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June 30, 2008



CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

  • NEW BLOG: : A complete roundup of what Historians are saying about the campaign this week.
BIGGEST STORIES:

BIGGEST STORIES: Independence Day

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

    On This Day in History....

  • 06-30-1520 - Spanish retreat from Aztec capital
  • 06-30-1775 - Congress impugns Parliament and adopts Articles of War
  • 06-30-1876 - Soldiers are evacuated from the Little Big Horn by steamboat
  • 06-30-1936 - Gone with the Wind is published
  • 06-30-1950 - Truman orders U.S. forces to Korea
  • 07-01-1863 - The Battle of Gettysburg begins
  • 07-01-1867 - Canadian Independence Day
  • 07-01-1916 - Battle of the Somme begins
  • 07-01-1997 - Hong Kong returned to China
  • 07-02-1839 - Mutiny on the Amistad slave ship
  • 07-02-1863 - The second day of battle at Gettysburg
  • 07-02-1881 - President Garfield shot
  • 07-02-1937 - Amelia Earhart Disappears
  • 07-02-1964 - Johnson signs Civil Rights Act
  • 07-03-1608 - Samuel de Champlain founded the city of Quebec.
  • 07-03-1775 - Commander in chief George Washington took command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass.
  • 07-03-1863 - The Battle of Gettysburg ended.
  • 07-03-1890 - Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States.
  • 07-03-1930 - The U.S. Veterans Administration was created by Congress.
  • 07-03-1962 - Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 07-03-1962 - Algeria became independent after 132 years of French rule.
  • 07-04-1776 - The U.S. declared independence from Great Britain.
  • 07-04-1826 - Former presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died.
  • 07-04-1831 - Former president James Monroe died.
  • 07-04-1884 - The Statue of Liberty was presented to the United States in Paris.
  • 07-04-1895 - Katharine Lee Bates published America the Beautiful.
  • 07-04-1939 - Lou Gehrig, stricken with ALS, made his farewell at Yankee Stadium.
  • 07-04-1976 - The United States celebrated its bicentennial.
  • 07-05-1811 - Venezuela became the first South American country to declare independence from Spain.
  • 07-05-1865 - William Booth formed the Salvation Army in London, England.
  • 07-05-1946 - Larry Doby signed with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first African American player in the American League.
  • 07-05-1954 - Elvis Presley recorded"That's All Right," his first commercial record.
  • 07-05-1975 - Cape Verde became independent after 500 years of Portuguese rule.
  • 07-05-1975 - Arthur Ashe became the first black man to win a Wimbledon singles title when he defeated Jimmy Connors.
  • 07-05-1996 - Dolly, the first sheep cloned from adult cells, was born.
  • 07-06-1535 - Sir Thomas More was beheaded after refusing to join Henry VIII's Church of England.
  • 07-06-1885 - Louis Pasteur successfully treated a patient with a rabies vaccine.
  • 07-06-1942 - Anne Frank and her family sought refuge from the Nazis in Amsterdam.
  • 07-06-1944 - A fire caused by inept fire-eaters in the main tent of the Ringling Brothers Circus in Hartford, Conn., killed over 160 people.
  • 07-06-1957 - Althea Gibson won the Wimbledon women's singles tennis title. She was the first black person to win the event.
  • 07-07-1456 - Twenty-five years after her execution, Pope Calixtus III annulled the heresy charges brought against Joan of Arc.
  • 07-07-1846 - Commodore John D. Sloat occupied Monterey and declared California annexed to the United States.
  • 07-07-1898 - The United States annexed Hawaii.
  • 07-07-1946 - Italian-born Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini was canonized, becoming the first American saint.
  • 07-07-1981 - President Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O'Connor for the Supreme Court.
  • 07-07-2005 - 52 people were killed and hundreds injured in London when terrorists bombed subways and a bus.52 people were killed and hundreds injured in London when terrorists bombed subways and a bus.
  • 07-08-1776 - The first public reading of the Declaration of Independence was given in Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 07-08-1777 - Vermont became the first colony to abolish slavery.
  • 07-08-1889 - The Wall Street Journal began publication.
  • 07-08-1950 - General Douglas MacArthur was named commander-in-chief of the United Nations forces in Korea.
  • 07-08-1958 - The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) awarded the first official gold album. It was for the Oklahoma soundtrack.
IN THE NEWS:

