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July 28, 2008



CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

BIGGEST STORIES:

BIGGEST STORIES:

  • Kevin Sharpe: Graduation: But degrees are no longer a sign of intelligence, says a top historian - 7-23-08
HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

    On This Day in History....

  • 06-28-1836 - The fourth president of the United States, James Madison, died at Montpelier, his Virginia estate.
  • 06-28-1894 - Labor Day became a federal holiday by an act of Congress.
  • 06-28-1914 - Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated, setting off World War I.
  • 06-28-1919 - The Treaty of Versailles was signed in France, ending World War I.
  • 06-28-1978 - The Supreme Court ruled in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke that the use of quotas in affirmative action programs was not permissible.
  • 06-28-2000 - Elian Gonzalez was returned to his father in Cuba.
  • 06-28-2001 - Serbia handed over Slobodan Milosevic over to the UN war crimes tribunal.
  • 06-28-2004 - In Iraq, the United States transferred power back to the Iraqis two days earlier than planned.
  • 06-29-1613 - London's Globe Theatre burned down during a performance of Shakespeare's Henry VIII.
  • 06-29-1767 - The British Parliament approved the Townshend Acts.
  • 06-29-1972 - The Supreme Court ruled in Furman v. Georgia that the death penalty could constitute" cruel and unusual" prompting some states to revise their laws.
  • 06-30-1921 - President Warren G. Harding appointed former president William H. Taft chief justice of the United States.
  • 06-30-1934 - Adolf Hitler secured his position in the Nazi party by a"blood purge," ridding the party of other leaders such as Ernst Roehm and Kurt von Schleicher.
  • 06-30-1936 - Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind was published.
  • 06-30-1971 - The 26th Amendment, which lowered the voting age to 18, was ratified by the states.
  • 06-30-1998 - The remains of a Vietnam War serviceman buried in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers were identified as those of Air Force pilot Michael J. Blassie.
  • 07-01-1863 - The Battle of Gettysburg, which marked the turning point in the Civil War, began.
  • 07-01-1867 - Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain under the British North America Act.
  • 07-01-1898 - Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders fought the battle of San Juan Hill in the Spanish-American War.
  • 07-01-1943 - Income tax withholding began in the United States.
  • 07-01-1962 - Burundi and Rwanda achieved independence.
  • 07-01-1963 - The U.S. Post Office inaugurated its five-digit ZIP (Zone Improvement Plan) codes.
  • 07-01-1968 - The United States, Britain, the Soviet Union, and 58 other nations signed the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
  • 07-01-1997 - After 156 years of British colonial rule, Hong Kong was returned to China.
  • 07-01-2000 - Vermont's civil unions law went into effect.
  • 07-01-2000 - The Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina statehouse.
IN THE NEWS:

IN THE NEWS:

  • Dannel McCollum: Where have timbered areas crucial in state's settlement gone? - Urbana/Champaign News-Gazette, IL, 7-27-08
  • Will the truth about the Katyn genocide ever fully see the light of day? Historians and prosecutors of the Polish Institute of National Remembrance could not find authorized copies of Stalin's order for the mass murder of twenty two thousand Poles, necessary for their investigation of the massacre - Polish Radio External Service, Poland, 7-24-08
  • HISTORY: Professor Halaçoglu, who was seen as a hardliner on the Armenian issue, is removed from his post - Turkish Daily News, 7-24-08
  • Leslie Woodcock Tentler:"Dishonesty at Heart of System" Keeps Catholic Church"Pretending" on Birth Control, CUA Prof Says Catholic society says Catholic University prof undermining Catholic Church's"message of sexual purity - Lifesite, PA, 7-16-08
REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

OP-EDs:

OP-EDs:

BLOGS:

BLOGS:

PROFILED:

PROFILED:

  • Are historians live David Cannadine and Andrew Roberts an endangered species? Literate, engaging and free from constraint, British historians are the best in the world - Times Online, UK, 7-26-08
  • Max Holland: Author: Oswald was lone assassin - Profiled in the WaPo as a writer obsessed with JFK assassination - WaPo, 7-24-08
INTERVIEWS:

INTERVIEWS:

FEATURES:

FEATURES:

QUOTED:

QUOTED:

  • J. Rogers Hollingsworth: UW-Madison historian predicts the end of science 'superpowers' - http://www.news.wisc.edu, 7-23-08
  • Andreas Daum: Berlin an Appropriate Stage for Obama Speech Says Historian -"A spectacle is guaranteed on Thursday when Obama gives his speech, but the more serious question is: How will the United States define its relationship to a Europe that has dramatically changed since the days of the Cold War.... For Obama, I think Berlin is a reference to old Europe, and giving a speech in Berlin is a way to tell Europeans that he's interested in developing a unified approach to global challenges, such as terrorism and global warming, that affect us all.... And now Obama gets his turn on this stage, yet in a very different Germany, 19 years after the Wall came down. - http://www.newswise.com, 7-23-08
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

  • Ken Burns: PBS to air his national parks series next year - AP, 7-13-08
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Politics The Leaders We Deserved (And a Few We Didn't): Rethinking the Presidential Rating Game Author: Alvin Felzenberg - Monday, July 28 @ 5:45am ET - C-Span2, BookTV
  • PBS: History Ditectives, PBS - Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 9pm ET
  • History Channel:"The Lost Pyramid," Monday, July 28, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Lost Worlds: The Real Dracula," Monday, July 28, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"History's Mysteries: Japan's Mysterious Pyramids," Monday, July 28, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Prehistoric Monsters Revealed," Monday, July 28, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"History's Mysteries: Ancient Monster Hunters," Monday, July 28, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"How Life Began," Tuesday, July 29, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"How the Earth Was Made," Tuesday, July 29, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Jurassic Fight Club: Cannibal Dinosaur," Tuesday, July 29, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Mega Disasters: Noah's Great Flood," Tuesday, July 29, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Alaska: Dangerous Territory," Wednesday, July 30, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Tougher In Alaska: Gold Mining," Wednesday, July 30, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Kennedys: The Curse of Power," Thursday, July 31, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Snipers: One Shot--One Kill," Thursday, July 31, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Mysterious Disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa," Thursday, July 31, @ 5pm ET/PT
SELLING BIG (NYT):

SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • David Maraniss: ROME 1960 #13 -- (3 weeks on list) - 8-3-08
FUTURE RELEASES:

FUTURE RELEASES:

  • Jonathan Harris: The Split in Stalin's Secretariat, 1939-1948, July 28, 2008
  • Noah Andre Trudeau: Southern Storm: Sherman's March to the Sea, August 5, 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
  • Mary C. Henderson: The Story of 42nd Street: The Theatres, Shows, Characters, and Scandals of the World's Most Notorious Street (First Edition), September 2, 2008
  • Paul Douglas Lockhart: The Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army, September 9, 2008
  • Jeffry D. Wert: Cavalryman of the Lost Cause: A Biography of J. E. B. Stuart, September 23, 2008
  • Harold Holzer: Lincoln: President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Winter of Secession, 1860-1861, October 7, 2008
  • David Hackett Fischer: Champlain's Dream, October 14, 2008
  • Carlo D'Este: Warlord: A Life of Winston Churchill at War, 1874-1945, November 11, 2008
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