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September 22 & 29, 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:

    On This Day in History....

  • 30/09/1199 - Rambam (Maimonides) authorizes Samuel Ibn Tibbon to translate Guide of Perplexed from Arabic into Hebrew
  • 30/09/1452 - 1st book published, Johann Guttenberg's Bible
  • 30/09/1777 - Congress, flees to York Pa, as British forces advance
  • 30/09/1787 - 1st US voyage around the world - Columbia leaves Boston
  • 30/09/1805 - Napoleons army draws into the Rhine
  • 30/09/1864 - Black Soldiers given Medal of Honor
  • 30/09/1946 - 22 Nazi leaders found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg
  • 30/09/1953 - Earl Warren appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
  • 30/09/1962 - James Meredith registers for classes at University of Mississippi; JFK routes 3,000 federal troops to Mississippi
  • 01/10/1791 - 1st session of new French legislative assembly
  • 01/10/1768 - English troops under general Gauge lands in Boston
  • 01/10/1867 - Karl Marx'"Das Kapital," published
  • 01/10/1948 - Calif Supreme Court voids state statue banning interracial marriages
  • 01/10/1958 - Inauguration of NASA
  • 02/10/1187 - Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders
  • 02/10/1535 - Jacques Cartier discovers Mount Royal (Montreal)
  • 02/10/1833 - NY Anti-Slavery Society organized
  • 02/10/1861 - Former VP John C Breckinridge flees Kentucky
  • 02/10/1870 - Italy annexes Rome and Papal States; Rome made Italian capital
  • 02/10/1967 - Thurgood Marshall sworn in as 1st black Supreme Court Justice
  • 03/10/1789 - Washington proclaims 1st national Thanksgiving Day on Nov 26
  • 03/10/1863 - Lincoln designates last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day
  • 03/10/1922 - Rebecca Felton of Georgia becomes 1st woman in Senate
  • 03/10/1941 - Nazi's blow up 6 synagoges in Paris
  • 03/10/1942 - FDR forms Office of Economic Stabilization
  • 03/10/1974 - Watergate trial begins
  • 03/10/1990 - East Germany and West Germany merge to become Germany
  • 04/10/1636 - In Massachusetts the Plymouth Colony's 1st law drafted
  • 04/10/1648 - Peter Stuyvesant establishes Americas 1st volunteer firemen
  • 04/10/1777 - Gen George Washington's troops attacked British at Germantown Pa
  • 04/10/1854 - Abraham Lincoln made his 1st political speech at Illinois State Fair
  • 04/10/1864 - National black convention meets (Syracuse NY)
  • 04/10/1864 - New Orleans Tribune, 1st black daily newspaper, forms
  • 04/10/1880 - University of California founded in Los Angeles
  • 05/10/1582 - Gregorian calendar introduced in Italy, other Catholic countries
  • 05/10/1796 - Spain declares war on England
  • 05/10/1813 - Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British
  • 05/10/1862 - Federal fleet occupies Galveston, Texas
  • 05/10/1947 - 1st Presidential address televised from White House-HS Truman
  • 05/10/1953 - Earl Warren sworn in as 14th chief justice of US
  • 05/10/1970 - Quebec separatists kidnap British trade commissioner James Cross
  • 06/10/1683 - 13 Mennonite families from Germany found Germantown Pa (Phila)
  • 06/10/1781 - Americans and French begin siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown; last battle of Revolutionary War
  • 06/10/1944 - Canadians free Austria
  • 06/10/1945 - Gen Eisenhower welcomed in Hague (on Hitler's train)
  • 06/10/1949 - Pres Truman signs Mutual Defense Assistance Act (for NATO)
  • 06/10/1961 - JFK advises Americans to build fallout shelters
  • 06/10/1973 - Yom Kippur War begins as Syria and Egypt attack Israel
  • 06/10/1976 - Pres Ford says there is"no Soviet domination in Eastern Europe"
  • 06/10/1996 - Bob Dole and Pres Bill Clinton meet in their 1st debate
  • 07/10/1579 - English royal marriage of queen Elizabeth I to duke of Anjou
  • 07/10/1690 - English attack Quebec under Louis de Buade
  • 07/10/1763 - George III of Great Britain issues Proclamation of 1763, closing lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlement
  • 07/10/1765 - Stamp Act Congress convenes in NY
  • 07/10/1777 - Americans beat Brits in 2nd Battle of Saratoga and Battle of Bemis Hts
  • 07/10/1780 - British defeated by American militia near Kings Mountain, SC
  • 07/10/1868 - Cornell University (Ithaca NY) open
  • 07/10/1886 - Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba
  • 07/10/1944 - Uprising at Birkenau concentration camp, Uprising at Auschwitz, Jews burn down crematoriums
  • 07/10/1960 - 2nd JFK and Richard Nixon debate
  • 07/10/1963 - JFK signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty
  • 07/10/1991 - Law Professor Anita Hill accuses Supreme nominee Clarence Thomas of making sexually inappropriate comments to her
IN THE NEWS:

IN THE NEWS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

OP-EDs:

OP-EDs & LETTERS:

  • Andrew Roberts: Discovered extraordinary secret documents recording every Cabinet conversation of Churchill - Telegraph, UK, 9-19-08
BLOGS:

BLOGS:

PROFILED:

PROFILED:

INTERVIEWS:

INTERVIEWS:

  • Annette Gordon-Reed: 'Monticello' Tells Untold Story Of Sally Hemings - NPR, 9-22-08
FEATURES:

FEATURES:

  • Conservatives recruiting historians on campus to establish academic beachheads for their ideas - NYT, 9-21-08
QUOTED:

QUOTED:

  • Richard Norton Smith, a historian at George Mason University, said that for much of American history before Roosevelt's election in 1932, presidents were not expected to respond to economic troubles. But after banks collapsed during the devastating stock market crash in September 1929, the United States entered the Great Depression and a worldwide economic downturn ensued. When Roosevelt was elected, he enacted the New Deal, a series of government reforms and programs aimed at improving the economy."It redefined the relationship of most citizens to their government, he created a safety net. Before that banks and Wall Street were unregulated," Smith said. On the other end of the government involvement scale, Republican President Ronald Reagan in 1980 was part of a movement to decrease the influence of the federal government in people's lives. Reagan, who was in office until 1988, focused on cutting taxes and reducing Washington D.C.'s regulation of business."The Reagan revolution was an effort to empower state (governments) to attack the same social ills that Washington tried to take care of," Smith said. - PBS Newshour, 9-23-08
  • David Sicilia: Too Bad Greenspan Wasn't So Blunt in Office - University of Maryland website, 9-15-08
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

HONORED / AWARDED / APPOINTED:

HONORED, AWARDED, APPOINTED:

EXHIBITS / WEBSITES:

EXHIBITS / WEBSITES:

SPOTTED:

SPOTTED:

CALENDAR:

CALENDAR:

  • October 18, 2008: History buffs and students alike are encouraged to attend"The Legacy of Stones River: Pathways to Freedom" in Murfreesboro, an Oct. 18 symposium focusing on the demise of slavery during the Civil War and feature distinguished speakers. - Murfreesboro Post, TN, 9-15-08
ON TV:

    ON TV: History Listings This Week

  • The Weather Channel's original program:"When Weather Changed History": Season 2 debuts October 5 with an episode dedicated to the Chicago Fire of 1871. Repeats of Season 1 are on Every Sunday at 9pmET with re-airings through out the week. - When Weather Changed History
  • Ken Burns: PBS to air his national parks series next year - AP, 7-13-08
  • History Channel:"How the Earth Was Made," Monday, September 29, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Universe: Life and Death of a Star," Monday, September 29, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Rumrunners, Moonshiners and Bootleggers," Monday, September 29, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Alaska: Dangerous Territory," Tuesday, September 30, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Tougher In Alaska," Marathon Tuesday, September 30, @ 4-7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Ancient Discoveries: Ships," Tuesday, September 30, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Kennedys: The Curse of Power," Wednesday, October 1, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Weird U.S.: Weird Underworld," Wednesday, October 1, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"MonsterQuest: Lake Monsters of the North," Wednesday, October 1, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Jurassic Fight Club: Ice Age Monsters," Wednesday, October 1, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Real Tomb Hunters: Snakes, Curses, and Booby Traps," Thursday, October 2, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld: 10 - Beneath Vesuvius," Thursday, October 2, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld: New York: Secret Societies," Thursday, October 2, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld: Underground Apocalypse," Thursday, October 2, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Secret Access: Air Force One," Thursday, October 2, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Street Gangs: A Secret History: Street Gangs: A Secret History," Friday, October 3, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Gangland: 06 - Kings of New York," Friday, October 3, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Jurassic Fight Club," Marathon, Saturday, October 4, @ 2-5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Super City: New York," Saturday, October 4, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Ku Klux Klan: A Secret History: Ku Klux Klan: A Secret History," Saturday, October 4, @ 8pm ET/PT
SELLING BIG (NYT):

SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Bob Woodward: THE WAR WITHIN #2 -- (2 weeks on list) - 10-5-08
  • Andrew Bacevich: THE LIMITS OF POWER #3 -- (6 weeks on list) - 10-5-08
  • David Freddoso: THE CASE AGAINST BARACK OBAMA #12 -- (7 weeks on list) - 10-5-08
  • Jerome R. Corsi: THE OBAMA NATION #14 -- (8 weeks on list) - 10-5-08
  • Thomas Frank: THE WRECKING CREW #32 - 10-5-08
FUTURE RELEASES:

FUTURE RELEASES:

  • Tom Chaffin: The H. L. Hunley: The Secret Hope of the Confederacy, September 30, 2008
  • James M. McPherson: Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief, October 7, 2008
  • Jeff Belanger: Who's Haunting the White House?: The President's Mansion and the Ghosts Who Live There, October 7, 2008
  • David Hackett Fischer: Champlain's Dream, October 14, 2008
  • Joe Hilley: Sarah Palin: A New Kind of Leader, October 16, 2008
  • Harold Holzer: Lincoln: President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Winter of Secession, 1860-1861, October 21, 2008
  • Laurence Bergreen: Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu, October 21, 2008
  • H. W. Brands: Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, November 4, 2008
  • Carlo D'Este: Warlord: A Life of Winston Churchill at War, 1874-1945, November 11, 2008
  • Jon Meacham, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, November 11, 2008
  • Gary May: John Tyler: The American Presidents Series: The 10th President, 1841-1845, December 9, 2008
  • George S. McGovern: Abraham Lincoln: The American Presidents Series: The 16th President, 1861-1865, December 23, 2008
DEPARTED:

DEPARTED:

  • William Woodruff: Economic historian who received a wider audience for his memoirs of an impoverished childhood in Blackburn - Telegraph (UK), 9-24-08
  • John Taylor, 87, Specialist on Military at Archives, Is Dead - NYT, 9-23-08
  • Georgi Kitov: Excavated Thrace, Dies at 65 - NYT, 9-17-08


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