IN THE NEWS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

  • Daniel Mark Epstein: The Real Lincoln Bedroom: Love in a Time of Strife - THE LINCOLNS Portrait of a Marriage NYT, 7-3-08
  • David M. Kennedy on Ted Widmer: FOREIGN POLICY Restoring America's Ideals A Democrat laments Bush's foreign policy but embraces the goal of spreading liberty ARK OF THE LIBERTIES America and the World - WaPo, 7-6-08
  • Biographer claims biography is in decline - Kathryn Hughes in the Guardian, 6-28-08
  • George Rippey Stewart's Names on the Land republished - Matt Weiland in Slate, 6-30-08
OP-EDs:

OP-EDs:

BLOGS:

BLOGS:

PROFILED:

PROFILED:

INTERVIEWS:

INTERVIEWS:

FEATURES:

FEATURES:

QUOTED:

QUOTED:

  • Richard Brookhiser, Draws Upon Washington To Illuminate Presidency:"We're a very verbal culture," Mr. Brookhiser explained."Maybe Washington falls behind because of that.... He had the confidence to employ smart people." - http://www.thebulletin.us, 6-24-08
HONORED / AWARDED / APPOINTED:

HONORED, AWARDED, APPOINTED:

EXHIBITS / WEBSITES:

EXHIBITS / WEBSITES:

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
ON TV:

    ON TV: History Listings This Week

  • History Channel:"Ben Franklin," Friday, July 4, @ 8am ET/PT
  • History Channel:" The Revolution: 01 - Boston, Bloody Boston," Friday, July 4, @ 10am ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution: 02 - Rebellion to Revolution," Friday, July 4, @ 11am ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution: 03 - Declaring Independence," Friday, July 4, @ 12pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution: 05 - Path to World War," Friday, July 4, @ 1pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution: 05 - Path to World War," Friday, July 4, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution: 06 - Forging an Army," Friday, July 4, @ 3pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution: 07 - Treason & Betrayal," Friday, July 4, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution: 08 - The War Heads South ," Friday, July 4, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution: 09 - A Hornet's Nest," Friday, July 4, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution: 10 - The End Game," Friday, July 4, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • C-Span2, BookTV: History The Execution of Willie Francis: Race, Murder and the Search for Justice in the American South Author: Gilbert King - Friday, July 4 @ 10:45am ET - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: History 2008 Virginia Festival of the Book - African American Revolutionaries Panel Authors: Paul Alkebulan; Wesley Hogan; Patrick McGilligan - Friday, July 4 @ 1:30pm ET - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: History Liberty's Blueprint: How Madison and Hamilton Wrote the Federalist Papers, Defined the Constitution, and Made Democracy Safe for the World Author: Michael Meyerson - Friday, July 4 @ 2:30pm ET - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: History Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America Author: Walter Borneman - Friday, July 4 @ 7:00pm ET - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: History Throes of Democracy: The American Civil War Era 1829-1877 Author: Walter McDougall - Saturday, July 5 @ 6:00am ET - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: History Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America Authors: Jill Tietjen; Charlotte Waisman - Saturday, July 5 @ 7:30am & 5:15pm ET - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: History This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War Author: Drew Gilpin Faust - Saturday, July 5 @ 12:00pm ET - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: History The Bloody Shirt: Terror After Appomattox Author: Stephen Budiansky - Saturday, July 5 @ 1:15pm ET - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: History African American National Biography Authors: Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham; Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - Saturday, July 5 @ 7:00pm ET - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Politics Leading from the Center: Why Moderates Make the Best Presidents Author: Gil Troy - Sunday, July 6 @ 8:45pm ET - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: History Liberty's Blueprint: How Madison and Hamilton Wrote the Federalist Papers, Defined the Constitution, and Made Democracy Safe for the World Author: Michael Meyerson - Sunday, July 6 @ 7:00pm ET - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Encore Booknotes No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin - Sunday, July 6 @ 10:00pm ET - C-Span2, BookTV
SELLING BIG (NYT):

SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Patrick J. Buchanan: CHURCHILL, HITLER, AND"THE UNNECESSARY WAR," #14 -- (4 weeks on list) - 7-06-08
  • Thurston Clarke: THE LAST CAMPAIGN #30 - 7-06-08
FUTURE RELEASES:

FUTURE RELEASES:

  • 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
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