patrick Desbois: The Holocaust by Bullets, August 19, 2008
  • Robert Dallek: Harry S. Truman (REV), September 2, 2008
DEPARTED:

DEPARTED:




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