History Buzz: June 2008

History Buzz

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Ms. Goodman is the Editor/Features Editor at HNN. She has a Masters in Library and Information Studies from McGill University, and has done graduate work in history at Concordia University.

June 23, 2008

CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

  • NEW BLOG: : A complete roundup of what Historians are saying about the campaign this week.
  • Allan Lichtman: The (Non-Electoral) Case for the Obama-Clinton Ticket – Britannica Blog, 6-17-08
  • John Hope Franklin Calls Obama Success “Amazing” – NPR, 6-20-08
BIGGEST STORIES:

BIGGEST STORIES:

  • Allan R. Millett has been selected to receive the 2008 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. The $100,000 honorarium, citation and medallion, sponsored by the Chicago-based Tawani Foundation, will be presented at the Library’s annual Liberty Gala on October 4, 2008 at Chicago’s Drake Hotel. – Pritzker Military Library, 6-23-08
  • Robert Dallek: Weighing Bush’s View of His Own Legacy – 6-17-08
TOP YOUNG HISTORIANS:

TOP YOUNG HISTORIANS:

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

    On This Day in History….

  • 06-23-1611 – Henry Hudson set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers on his ship Discovery and never seen again
  • 06-23-1683 – William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians in Pennsylvania; only treaty “not sworn to, nor broken”
  • 06-23-1776 – Final draft of Declaration of Independence submitted to US Congress
  • 06-23-1860 – Congress establishes Government Printing Office, US Secret Service created
  • 06-23-1888 – Frederick Douglass is 1st African-American nominated for president
  • 06-23-1919 – Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Assn (UNIA) incorporates
  • 06-23-1947 – Truman’s veto of Taft-Hartley Act overridden by congress
  • 06-23-1972 – Nixon and Haldeman agree to use CIA to cover up Watergate
  • 06-24-1509 – Henry VIII was crowned king of England.
  • 06-24-1647 – Early American feminist Margaret Brent demanded a seat and vote in the Maryland Assembly, but was ejected from that body.
  • 06-24-1675 – King Philip’s War, the most devastating war between the colonists and Indians, began with Indians attacking the Swansea (Mass.) settlement.
  • 06-24-1908 – The 22nd and 24th president of the United States, Grover Cleveland, died in Princeton, N.J.
  • 06-24-1947 – Kenneth Arnold, an American pilot, reported seeing strange objects near Mt. Rainier, Washington. He described them as “saucers skipping across the water,” hence the term “flying saucers” was born.
  • 06-24-1948 – The Soviet Union began a blockade of Berlin. Allied forces responded with what would be known as the Berlin Airlift flying in more than 2 million tons of supplies over the next year.
  • 06-24-1997 – The U.S. Air Force released The Roswell Report, closing the case on the 1947 Roswell, N.M. incident concerning UFOs and alien bodies.
  • 06-25-1788 – Virginia became the 10th state in the Union.
  • 06-25-1876 – Lt. Col. George A. Custer and all his men were killed by Sioux and Cheyanne Indians at the Battle of Little Bighorn in Montana.
  • 06-25-1950 – Communist North Korean troops invaded South Korea, beginning the Korean War.
  • 06-25-1951 – The first commercial color TV program was transmitted by CBS from New York to Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington, DC.
  • 06-25-1991 – Croatia and Slovenia proclaimed their independence from Yugoslavia, beginning the Yugoslavian civil war.
  • 06-26-1819 – The bicycle was patented by W. K. Clarkson.
  • 06-26-1843 – Hong Kong was proclaimed a British crown colony.
  • 06-26-1906 – The first Grand Prix motor race was held in Le Mans, France.
  • 06-26-1959 – The St. Lawrence Seaway, connecting the Great Lakes and the Atlantic, was opened
  • 06-26-1963 – President John Kennedy gave his, “Ich bin ein Berliner” (I am a Berliner) speech in West Berlin.
  • 06-26-1976 – The CN tower in Toronto opened, the world’s tallest free-standing structure.
  • 06-27-1844 – Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints founder Joseph Smith was murdered by a mob in Carthage, Ill.
  • 06-27-1898 – Joshua Slocum became the first person to successfully circumnavigate the earth alone when he landed his sloop Spray in Newport, R.I., a 46,000-mile trip.
  • 06-27-1950 – President Harry S. Truman ordered the Air Force and Navy into the Korean War.
  • 06-27-1954 – The world’s first atomic power station opened at Obninsk, near Moscow.
  • 06-27-1969 – Police and gays clashed at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, fostering the gay rights movement.
  • 06-27-1985 – The legendary Route 66, running from Chicago to Santa Monica, Calif., was decertified, the victim of the Interstate Highway System.
  • 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.
IN THE NEWS:

IN THE NEWS:

  • Quentin Skinner: Historian claims prospects of a generation ‘blasted apart’ by PhD cuts – Telegraph, UK, 6-22-08
  • Kentucky Officials Charge Ohio Historian in Case of the Pilfered Rock – NYT, 6-20-08
  • Veteran Exam Reader Is Rejected for Not Having Enough Forms of ID WaPo, 6-19-08
  • Historians invited by Gordon Brown (himself a historian) to dinner in honor of Bush – Times (UK), 6-17-08
REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

  • Richard Holbrooke on Michael Dobbs: Real W.M.D.’s ONE MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear WarNYT, 6-22-08
  • Robert Whitaker: 12 Innocent Men ON THE LAPS OF GODS The Red Summer of 1919 and the Struggle for Justice That Remade a Nation - NYT, 6-22-08
  • Edward Dolnick: The Lying Dutchman THE FORGER’S SPELL A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century NYT, 6-22-08
  • ‘Not My Fault': Essay on Presidential Memoirs – NYT, 6-22-08
  • Pittsburg native Joel Rhodes, Ph.D., has a new book titled ‘A Missouri Railroad Pioneer: The Life of Louis Houck’ – Morning Sun, KS, 6-21-08
  • James G. Hershberg on Michael Dobbs: COLD WAR Tick Tock Toward Armageddon A gritty, suspenseful retelling of the Cuban Missile Crisis. ONE MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear WarWaPo, 6-19-08
  • Michael Hastings, Kimberly Dozier: IRAQ | MEDIA Under Fire Three reporters recount the highs and lows of covering the war I LOST MY LOVE IN BAGHDAD A Modern War Story, BREATHING THE FIRE Fighting to Report — and Survive — the War in Iraq 6-19-08
  • Arthur Herman, Patrick J. Buchanan, John Lukacs, Robert Lloyd George: HISTORY Winston Churchill: Hero or Fool? New books argue that he should have let Hitler go — and India, too. GANDHI & CHURCHILL The Epic Rivalry That Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age, CHURCHILL, HITLER, AND “THE UNNECESSARY WAR” How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World, BLOOD, TOIL, TEARS AND SWEAT The Dire Warning, DAVID & WINSTON How the Friendship Between Churchill and Lloyd George Changed the Course of History6-19-08
  • Rick Perlstein: The NY Sun can’t decide whether to be pro or con about his Nixonland book – HNN Staff, 6-19-08
  • Rick Perlstein & Sean Wilentz: Face-off over Nixon and Reagan (exchange) – Two powerhouse political historians battle it out in The New Republic, 6-19-08
OP-EDs:

OP-EDs:

  • Scott Romine: Walter Hines Page and his 1909 call for Southern reform – News Record (NC), 6-22-08
  • Michael Oren: Says the price of the ceasefire with Hamas may be war – WSJ, 6-19-08
BLOGS:

BLOGS:

PROFILED:

PROFILED:

  • Vanessa Toulmin: Ride of a lifetime: From the fairground to a university career She was brought up on a fairground, and called a ‘gypsy’ and ‘tinker’ at school. Now Vanessa Toulmin is using her early experiences to forge a glittering academic career – Independent, UK, 6-22-08
  • Daniel Yakes: After 42 years, Muskegon Community College professor closing the book – The Muskegon Chronicle, 6-22-08
  • Demetrio Tupac Yupanqui: Scholar’s not-impossible dream: To preserve the language of the Incas – http://www.startribune.com, 6-14-08
  • Passed/Failed: An education in the life of Saul David, historian and broadcaster ‘At my school, 20 of us were cousins’ – Independent, UK, 6-11-08
INTERVIEWS:

INTERVIEWS:

FEATURES:

FEATURES:

QUOTED:

QUOTED:

  • Rivka Shpak-Lissak: Jewish Towns Populated by Arab Late-Comers: “The goal of all the rulers of the Holy Land, from the times of the Romans and onward, was always to rid the Land of the Jews,” she said. “Finally, they succeeded. Many Jews simply left the Land rather than convert to Islam.” – http://www.israelnationalnews.com, 6-16-08
HONORED / AWARDED / APPOINTED:

HONORED, AWARDED, APPOINTED:

EXHIBITS / WEBSITES:

EXHIBITS / WEBSITES:

SPOTTED:

SPOTTED:

CALENDAR:

CALENDAR:

  • June 24, 2008: Michael Dobbs will be online on the WaPo Tuesday, June 24 at 3 p.m. ET to discuss his new book about the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro On the Brink of Nuclear WarWaPo, 6-19-08
  • May-September 2008: Elizabeth Brand Monroe, Deborah A. Lee, Lectures Showcase Leesburg’s History for 250th Anniversary – WaPo, 1-18-08
  • 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
ON TV:

    ON TV: History Listings This Week

  • C-Span2, BookTV: History The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America’s Finest Hour Author: Andrei Cherny – Sunday, June 22 @ 8:00pm ET – C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: History Yeltsin: A Life Author: Timothy Colton – Sunday, June 22 @ 10:00pm ET – C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: History The Age of Impeachment: American Constitutional Culture since 1960 Author: David Kyvig – Monday, June 23 @ 1:00am ET – C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: History If By Sea: The Forging of the American Navy – from the Revolution to the War of 1812 Author: George Daughan – Monday, June 23 @ 4:00am ET – C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: History The Execution of Willie Francis: Race, Murder and the Search for Justice in the American South Author: Gilbert King – Monday, June 23 @ 5:00am ET – C-Span2, BookTV
  • PBS: American Experience: Summer of Love PBS – Monday, June 23, 2008 @ 9pm ET
  • History Channel: “Surviving History: 01 – Surviving History,” Sunday, June 22, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Surviving History: 02 – Surviving History,” Sunday, June 22, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Breaking Vegas,” Monday, June 23, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Making a Buck”, Monday, June 23, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Modern Marvels: Silver Mines”, Monday, June 23, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Modern Marvels: Gold Mines”, Monday, June 23, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “The Lost Pyramid”, Monday, June 23, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Wake Island: The Alamo of the Pacific,” Tuesday, June 24, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Man, Moment, Machine: Doolittle’s Daring Raid,” Tuesday, June 24, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Ancient Discoveries: Ancient Chinese Super Shipse,” Tuesday, June 24, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “The Antichrist,” Wednesday, June 25, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Tsunami 2004: Waves of Death,” Wednesday, June 25, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Modern Marvels: Da Vinci Tech,” Wednesday, June 25, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “MonsterQuest: Ghosts,” Wednesday, June 25, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Andrew Jackson,” Thursday, June 26, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “The States: 08 – Virginia, Ohio, Idaho, Alabama, North Dakota,” Thursday, June 26, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “The States: 09 – Michigan, Tennessee, Maine, Missouri, South Dakota,” Thursday, June 26, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “The States: 10 – Georgia, Colorado, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Maryland/DC,” Thursday, June 26, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Modern Marvels: Civil War Tech,” Thursday, June 26, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Surviving History: 02 – Surviving History,” Thursday, June 26, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “American Eats: History on a Bun,” Friday, June 27, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Life After People,” Saturday, June 28, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “The Lost Pyramid,” Saturday, June 28, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Quest for Dragons,” Saturday, June 28, @ 8pm ET/PT
SELLING BIG (NYT):

SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Patrick J. Buchanan: CHURCHILL, HITLER, AND “THE UNNECESSARY WAR,” #10 — (3 weeks on list) – 6-29-08
  • Thurston Clarke: THE LAST CAMPAIGN #16 (2 weeks on list) – 6-29-08
  • Ted Sorensen: COUNSELOR #23 – 6-29-08
  • Kenneth C. Davis: AMERICA’S HIDDEN HISTORY #27 – 6-29-08
FUTURE RELEASES:

FUTURE RELEASES:

  • Gerald M. Carbone: Nathanael Greene: A Biography of the American Revolution, June 24, 2008
  • Contstance Aerson Clark: God or Gorilla: Images of Evolution in the Jazz Age, June 28, 2008
  • 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
DEPARTED:

DEPARTED:

Posted on Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 9:55 PM

June 16, 2008

CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

TOP YOUNG HISTORIANS:

TOP YOUNG HISTORIANS:

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

    On This Day in History….

