PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:
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|THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:|
- 04-13-1975 - Civil War began in Lebanon when gunmen killed 4 Christian Phalangists who retaliated by killing 27 Palestinians.
- 04-14-1775 - Benjamin Rush was among those who founded the first American antislavery society.
- 04-14-1828 - Noah Webster copyrighted the first edition of his dictionary.
- 04-14-1860 - The first pony express rider reached his destination of San Francisco. He left St. Joseph, Mo., on April 3.
- 04-14-1865 - Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
- 04-14-1912 - Titanic hit the iceberg that would sink her the next morning.
- 04-15-1861 - In response to the attack on Fort Sumter three days earlier, President Abraham Lincoln declared a state of insurrection and called out Union troops.
- 04-15-1912 - Titanic sank off the coast of Newfoundland on its maiden voyage after it struck an iceberg.
- 04-15-1920 - A paymaster and guard were murdered in Braintree, Mass. Sacco and Vanzetti were accused of the crime.
- 04-15-1945 - Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen was liberated by Canadian and British forces.
- 04-16-1746 - The Jacobite uprising in England ends when Charles"Bonnie Prince
Charlie" Stuart is defeated by the Duke of Cumberland.
- 04-16-1917 - Lenin returned to Russia after 10 years in exile in
- 04-16-1947 - Financier Bernard Baruch coined the term" cold war"
in a speech in South Carolina.
- 04-16-1972 - China sent President Nixon two giant pandas as a gift.
- 04-17-1790 - Benjamin Franklin, U.S. patriot, diplomat, and a signer of the
Declaration of Independence, died in Philadelphia.
- 04-17-1895 - The Sino-Japanese War ended with the signing of the Treaty of
- 04-17-1961 - Supported by the U.S. government, 1,500 exiles made the
unsuccessful Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba.
- 04-17-1969 - Sirhan Sirhan was convicted for the murder of
Robert F. Kennedy.
- 04-17-1970 - The Apollo 13 astronauts safely splashed down after their
- 04-17-1975 - Phnom Penh fell to the Khmer Rouge, ending the five year
- 04-18-1775 - Paul Revere rode from Charlestown to Lexington to warn
Massachusetts colonists of the arrival of British troops during the American
- 04-18-1906 - The Great San Francisco Earthquake destroyed over 4 sq mi.
and killed over 500 people.
- 04-18-1978 - The U.S. Senate voted to hand over the Panama Canal to
Panamanian control on Dec. 31, 1999.
- 04-18-2002 - Afghanistan's former king, Mohammad Zahir Shah, returned
after 29 years in exile.
- 04-19-1775 - The"shot heard around the world" was fired. Colonial Minute
Men took on British Army regulars at Lexington and Concord, Mass., starting the
- 04-19-1824 - Lord Byron died of a fever while helping the Greeks fight
- 04-19-1882 - Naturalist Charles Darwin, developer of the theory of evolution, died.
- 04-19-1933 - The United States went off the gold standard.
- 04-19-1943 - The Warsaw ghetto uprising began, one of the first mass
rebellions against the Nazis.
- 04-19-1993 - The siege at Waco, Texas, ended when FBI moved into the
Branch Davidian compound with tear gas and cult members set fire to the compound
killing over 80 people.
- 04-19-1995 - The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Okla.,
was destroyed by a car bomb. 168 people, including 19 children were killed in the
worst terrorist attack in U.S. history up to that time.
- 04-19-2005 - Germany's Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger became Pope Benedict XVI.
- 04-20-1769 - Ottawa Indian chief Pontiac murdered.
- 04-20-1841 - The first detective story, Edgar Allen Poe's Murders in
the Rue Morgue was published.
