|BIGGEST STORIES: King Herod Discovered|
|BIGGEST STORIES: Jamestown 400th|
- Michael Beschloss: Jamestown, Virginia: How To Make History Cool -
- Jamestown Uncovered
Historian Michael Beschloss on the un-Disnyfied story behind Jamestown -
|HNN STATS THIS WEEK:|
|THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:||This Week in History:|
- 05-14-1796 - Edward Jenner administered the first smallpox vaccine to 8-year-old James Phipps.
- 05-14-1804 - The Lewis and Clark expedition set out from St. Louis.
- 05-14-1904 - The Olympic Games were held in the United States for the first time, in St. Louis, Missouri.
- 05-14-1948 - British rule in Palestine came to an end as The Jewish National Council proclaimed the State of Israel. Within hours, Israel was under attack from Arab forces.
- 05-14-1955 - The Warsaw Pact was signed by the Soviet Union and seven other Communist bloc countries. It finally dissolved in 1991.
- 05-14-1973 - Skylab, the United States' first space station, was launched into orbit.
- 05-15-1862 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture was created by an act of Congress.
- 05-15-1911 - The Standard Oil Company, headed by John D. Rockefeller, was ordered dissolved by the Supreme Court, under the Sherman Antitrust Act.
- 05-15-1918 - The first air mail route in the U.S. was established between New York and Washington, DC, with a stop at Philadelphia.
- 05-15-1972 - Alabama Governor George Wallace was shot and crippled as he campaigned for the presidency.
- 05-15-1988 - The Soviet Union began to withdraw its estimated 115,000 troops from Afghanistan.
- 05-16-1770 - Marie Antoinette married the future King Louis XVI of France.
- 05-16-1868 - The first ballot on one of 11 articles of impeachment in the U.S. Senate failed to convict President Andrew Johnson.
- 05-16-1929 - The first Academy Awards were given on this night. The term, Oscars, was not used to describe the statuettes given to actors and actresses until 1931.
- 05-16-1991 - Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to address the United States Congress.
- 05-16-1997 - President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire ended 32 years of autocratic rule when rebel forces led by Laurent Kabila expelled him from the country.
- 05-17-1792 - The New York Stock Exchange was established when a group of 24 brokers and merchants met by a tree on what is now Wall Street and signed the Buttonwood Agreement.
- 05-17-1875 - The first Kentucky Derby was held at Churchill Downs, in Louisville, Kentucky.
- 05-17-1954 - The Supreme Court ruled unanimously against segregation in schools in Brown v. Board of Education.
- 05-17-1973 - Televised Watergate hearings opened, headed by North Carolina senator Sam Ervin.
- 05-17-1987 - An Iraqi warplane attacked the U.S.S. Stark in the Persian Gulf, killing 37 American sailors and wounding 62.
- 05-17-1997 - Laurent Kabila declared himself president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- 05-18-1642 - The city of Montreal was founded by the French.
- 05-18-1804 - Napoleon Bonaparte was proclaimed Emperor of France by the French Senate.
- 05-18-1896 - The Supreme Court affirmed racial segregation in Plessy v. Ferguson as"separate but equal."
- 05-18-1980 - Mount St. Helens, in Washington state, erupted after being dormant for 123 years.
- 05-18-1994 - Israeli troops withdrew from the Gaza strip after three decades of occupation and Palestinians took over.
- 05-18-2000 - A bill was finally passed that removed the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse.
- 05-18-2004 - Sonia Gandhi stunned her party, the Indian National Congress, by refusing to accept the prime ministership of India.
- 05-19-1536 - Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII, was beheaded.
- 05-19-1588 - The 130-ship-strong Spanish Armada set sail for England; it was defeated in August.
- 05-19-1643 - The colonies of Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut, and New Harbor met to form the New England Confederation.
- 05-19-1921 - Congress passed the Emergency Quota Act, establishing national quotas for immigrants.
- 05-19-1935 - British author and soldier, T. E. Lawrence, also known as"Lawrence of Arabia," died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash.