  • 06-16-1487 – The Battle of Stoke ended the Wars of the Roses.
  • 06-16-1858 – Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln declared, “a house divided against itself cannot stand.”
  • 06-16-1904 – Events in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses took place on this day, which is celebrated as Bloomsday, for the main character, Leopold Bloom.
  • 06-16-1933 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the National Industrial Recovery Act.
  • 06-16-1963 – Valentina Tereshkova of the USSR became the first woman in space.
  • 06-16-1996 – Russia voted in its first independent presidential election. Boris Yeltsin eventually won in a runoff.
  • 06-16-2004 – The 9/11 Commission determined that Saddam Hussein had no strong links to al-Qaeda, contradicting White House beliefs.
  • 06-17-1775 – The Battle of Bunker Hill took place during the American Revolution.
  • 06-17-1885 – The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere.
  • 06-17-1928 – Amelia Earhart embarked on the first trans-Atlantic flight by a woman.
  • 06-17-1944 – The Republic of Iceland was established.
  • 06-17-1963 – U.S. Supreme Court ruled that no locality may require recitation of Lord’s Prayer or Bible verses in public schools.
  • 06-17-1972 – Burglary of Democratic Party headquarters in Washington, DC, started the Watergate political scandal.
  • 06-17-1994 – O. J. Simpson’s slow-speed chase by the police, watched by millions on TV, ended in his arrest.
  • 06-18-1812 – The War of 1812 began.
  • 06-18-1815 – Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo by British, German, and Dutch forces.
  • 06-18-1873 – Suffragist Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
  • 06-18-1928 – Aviator Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. She completed the flight from Newfoundland to Wales in about 21 hours.
  • 06-18-1948 – The United Nations Commission on Human Rights adopted its International Declaration of Human Rights. The General Assembly would give it final approval on Dec. 10, 1948.
  • 06-18-1983 – Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.
IN THE NEWS:

IN THE NEWS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

OP-EDs:

OP-EDs:

  • Michael Dobbs: Argues that archives restrictions will hamper work like his – WaPo, 6-10-08
BLOGS:

BLOGS:

PROFILED:

PROFILED:

INTERVIEWS:

INTERVIEWS:

  • Rick Shenkman: The Ignorant American Voter Historian Rick Shenkman laments the breed in his new book, “Just How Stupid Are We?” – US News, 6-3-08
FEATURES:

FEATURES:

QUOTED:

QUOTED:

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
  • 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
ON TV:

    ON TV: History Listings This Week

  • C-Span2, BookTV: History Journey Through Hallowed Ground: Birthplace of the American Ideal Authors: Kenneth Garrett; David McCullough – Sunday, June 15 @ 10:00pm ET – C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: After Words: Ted Sorensen author of “Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History” interviewed by Robert Schlesinger, author of “White House Ghosts” – Monday, June 16 @ 12:00am ET – C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: History The Senator & the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland & Fannie Lou Hamer Author: Chris Myers Asch – Monday, June 16 @ 5:00am ET – C-Span2, BookTV
  • PBS: American Experience Eleanor Roosevelt PBS – Monday, June 16, 2008 @ 9pm ET
  • History Channel: “Journey to 10,000 BC,” Monday, June 16, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “How Life Began”, Monday, June 16, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “The Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre,” Tuesday, June 17, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Hillbilly: The Real Story,” Wednesday, June 18, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Last Stand of The 300,” Thursday, June 19, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “How the Earth Was Made,” Saturday, June 21, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “How Life Began,” Saturday, June 21, @ 10pm ET/PT
SELLING BIG (NYT):

SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Patrick J. Buchanan: CHURCHILL, HITLER, AND “THE UNNECESSARY WAR,” #15 — (1 week on list) – 6-22-08
  • Thurston Clarke: THE LAST CAMPAIGN #16 (2 weeks on list) – 6-22-08
  • Ted Sorensen: COUNSELOR #18 – 6-22-08
  • Kenneth C. Davis: AMERICA’S HIDDEN HISTORY #34 – 6-22-08
FUTURE RELEASES:

FUTURE RELEASES:

  • Robert F. Dorr: Hell Hawks!: The Untold Story of the American Fliers Who Savaged Hitler’s Wehrmacht, June 15, 2008
  • Geoff Shepard: Secret Plot to Make Ted Kennedy President: Inside the Real Watergate Conspiracy, June 17, 2008
  • Gerald M. Carbone: Nathanael Greene: A Biography of the American Revolution, June 24, 2008
  • Contstance Aerson Clark: God or Gorilla: Images of Evolution in the Jazz Age, June 28, 2008
  • 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
DEPARTED:

DEPARTED:

Posted on Monday, June 16, 2008 at 1:13 AM

June 9, 2008

CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

BIGGEST STORIES:

BIGGEST STORIES: Robert F. Kennedy, the Assasination 40 Years Later

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

    On This Day in History….