- 04-20-1971 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the practice of busing for
- 04-20-1999 - Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold went on a shooting spree at
Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo. 14 students (including the shooters)
and 1 teacher were killed; 23 others were wounded.
|IN THE NEWS:|
IN THE NEWS:
- University of Richmond celebrates Edward Ayers' presidential inauguration -
- Historians help N-Y Historical Society raise $1.7 million -
NY Sun, 4-7-08
- Edwin Lewinson: Blind historian heading to jail for civil disobediance protest -
- Antiquities under Siege: Cultural Heritage Protection after the Iraq War -
Press Release, 4-7-08
|REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:|
REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:
- RICHARD BROOKHISER on Steven Waldman: Religious Intent
FOUNDING FAITH Providence, Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in America -
- Philip Shenon: A Lack of Intelligence
THE COMMISSION The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation -
- Philip Shenon: THE COMMISSION The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation, First Chapter -
- Douglas A. Blackmon: WSJ reporter in new book says slavery didn't end with the Civi War -
What Emancipation Didn't Stop After All
SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans From the Civil War to World War II
Janet Maslin in the NYT, 4-10-08
- Wilson Smith and Thomas Bender: Updating Hofstadter, they produce a new collection of documents on higher ed
American Higher Education Transformed, 1940-2005 -
Inside Higher Ed, 4-10-08
- Rick Perlstein: First review is in of Nixonland ... Wins praise in Atlantic -
Ross Douthat in the Atlantic Monthly, 5-1-08
- A quiet revolution at Harvard The new president, Drew Faust, prefers to work out of the limelight,
says Joanna Walters -
Guardian, UK, 4-8-08
- Marvin Dunn: Historian Unsatisfied with Fla. Apology for Slavery:
The apology is a meaningless act that only a dolt or outright racist would oppose. It cost the state nothing and
of course, there was not a word about the thorny question of reparations. As one of the African Americans to
whom the apology was aimed, it was not enough." -
- David A. Hollinger: Says academic freedom is threatened -
Chronicle of Higher Ed, 4-7-08
|HONORED / AWARDED / APPOINTED:|
HONORED, AWARDED, APPOINTED:
- McLean County Museum of History offers look into Lincoln Legacy
Starting May 12, students can take a tour to Springfield to learn more about President Abraham Lincoln -
Daily Vidette, IL, 3-26-08
- April 16, 2008: Historian to Discuss East Germany under Communist Rule at SUNY Cortland -
SUNY Cortland News, 4-11-08
- April 16, 2008: Holocaust historian to kick off Stetson University series -
Peter Black, senior historian at the United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Hall Chapel, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, Florida -
Daytona Beach News-Journal, FL, 4-14-08
- April 24-26, 2008: Bernard Lewis: Will Deliver Keynote Speech at ASMEA's Annual Conference at the
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Press Release--ASMEA, 4-10-08
- April 24-27, 2008: Conference: Columbia 1968 and the World -
- May-September 2008: Elizabeth Brand Monroe, Deborah A. Lee, Lectures Showcase Leesburg's
History for 250th Anniversary -
- 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
- History Channel:"Bible Battles,"
Tuesday, April 8, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Biblical Disasters :Biblical Disasters,"
Tuesday, April 8, @ 4pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Mega Disasters :The Next Pompeii?,"
Tuesday, April 15, @ 6pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"The Naked Archaeologist :The Would Be Messiah/The Search for St. Peter,"
Tuesday, April 15, @ 11pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"The Universe : Beyond the Big Bang,"
Wednesday, April 16, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"The Universe :Secrets of the Sun,"
Wednesday, April 16, @ 4pm ET/PT
- History Channel:" The Universe :Spaceship Earth,"
Thursday, April 17, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"The Universe :Jupiter: The Giant Planet"
Thursday, April 17, @ 3pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"The Universe :Alien Galaxies"
Thursday, April 17, @ 4pm ET/PT
- History Channel:" The Universe :The Moon"
Thursday, April 17, @ 5pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :New York: Secret Societies,"
Thursday, April 17, @ 10pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Street Gangs: A Secret History,"
Friday, April 18, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"History's Mysteries :Five Points Gangs,"
Friday, April 18, @ 4pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Battle 360 :D-Day in the Pacific,"
Friday, April 18, @ 10pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"How the Earth Was Made,"
Saturday, April 19, @ 5pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Crime Wave: 18 Months of Mayhem,"
Saturday, April 19, @ 8pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey,"
Saturday, April 19, @ 10pm ET/PT
|SELLING BIG (NYT):|
SELLING BIG (NYT):
- Max Hastings: RETRIBUTION
#12 -- (3 weeks on list)-
- Jonah Goldberg: LIBERAL FASCISM
- Tony Judt: Reappraisals: Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century, April 17, 2008
- 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