- 05-19-1962 - Marilyn Monroe sang"Happy Birthday" to president John F. Kennedy.
- 05-19-1992 - The 27th Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibited Congress from giving itself midterm pay raises, went into effect.
- 05-19-1994 - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died in New York.
- 05-20-1506 - Christopher Columbus died in Spain.
- 05-20-1861 - North Carolina voted to secede from the Union.
- 05-20-1927 - Charles Lindbergh began the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight, departing from Long Island aboard the Spirit of Saint Louis.
- 05-20-1932 - Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
- 05-20-1961 - A mob attacked a busload of"freedom riders" in Montgomery, Ala., setting the bus on fire.
- 05-20-1996 - In a 6-3 vote, the Supreme Court rejected a Colorado measure banning laws that protect homosexuals from discrimination.
- 05-20-2002 - East Timor became the newest nation.
|IN THE NEWS:|
- Shaul Bakhash: MESA protests Iran's arrest of his wife -
Informed Comment (Blog), 5-12-07
- Top Nebaska H.S. History Teacher Shown the Door After Showing Baghdad ER -
The Progressive, 5-11-07
- Hatem Bazian: Campus Watch goes after him -
Campus Watch, 5-10-07
- Ken Burns: Under pressure, decides to integrate Hispanic voices into his WW II film after all -
Press Release -- American GI Forum and HACR, 5-10-07
- Manan Ahmed: AHA approves panel after he includes a woman -
Scott Jaschik at the website of Inside Higher Ed, 5-10-07
- Raul Hilberg and Avi Shlaim: Speak out in defense of the Holocaust scholarship of Norman Finkelstein -
Democracy Now, 5-9-07
- Dee Brown: HBO movie based on his book distorts history -
- Shaul Bakhash: Iranians arrest his wife -
- Martin Gilbert and Henry Kissinger: Only 2 historians invited to the state dinner with the queen of England -
- Michael Beschloss: Newsweek cover story built around his new book -
HNN Staff (5-14-07)
- Allen Weinstein: Uses position to draw attention to National History Day -
National Archives, 5-8-07
- Ramachandra Guha: Indian historian defends Pakistan claim on Kashmir -
|REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:|
- MARK ATWOOD LAWRENCE on Robert Dallek: The Odd Couple
NIXON AND KISSINGER Partners in Power
- E. Howard Hunt with Greg Aunapu. Foreword by William F. Buckley Jr.:
Watergate Warrior AMERICAN SPY
My Secret History in the CIA, Watergate, and Beyond -
- Margaret MacMillan on Robert Dallek: The World in Their Hands A historian examines a combative collaboration
NIXON AND KISSINGER Partners in Power -
- Daniel Jonah Goldhagen on Saul Friedländer: The War Years
A scholar who survived the Nazis completes his life's work
THE YEARS OF EXTERMINATION Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945
- Molly O'Neill: A moveable feast of essays, memoirs, fiction -- all focused on food
AMERICAN FOOD WRITING An Anthology with Classic Recipes
- Various new publications on Slavery and Its Legacies
- Krisztian Ungvary: New book highlights WWII atrocities -
- Lynn Hunt: Her new book on human rights is praised -
Gary Bass in the New Republic, 5-3-07
|SPOTTED & SPEAKING EVENTS CALENDAR:|
|HONORED, AWARDED, AND APPOINTMENTS:|
|ON TV:||History Listings This Week:|
- C-Span2, Book TV : History on Book TV: Harriet Washington,"Medical Apartheid: The Dark History Of Medical Experimentation
On Black Americans From Colonial Times To The Present" on
Sunday, May 13 at 12:00pm
- PBS: The American Experience:"ALEXANDER HAMILTON Revealed"
Monday, May 13, 2007 at 9pm ET -
- History Channel:"Hippies"
Sunday, May 13, @ 8pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :04 - Scotland's Sin City"
Sunday, May 13, @ 10pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :06 - Rome's Hidden Empire"
Sunday, May 13, @ 11pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Save Our History :Secrets of Jamestown"
Monday, May 14, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Save Our History :Godspeed to Jamestown,"
Monday, May 14, @ 3pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Decoding The Past :Presidential Prophecies,"