  • 06-09-1898 – China agreed to lease Hong Kong to Britain for 99 years.
  • 06-09-1973 – Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.
  • 06-10-1801 – The Tripolitan War, between the United States and the Barbary States, began.
  • 06-10-1942 – The entire male population of the Czech village of Lidice was massacred in retaliation for the death of Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich.
  • 06-10-1946 – Italy replaced its monarchy with a republic.
  • 06-10-1967 – The Six-Day War between Israel and Syria, Egypt, and Jordan ended.
  • 06-10-1978 – Affirmed won the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown.
  • 06-11-1509 – King Henry VIII married his first wife, Katharine of Aragon.
  • 06-11-1770 – Capt. James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef off Australia .
  • 06-11-1919 – Sir Barton won the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to capture the Triple Crown.
  • 06-11-1963 – Vivian Malone and James Hood successfully enrolled at the University of Alabama following Gov. George Wallace’s famous “stand in the schoolhouse door.”
  • 06-11-1977 – Seattle Slew won the Belmont Stakes, capturing the Triple Crow
  • 06-11-1509 – King Henry VIII married his first wife, Katharine of Aragon.
  • 06-11-1770 – Capt. James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef off Australia .
  • 06-11-1919 – Sir Barton won the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to capture the Triple Crown.
  • 06-11-1963 – Vivian Malone and James Hood successfully enrolled at the University of Alabama following Gov. George Wallace’s famous “stand in the schoolhouse door.”
  • 06-11-1977 – Seattle Slew won the Belmont Stakes, capturing the Triple Crown
  • 06-12-1880 – John Lee Richmond pitched baseball’s first perfect game. A perfect game occurs when no batter reaches a base during a complete game of at least nine innings.
  • 06-12-1898 – Emilio Aguinaldo, head of the Philippine nationalists, proclaimed independence from Spain.
  • 06-12-1939 – The Baseball Hall of Fame opened to the public in Cooperstown, New York.
  • 06-12-1942 – Anne Frank received a diary for her birthday.
  • 06-12-1963 – Civil rights leader Medgar Evers was fatally shot in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi.
  • 06-12-1997 – Interleague play began in baseball, ending a 126-year tradition of separating the major leagues until the World Series.
  • 06-13-1900 – The Boxer Rebellion began in China.
  • 06-13-1966 – The U.S. Supreme Court set forth in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must advise suspects of their rights upon taking them into custody.
  • 06-13-1967 – Thurgood Marshall was nominated to become the first African American on the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • 06-13-1971 – The New York Times began publishing the “Pentagon Papers.”
  • 06-13-1983 – The U.S. space probe Pioneer 10, launched in 1972, became the first spacecraft to leave the solar system.
  • 06-13-2000 – The first meeting between Pres. Kim Jong Il of North Korea and Pres. Kim Dae Jung of South Korea occurred.
  • 06-14-1775 – The United States Army was founded.
  • 06-14-1777 – The Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the U.S.
  • 06-14-1922 – Warren Harding became the first president to be heard on the radio.
  • 06-14-1940 – German troops entered Paris. The Nazis opened the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.
  • 06-14-1951 – The first commercial computer, Univac I, was unveiled.
  • 06-14-1954 – President Eisenhower signed the order inserting the words “under God” into the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • 06-14-1982 – Argentine forces surrendered to British troops on the Falkland Islands.
  • 06-15-1215 – King John sealed the Magna Carta.
  • 06-15-1775 – George Washington was appointed head of the Continental Army by the Second Continental Congress.
  • 06-15-1836 – Arkansas became the 25th state in the United States.
  • 06-15-1844 – Charles Goodyear was granted a patent for rubber vulcanization.
  • 06-15-1849 – James Polk, the 11th president of the United States, died in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • 06-15-1923 – Lou Gehrig made his New York Yankee debut as a pinch runner.
  • 06-16-1487 – The Battle of Stoke ended the Wars of the Roses.
  • 06-16-1858 – Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln declared, “a house divided against itself cannot stand.”
  • 06-16-1904 – Events in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses took place on this day, which is celebrated as Bloomsday, for the main character, Leopold Bloom.
  • 06-16-1933 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the National Industrial Recovery Act.
  • 06-16-1963 – Valentina Tereshkova of the USSR became the first woman in space.
  • 06-16-1996 – Russia voted in its first independent presidential election. Boris Yeltsin eventually won in a runoff.
  • 06-16-2004 – The 9/11 Commission determined that Saddam Hussein had no strong links to al-Qaeda, contradicting White House beliefs.
  • 06-17-1775 – The Battle of Bunker Hill took place during the American Revolution.
  • 06-17-1885 – The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere.
  • 06-17-1928 – Amelia Earhart embarked on the first trans-Atlantic flight by a woman.
  • 06-17-1944 – The Republic of Iceland was established.
  • 06-17-1963 – U.S. Supreme Court ruled that no locality may require recitation of Lord’s Prayer or Bible verses in public schools.
  • 06-17-1972 – Burglary of Democratic Party headquarters in Washington, DC, started the Watergate political scandal.
  • 06-17-1994 – O. J. Simpson’s slow-speed chase by the police, watched by millions on TV, ended in his arrest.
  • 06-18-1812 – The War of 1812 began.
  • 06-18-1815 – Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo by British, German, and Dutch forces.
  • 06-18-1873 – Suffragist Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
  • 06-18-1928 – Aviator Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. She completed the flight from Newfoundland to Wales in about 21 hours.
  • 06-18-1948 – The United Nations Commission on Human Rights adopted its International Declaration of Human Rights. The General Assembly would give it final approval on Dec. 10, 1948.
  • 06-18-1983 – Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.
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  • Julian Zelizer on “Presidential Lies and Deceptions When spin crosses the line, the credibility gap is hard to repair”: Princeton historian Julian Zelizer says McClellan’s criticisms, coupled with the accusations of other former Bush advisers who have turned against their patron, “are extremely damaging to the institution of the presidency.” He says the next president will have to live with diminished credibility, which could harm his ability to inspire confidence and govern effectively. “If you want leadership,” says Zelizer, “you need trust.” – US News, 6-8-08
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  • May-September 2008: Elizabeth Brand Monroe, Deborah A. Lee, Lectures Showcase Leesburg’s History for 250th Anniversary – WaPo, 1-18-08
  • 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
ON TV:

    ON TV: History Listings This Week

  • C-Span2, BookTV: History Robert F. Kennedy and the Death of American Idealism Author: Joseph Palermo – Sunday, June 8 @ 8:30am ET – C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: History The Senator & the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland & Fannie Lou Hamer Author: Chris Myers Asch – Sunday, June 8 @ 7:00pm ET – C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: History A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World Author: Tony Horwitz – Sunday, June 8 @ 8:00pm ET – C-Span2, BookTV
  • PBS: American Experience LAS VEGAS: AN UNCONVENTIONAL HISTORY PART 2: AMERICAN MECCA PBS – Monday, June 9, 2008 @ 9pm ET
  • History Channel: “The Universe :Beyond the Big Bang”, Monday, June 9, @ 9pm – 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Quest for the Lost Ark,” Tuesday, June 10, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Indiana Jones and the Ultimate Quest,” Tuesday, June 10, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “History’s Mysteries :Ancient Monster Hunters,” Tuesday, June 10, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Eighty Acres of Hell,” Wednesday, June 11, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Battlefield Detectives :The Civil War: Antietam,” Wednesday, June 11, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Horrors at Andersonville Prison: The Trial of Henry Wirz,” Wednesday, June 11, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Modern Marvels :Guns of the Civil War,” Wednesday, June 11, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “The True Story of Charlie Wilson,” Thursday, June 12, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Dogfights :Tuskegee Airmen,” Friday, June 13, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “The States,” Marathon, Saturday, June 15, @ 12-5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “The Outlaw Josey Wales,” Saturday, June 15, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Wild West Tech :The Gunslingers,” Saturday, June 15, @ 11pm ET/PT
SELLING BIG (NYT):

SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Ted Sorensen: COUNSELOR #10 — (3 weeks on list)- 6-15-08
  • Patrick J. Buchanan: CHURCHILL, HITLER, AND “THE UNNECESSARY WAR,” #15 — (1 week on list)- 6-15-08
  • Cokie Roberts: LADIES OF LIBERTY #19 – 6-15-08
  • Thurston Clarke: THE LAST CAMPAIGN #22 – 6-15-08
  • Kenneth C. Davis: AMERICA’S HIDDEN HISTORY #27 – 6-15-08
  • Rick Perlstein: NIXONLAND #31 – 6-15-08
FUTURE RELEASES:

FUTURE RELEASES:

  • Jim Lacey: Pershing, June 10, 2008
  • Robert F. Dorr: Hell Hawks!: The Untold Story of the American Fliers Who Savaged Hitler’s Wehrmacht, June 15, 2008
  • Geoff Shepard: Secret Plot to Make Ted Kennedy President: Inside the Real Watergate Conspiracy, June 17, 2008
  • Gerald M. Carbone: Nathanael Greene: A Biography of the American Revolution, June 24, 2008
  • Contstance Aerson Clark: God or Gorilla: Images of Evolution in the Jazz Age, June 28, 2008
  • 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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June 2, 2008

CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

  • Thomas Whalen: Closing in on Democratic nomination (Interview) – NECN, MA, 6-2-08
  • Thurston Clarke on “Kennedy torch fires Obama’s passion Charismatic and inspiring politicians”: Mr. Obama and Kennedy campaigned at “a time of moral crisis” in the United States, says Thurston Clarke, author of The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days that Inspired America. “We have a similar situation with an unpopular war and a increasingly unpopular president,” he said. “The Kennedy campaign has given us an example, or even a template, of how a candidate should run for office at a time of national or moral crisis.” Kennedy did not make the mistake of focusing on the negative, Mr. Clarke says. The way Mr. Obama conducts his campaign — always rising above the fray, taking the high road when the Clintons take the low — shows he has learned his lessons well. “If you want to heal a morally wounded nation, you can’t run an immoral campaign,” he explained. “He has this sense that Kennedy had that it is important how he campaigns if he want to have a certain kind of presidency, if he wants to unite the nation…. Kennedy also projected an “aura of vulnerability” after his brother’s death, said Mr. Clarke. “Again and again, you have people saying he looked so alone that you just wanted to hug him. That’s not the case with Obama.” – National Post, 5-31-08
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THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

    On This Day in History….

  • 06-02-1886 – Grover Cleveland became the first U.S. president to get married in the White House.
  • 06-02-1924 – Congress granted U.S. citizenship to all American Indians.
  • 06-02-1941 – Baseball great, Lou Gehrig died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS, a rare type of paralysis now referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
  • 06-02-1946 – In Italy, a plebiscite rejected the monarchy in favor of a republic. 1953
  • 06-02-1953 – Queen Elizabeth II of Britain was crowned in Westminster Abbey.
  • 06-03-1861 – Stephen Douglas, U.S. politician, died.
  • 06-03-1937 – The Duke of Windsor (formerly Edward VIII) married Wallis Simpson.
  • 06-03-1965 – Maj. Edward White became the first U.S. astronaut to walk in space, during the Gemini 4 mission.
  • 06-01-1989 – Chinese army troops head to Beijing to crush student-led pro-democracy demonstrations.
  • 06-04-1892 – The Sierra Club, led by John Muir, was incorporated in San Francisco.
  • 06-04-1896 – Henry Ford took his first car out for a test drive.
  • 06-04-1942 – The Battle of Midway, a decisive Allied victory in World War II, began.
  • 06-04-1944 – The U.S. Fifth Army entered Rome, leading to the liberation of the city during World War II.
  • 06-04-1989 – People’s Army of China opened fire on crowds of prodemocracy demonstrators in Tiananmen Square, killing thousands.
  • 06-05-1783 – Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier gave the first successful balloon flight demonstration.
  • 06-05-1884 – Civil War hero Gen. William T. Sherman refused the Republican nomination for president with the words, “I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected.”
  • 06-05-1933 – The United States went off the gold standard.
  • 06-05-1947 – Sen. George Marshall proposed a plan (Marshall Plan) to help Europe recover financially from the effects of World War II.
  • 06-05-1967 – The Arab-Israeli Six-Day War began.
  • 06-05-1968 – Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot by an assassin and died the next day.
  • 06-05-1981 – The Centers for Disease Control published the first report about the disease that would later become known as AIDS.
  • 06-05-2004 – Former president Ronald Reagan died.
  • 06-06-1934 – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was established to protect investors and maintain the integrity of the securities markets.
  • 06-06-1944 – Thousands of Allied troops invaded the beaches of Normandy, France, on D-Day.
  • 06-06-1982 – Israel invaded Lebanon to drive out the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
  • 06-06-2001 – Vermont Republican Senator James Jeffords left the party to become an independent, handing control of the Senate back to the Democrats.
  • 06-06-2002 – President Bush proposed a new Cabinet department: The Department of Homeland Security.
  • 06-07-1494 – Spain and Portugal signed the Treaty of Tordesillas, which divided the New World between the two countries.
  • 06-07-1654 – Louis XIV was crowned king of France.
  • 06-07-1776 – Richard Henry Lee of Virginia introduced a resolution in the Continental Congress proposing a Declaration of Independence.
  • 06-07-1892 – Homer Plessy was arrested for his refusal to move from a whites-only seat on a train. This led to the Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court decision.
  • 06-07-1929 – Vatican City became a sovereign state.
  • 06-07-1948 – President Eduard Beneš of Czechoslovakia resigned and the Communist takeover of the country was completed.
  • 06-08-0632 – The prophet Muhammad died.
  • 06-08-1845 – Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the United States, died in Tennessee.
  • 06-08-1861 – Tennessee became the 11th and last state to secede from the Union.
  • 06-08-1968 – James Earl Ray, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, assassin, was arrested.
  • 06-08-1982 – President Reagan became the first American president to address a joint session of Britain’s Parliament.
  • 06-08-2001 – Tony Blair and his Labour Party won a second term, overwhelming the opposition at the polls.
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  • Deborah E. Lipstadt on “Holocaust historians blast MFA stance in legal dispute Insist pressures of era led to Oskar Kokoschka’s painting “Two Nudes’s (Lovers)” sale”: “To suggest, at that period in Vienna, that there was no pressure is ridiculous. It’s ludicrous.” – Boston Globe, 5-28-08
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  • May-September 2008: Elizabeth Brand Monroe, Deborah A. Lee, Lectures Showcase Leesburg’s History for 250th Anniversary – WaPo, 1-18-08
  • 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
ON TV:

    ON TV: History Listings This Week

  • PBS: American Experience LAS VEGAS: AN UNCONVENTIONAL HISTORY PART 1: SIN CITY PBS – Monday, June 2, 2008 @ 9pm ET
  • PBS: American Experience LAS VEGAS: AN UNCONVENTIONAL HISTORY PART 2: AMERICAN MECCA PBS – Monday, June 9, 2008 @ 9pm ET
  • History Channel: “Crime Wave: 18 Months of Mayhem”, Monday, June 2, @ 2pm – 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Rumrunners, Moonshiners and Bootleggers,” Monday, June 2, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “The True Story of Killing Pablo,” Tuesday, June 3, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Nazi America: A Secret History,” Wednesday, June 4, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Hippies,” Thursday, June 5, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “1968 with Tom Brokaw,” Thursday, June 5, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “10 Days to D-Day,” Friday, June 6, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “D-Day: The Lost Evidence : D-Day: The Lost Evidence,” Friday, June 6, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Investigating History :D-Day: The Secret Massacre,” Friday, June 6, @ 5pm ET/PT
SELLING BIG (NYT):

SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Ted Sorensen: COUNSELOR #9 — (2 weeks on list)- 6-8-08
  • Cokie Roberts: LADIES OF LIBERTY #15 — (7 weeks on list)- 6-8-08
  • Tony Horwitz: A VOYAGE LONG AND STRANGE #19 – 6-8-08
  • Rick Perlstein: NIXONLAND #23 – 6-8-08
  • Kenneth C. Davis: AMERICA’S HIDDEN HISTORY #27 – 6-8-08
FUTURE RELEASES:

FUTURE RELEASES:

  • Michael Dobbs: One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War, June 3, 2008
  • Yuan-Tsung Chen: Return to the Middle Kingdom: One Family, Three Revolutionaries, and the Birth of Modern China, June 3, 2008
  • Shane O’Sullivan: Who Killed Bobby?, June 3, 2008
  • Gavin Menzies: 1434: The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance, June 3, 2008
  • Jim Lacey: Pershing, June 10, 2008
  • Robert F. Dorr: Hell Hawks!: The Untold Story of the American Fliers Who Savaged Hitler’s Wehrmacht, June 15, 2008
  • Geoff Shepard: Secret Plot to Make Ted Kennedy President: Inside the Real Watergate Conspiracy, June 17, 2008
  • Gerald M. Carbone: Nathanael Greene: A Biography of the American Revolution, June 24, 2008
  • Contstance Aerson Clark: God or Gorilla: Images of Evolution in the Jazz Age, June 28, 2008
  • 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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Posted on Monday, June 2, 2008 at 1:01 AM

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