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September 11, 2006



HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
9/11 5TH ANNIVERSARY:

  • 11/09/2001 - Terrorists hijack two passenger planes crashing them into New York's World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both and death of 2,752 people
  • 11/09/2001 - Terrorists hijack a passenger plane and crash it into the Pentagon causing the death of 125 people
  • 11/09/2001 - Attempt by passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 to retake control of their hijacked plane from terrorists causes plane to crash in Pennsylvania field killing all 64 people onboard


  • History Teachers: Bringing 9/11 into classroom Today's students lived it and are studying it - Chicago Tribune, 9-10-06
  • Peter Bergen, Jack Granatstein: What if 9/11 had not happened? - Toronto Star, 9-10-06
  • Ken Burns: Born on 9/11: Life at five In 2001, USA WEEKEND introduced six babies, symbols of hope born on that dark day. Today, we catch up with them as they turn 5 - USA Weekend, 9-10-06
  • 9/11 books follow different paths - Indianapolis Star, 9-9-06
  • Arthur Schlesinger: Joined the chorus of Democrat voices demanding ABC be stopped from airing their 9/11 mini-series - The Conservative Voice, 9-9-06
  • Joanne Meyerowitz, Thomas Bender, Stephen Thernstrom, Joyce Appleby, Jan Lewis: 9/11 Leaves Its Mark on History Classes - NYT, 9-6-06
  • Daniel Pipes: Improvising after 9/11 - American Daily, 9-6-06
  • John Spencer: 9/11 in the Classroom: A Valuable Teaching Moment - Newswise (press release), 9-7-06
KATRINA 1 YEAR LATER:

  • Leonard Moore, Edward Haas: Roundtable: New Orleans' Race Relations - 9-1-06
  • Charles L. Sullivan: Historian tells the stories of Gulf Coast hurricanes - Biloxi Sun Herald, 8-26-06
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

  • 11/09/1557 - Catholic and Lutheran theology debated in Worm
  • 11/09/1649 - Massacre of Drogheda, Ireland, Oliver Cromwell kills 3,000 royalists
  • 11/09/1773 - Benjamin Franklin writes"There never was a good war or bad peace"
  • 11/09/1789 - Alexander Hamilton appointed 1st Secretary of Treasury
  • 11/09/1940 - Buckingham Palace in London destroyed by German bombs
  • 11/09/1943 - Jewish ghettos of Minsk and Lida Belorussia liquidated
  • 11/09/1944 - FDR and Churchill meet in Canada at 2nd Quebec Conference
  • 12/09/1695 - NY Jews petition governor Dongan for religious liberties
  • 12/09/1862 - Battle of Harpers Ferry VA
  • 12/09/1953 - Sen John F Kennedy, 36, marries Jacqueline Bouvier, 24
  • 12/09/1958 - US Supreme Court orders Little Rock Ark high school to integrate
  • 13/09/1556 - Charles V and Maria of Hungary march into Spain
  • 13/09/1663 - 1st serious slave conspiracy in colonial America (Virginia)
  • 13/09/1788 - NY City becomes 1st capital of US
  • 13/09/1847 - American-Mexican war: US Gen Winfield Scott captures Mexico City
  • 13/09/1861 - 1st naval battle of Civil War, Union frigate"Colorado" sinks privateer"Judah" off Pensacola, Fla
  • 13/09/1906 - 1st airplane flight in Europe
  • 13/09/1943 - Chiang Kai-shek became president of China
  • 13/09/1948 - Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me) elected senator, 1st woman to serve in both houses of Congress
  • 13/09/1953 - Nikita Khrushchev appointed 1st secretary-general of USSR
  • 13/09/1993 - Israeli min of Foreign affairs Peres and PLO-Abu Mazen sign peace accord
  • 14/09/1862 - Federal troops escape from beleaguered Harpers Ferry West Virginia
  • 14/09/1872 - Britain pays US $15« M for damages during Civil War
  • 14/09/1917 - Provisional government of Russia forms, Republic proclaimed
  • 14/09/1940 - Congress passes 1st peace-time conscription bill (draft law)
  • 14/09/1948 - Ground breaking ceremony for UN world headquarters
  • 14/09/1948 - Gerald Ford upsets Rep Bartel J Jonkman in Mich 5th Dist Rep primary
  • 14/09/1983 - US House of Representatives votes, 416 to 0, in favor of a resolution condemning Russia for shooting down a Korean jetliner
  • 15/09/1620 - Mayflower departs from Plymouth England with 102 pilgrims [OS May 8]
  • 15/09/1656 - England and France sign peace treaty
  • 15/09/1776 - British forces capture Kip's Bay Manhattan during Revolution
  • 15/09/1862 - Confederates conquer Union-weapon arsenal at Harpers Ferry WV
  • 15/09/1914 - Battle of Aisne begins between Germans and French during WW I
  • 15/09/1923 - Gov Walton of Oklahoma declares state of siege because of KKK terror
  • 15/09/1935 - Nuremberg Laws deprives German Jews of citizenship and makes swastika official symbol of Nazi Germany
  • 15/09/1941 - Nazis kill 800 Jewish women at Shkudvil Lithuania
  • 15/09/1959 - Soviet Premier Khrushchev arrives in US to begin a 13-day visit
  • 15/09/1963 - 4 children killed in bombing of a black Baptist church in Birmingham
  • 15/09/1981 - US Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor
  • 16/09/1630 - Mass village of Shawmut changes name to Boston
  • 16/09/1782 - Great Seal of US used for 1st time
  • 16/09/1848 - Slavery abolished in all French territories
  • 16/09/1908 - Carriage-maker, William Durant, founded General Motors Corp
  • 16/09/1940 - Luftwaffe attacks center of London
  • 16/09/1940 - FDR signs Selective Training and Service Act (1st peacetime draft)
  • 16/09/1941 - Jews of Vilna Poland confined to Ghetto
  • 16/09/1968 - Richard Nixon appears on"Laugh-in"
  • 16/09/1971 - 6 Klansmen arrested in connection with bombing of 10 school buses
  • 16/09/1974 - Pres Ford announces conditional amnesty for US, Vietnam War deserters
  • 17/09/1562 - Council of Trente takes ecclesiastical canon
  • 17/09/1691 - Colony Massachusetts Bay gets new charter
  • 17/09/1787 - US constitution adopted by Philadelphia convention
  • 17/09/1796 - Pres George Washington delivers his farewell address
  • 17/09/1850 - Great fire in San Francisco
  • 17/09/1862 - Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)-bloodiest day of Civil War, 23,110 die
  • 17/09/1900 - Commonwealth of Australia proclaimed
  • 17/09/1952 -"I am an American Day" and"Constitution Day" renamed"Citizenship Day"
  • 17/09/1986 - US Senate confirms William Rehnquist as 16th chief justice
    IN THE NEWS:
    REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:
    OP-ED:

    • Niall Ferguson: Did the U.S. overreact to Sept. 11? - Time, 9-3-06
    • David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz: 9/11: Katrina Started at Ground Zero - TomDispatch.com. 9-5-06
    • Juan Cole: Shiite vs. Shiite - HNN
    PROFILED:
    INTERVIEWED:

    • Michael Kazin: A History Both Global and Personal - NPR, 9-1-06
    FEATURE:
    QUOTED:

    • Juan Cole on"Was government in on Sept. 11? Internet helps to add fuel to belief by some that terrorists weren't behind attacks":"When you have irrational allegations being made, it raises the question of what is underlying that irrationality. It just seems to me that it's a manifestation of extreme anxiety about the degree to which the U.S. government is not leveling with people." - Detroit News, 9-9-06
    • Joyce Appleby on"9/11: Is there any more to say?":"It was an attack on a whole range of values in America. Here were two buildings that represented modernity, success, power. Then you have those pictures. They're going to be powerful for a long time." - Christian Science Monitor, MA, 9-7-06
    • Leo Braudy on"ABC Stands By Its 9/11 Story — Almost":"The 9/11 commission comes out with one narrative, which no one reads. Then movies take a piece of it — there's 'United 93' and 'World Trade Center.' The Bush administration is pushing its own narrative of the meaning of 9/11 as justification for its policies. And now a miniseries comes into being that creates a narrative in a semi-documentary, fictionalized manner, which is very persuasive. Suddenly people who felt they know what really happened are being preempted by this fiction. Naturally they are going to be upset about it. Narrative creates closure." - calendarlive.com, CA, 9-9-06
    • Roy Rosenzweig on"Google opens up 200 years of news":"As a scholar and historian I want as much information as possible, accessible to as many people as possible at the least cost, and the extent to which Google is doing that is compelling." - Trade Arabia, Bahrain, 9-6-06
    SPOTTED AND EVENTS CALENDAR:

    • James Oliver Horton will present the 27th Annual R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture"Naturally Anti-Slavery: Lincoln, Race and the Complexity of American Liberty, at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 16 at the Lincoln Museum - Frost Illustrated, IN, 9-5-06
    • Kathleen Neils Conzen: Will deliver the 22nd annual O. Truman Driggs Distinguished Lecture at the University of Minnesota, Morris on"Why They Fought: Immigrant Colonists and Minnesota's Civil War," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall - UMM News, Sports & Events, Minnesota, 9-8-06
    • Howard Segal: Will present a talk about his book,"Recasting the Machine Age: Henry Ford's Village Industries," at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in Room 1030 of the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters Building on the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus - Detroit Free Press, 9-10-06
    • R. David Edmunds and Brian Hosmer: Will speak during the 10th annual Susan B. Horton Cone Family Distinguished Lecture entitled"35 Years of American Indian History" Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 5-7 p.m. in the College of Agriculture auditorium at the University of Wyoming - University of Wyoming News, WY, 9-8-06
    HONORED, AWARDED, AND APPOINTED:
    ON TV:

    • History Channel coming in November 2006: Desperate Crossing: the Untold Story of the Mayflower -
    • C-Span2, BookTV: Book TV presents David Brion Davis Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World, Sunday, September 10 at 4:00 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
    • C-Span2, BookTV: Book TV presents After Words: Lawrence Wright, author of"The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11," interviewed by James Zogby, Sunday, September 10 at 6:00 pm and at 9:00 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
    • C-Span2, BookTV: Book TV presents Brian Jenkins Unconquerable Nation: Knowing Our Enemy Strengthening Ourselves, Sunday, September 10 at 10:00 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
    • History Channel:"The 9/11 Hijackers: Inside the Hamburg Cell," Sunday, September 10, @ 4pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:" Zero Hour : The Last Hour of Flight 11," Sunday, September 10, @ 5pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"World War III? Beyond Lebanon," Sunday, September 10, @ 6pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Grounded on 9/11," Sunday, September 10, @ 7pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"American Vesuvius," Sunday, September 10, @ 8pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"The Revolution : 01 - Boston, Bloody Boston," Sunday, September 10, @ 10pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"The World Trade Center: Rise and Fall of an American Icon," Monday, September 11, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"The Day the Towers Fell," Monday, September 11, @ 4pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"The 9/11 Commission Report," Monday, September 11, @ 5pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:" The Man Who Predicted 9/11," Monday, September 11, @ 7pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"The Miracle of Stairway B," Monday, September 11, @ 8pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:" Lost Worlds : Braveheart's Scotland," Monday, September 11, @ 9pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Countdown to Ground Zero : Countdown to Ground Zero," Monday, September 11, @ 11pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Where Did It Come From? : Ancient Rome: The Rise of Apartments," Thursday, September 14, @ 8pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Special : The Real Tomb Hunters: Snakes, Curses, and Booby Traps.," Friday, September 15, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Lost Worlds" Marathon, Saturday, September 16, @ 1-5pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"American Vesuvius," Saturday, September 16, @ 5pm ET/PT
    SELLING BIG (NYT):

    • Thomas E. Ricks: FIASCO The American Military Adventure in Iraq, #4, (6 weeks on list) - 9-17-06
    • Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower, #14, (17 weeks on list) - 9-17-06
    • Ron Suskind: THE ONE PERCENT DOCTRINE Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11, #31 - 9-17-06
    • Thomas H. Kean and Lee H. Hamilton: Without Precedent The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission, #33 9-17-06
    FUTURE RELEASES:

    • Edward P. Crapol: John Tyler: The Accidental President, September 2006
    • Marion V. Creekmore: A Moment of Crisis: The Inside Story of Jimmy Carter in North Korea, September 2006
    • Charles W. Calhoun: Conceiving a New Republic: The Republican Party and the Southern Question, 1869-1900, September 2006
    • Nicholas Lemann: Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War, September 2006
    • Greil Marcus: The Shape of Things to Come: Prophecy and the American Voice September 2006
    • Wilson D. Miscamble: From Roosevelt to Truman: Potsdam, Hiroshima, and the Cold War, September 2006
    • Eva Plach: Clash of Moral Nations: Cultural Politics in Pilsudski's Poland, 1926-1935, September 2006
    • Ryan Sager: The Elephant in the Room: Libertarians, the Christian Right, and the Looming Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party, September 2006
    • James E. Wise: Women at War: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Conflicts, September 2006
    • Rodric Braithwaite: Moscow 1941: A City and Its People at War, September 26, 2006
    • Aleksandr Fursenko: Khrushchev's Cold War: The Inside Story of an American Adversary, October 2006
    • Thomas Keneally: A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia, October 2006
    • Mark Puls: Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolution, October 2006
    • Norman J. Goda: Tales from Spandau: Nazi Criminals and the Cold War, October 2006
    • Ronald J. Olive: Capturing Jonathan Pollard : How One of the Most Notorious Spies in American History Was Brought to Justice, October 2006
    • David Bodanis: Passionate Minds: The Great Love Affair of the Enlightenment, Featuring the Scientist Emilie du Chatelet, the Poet Voltaire, Swordfights, Bookburnings, Assorted Kings, Seditiou, October 3, 2006
    • Gil Troy: Hillary Rodham Clinton: Polarizing First Lady, October 4, 2006
    • Anthony Everitt: Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor, October 10, 2006
    • Paul Kengor: The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism, October 17, 2006
    • Graeme Fife: The Terror: The Shadow of the Guillotine: France 1792--1794, November 2006
    • Robert M. Collins: Transforming America: Politics and Culture During the Reagan Years, November 2006
    • Adam LeBor: "Complicity With Evil": The United Nations in the Age of Modern Genocide, November 2006
    DEPARTED:

    • John Munroe: One of Delaware's best-known historians and a member of the UD faculty for more than 60 years, died Sept. 6. He was 92. - UDaily, DE, 9-7-06
    • Leonard W. Levy: Distinguished constitutional historian who won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1969 and who taught at Brandeis University and the Claremont Graduate School, died on 24 August 2006 in Ashland, Oregon, at the age of 83 (H-OIEAHC)

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