Monday, May 14, @ 4pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Investigating History :The JFK Assassination,"
Monday, May 14, @ 5pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Man, Moment, Machine :JFK & the Crisis Crusader,"
Monday, May 14, @ 6pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :07 - Catacombs of Death,"
Monday, May 14, @ 9pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Digging For The Truth :The Da Vinci Code: Bloodlines,"
Monday, May 14, @ 10pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"The Bible Code: Predicting Armageddon,"
Monday, May 14, @ 11pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Fort Knox: Secrets Revealed,"
Tuesday, May 15, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Ku Klux Klan: A Secret History,"
Tuesday, May 15, @ 8pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Godfathers,"
Wednesday, May 16, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Las Vegas,"
Wednesday, May 16, @ 4pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Hell: The Devil's Domain,"
Thursday, May 17, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"History's Mysteries :Alaska's Bermuda Triangle,"
Thursday, May 17, @ 4pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"History's Mysteries :The Mysteries of Devil's Triangles,"
Thursday, May 17, @ 5pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Modern Marvels :The Colosseum,"
Thursday, May 17, @ 7pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :07 - Catacombs of Death,"
Thursday, May 17, @ 3pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Deep Sea Detectives :The Death of the Edmund Fitzgerald,"
Friday, May 18, @ 4pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Special : Warrior Queen Boudica,"
Friday, May 18, @ 8pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Mega Movers," Marathon
Saturday, May 19, @ 2-7pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Special : The Templar Code,"
Saturday, May 19, @ 8pm ET/PT
- History Channel:" The States :05 - Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Hawaii, South Carolina, Montana,"
Saturday, May 19, @ 10pm ET/PT
|SELLING BIG (NYT):|
- Walter Isaacson: EINSTEIN HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE
#1 (3 weeks on list) -
- Robert Dallek: NIXON AND KISSINGER
- Hermione Lee: EDITH WHARTON
- Peter Heather: The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History of Rome
and the Barbarians, (Oxford University Press), May 2007
- Jean Edward Smith, FDR, (Random House Publishing Group),
May 15, 2007
- Robert Service: Comrades!: A History of World Communism,
(Harvard University Press), May 15, 2007
- Kieran Doherty: Sea Venture: Shipwreck, Survival, and the Salvation of
the First English Colony in the New World, (St. Martin's Press), May 15 2007
- Susan Dunn: Dominion of Memories: Jefferson, Madison, and the Decline
of Virginia, (Perseus Publishing), May 2007
- Ronald Reagan: The Reagan Diaries, (HarperCollins Publishers),
May 22, 2007
- Elizabeth Drew: Richard M. Nixon: The 37th President, 1969-1974,
(Times Books), May 28, 2007
- Kevin P. Spicer: Antisemitism, Christian Ambivalence, and the Holocaust
(Indiana University Press), May 28, 2007
- Gabor Boritt (Editor): Slavery, Resistance, Freedom,
(Oxford University Press, USA), June 2007
- William C. Davis: Virginia at War 1862
(Editor) (University Press of Kentucky), June 2007
- Jack Valenti: This Time, This Place: My Life in War, the White House,
and Hollywood, (Crown Publishing Group), June 5, 2007
- Steve Vogel: The Pentagon: A History,
(Random House Publishing Group), June 5, 2007
- Amity Shlaes: The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression,
HarperCollins Publishers, June 12, 2007
- Orville Vernon Burton: The Age of Lincoln,
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux), June 12, 2007
- Brian K. Bugge: The Mystique of Conspiracy: Oswald, Castro, and the CIA,
(Provocative Ideas), June 28, 2007
- Kathryn C. Statler: Replacing France: The Origins of American Intervention
in Vietnam, (University Press of Kentucky) July 28, 2007