|PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:|
|40TH ANNIVERSARY SIX DAYS WAR:|
- Barry Rubin: Interviewed about 6-Day War -
PBS NewsHour, 6-7-07
- David Oren: Six Day War: Legality of Settlements Debated -
- Six Day War: Land Ownership Disputes Arise -
- Six Day War: Jerusalem, United in Theory -
- Six Day War: The East Jerusalem Controversy -
- The Six Day War: 40 Years On -
- Tom Segev: The Six-Day War, 40 Years Later -
Jon Wiener in the Nation, 6-4-07
- Tom Segev: Offers fresh look at 6-Day War -
Gil Troy in the course of a review of Segev's 1967: Israel, the War, and the Year that Transformed the
Middle East, 6-2-07
|BIGGEST STORIES: LINCOLN LETTER FOUND|
|HNN STATS THIS WEEK:|
|THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:||This Week in History:|
- 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
- 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.
|IN THE NEWS:|
- Earl Lewis: Questions surround civil rights center
Project planners boast 'aggressive timeline,' but don't know what the center will contain,
where it will be built or how funds will be raised -
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 6-10-07
- Drew Gilpin Faust: WSJ criticizes her for not attending ROTC ceremony -
- John Hope Franklin: Keynote Speaker as Montpelier slave descendants to reunite -
- Alfred McCoy: Tried to warn School Board that Laotian was linked to war crimes -
- AHA Council Supports Statement Against Detention of Scholars in Iran -
AHA Blog, 6-5-07
- Daniel Pipes: Establishes a legal defense fund for experts sued by Islamists -
Middle East Forum website, 6-5-07
- Anthony Wells-Cole: Solves riddle of ancient carvings on Scottish castle -
- Richard Wolin: Says there's been a shift in intellectuals' priorities -
Chronicle of Higher Education summary of article in The Hedgehog Review, 6-4-07
|REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:|
- Brink Lindsey: Land of Plenty
THE AGE OF ABUNDANCE How Prosperity Transformed America's Politics and Culture -
- Brink Lindsey: THE AGE OF ABUNDANCE How Prosperity Transformed America's Politics and Culture,
First Chapter -
- All in the Family Two books attempt to get at the real Hillary Clinton -
- Carl Bernstein: Today's Managing Partner in Team Clinton & Clinton -
- ROBERT DALLEK on Jeff Gerth and Don Van Natta Jr.: Shining a Halogen Light on a Senator's Dark Corners
The Hopes and Ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton -
- Rebecca Stott: English professor pens novel about history and Newton -
USA Today, 6-7-07
- Patrice Higonnet: Conservative newspaper blasts Harvard scholar for writing a Bush-bashing book -
New York Sun, 6-6-07
- Fritz Stern: Comes in for harsh commentary in London Review of Books -
Thomas Laqueur in the London Review of Books (6-7-07)
- Ian Kershaw: Past master -
John Crace in the Guardian, 6-5-07
- Gil Troy on"Hillary can't live with him - can't live without him":"She has become a warmer, more self-assured, more agile public figure.
She is much less brittle and more impervious to criticism." -
Times Online, UK, 6-4-07
|HONORED, AWARDED, AND APPOINTMENTS:|
|SPOTTED & SPEAKING EVENTS CALENDAR:|
- June 12, 2007:
National History Center to Host History Education Summit on June 12, 2007, at the National
Archives in Washington, D.C. beginning at 10:00 a.m. -
Lee White at the website of the National Coalition for History (NCH), 5-31-07
- June 13, 2007: David McCullough: Overflow crowd expected at Truman Library appearance --
4:30 p.m. on the front steps of the library, 500 W. U.S. 24 in Independence -
- June 27, 2007: John Hope Franklin: Historian to speak at Ole Miss civil rights forum -
Jackson Clarion Ledger, MS, 5-22-07
- June 27-29, 2007:
Summit on civil rights to be held at Ole Miss Three-day event to feature speakers, panels and workshops
Jackson Clarion Ledger, MS, 5-27-07
- August 25, 2007:James McPherson: Featured at daylong colloquium in Andover, Massachusetts
on August 25th -
AHA Blog, 5-28-07
|ON TV:||History Listings This Week:|
- C-Span2, Book TV : After Words: Kenneth Ackerman, author of"Young J. Edgar: Hoover, The Red Scare, And The Assault On Civil Liberties" interviewed by Joan Biskupic
Sunday, June 10 at 6:00 and 9:00pm
- History Channel:"Rumrunners, Moonshiners and Bootleggers"
Sunday, June 10, @ 3pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Last Days on Earth"
Sunday, June 10, @ 8pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"The Universe :Mars: The Red Planet"
Sunday, June 10, @ 10pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Blood Diamonds"
Monday, June 11, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Shootout :Iraq's Most Wanted: Terror at the Border,"
Monday, June 11, @ 4pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :03 - London's Lost Cities,"
Monday, June 11, @ 9pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Digging For The Truth :The Real Sin City: Sodom & Gomorrah.,"
Monday, June 11, @ 10pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Houdini: Unlocking the Mystery,"
Tuesday, June 12, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Special :Voodoo Secrets,"
Tuesday, June 12, @ 4pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Decoding The Past :666: The Sign of Evil,"
Tuesday, June 12, @ 5pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Quest for Dragons,"
Wednesday, June 13, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Spider-Man Tech,"
Wednesday, June 13, @ 4pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Bloodlines: The Dracula Family Tree,"
Wednesday, June 13, @ 4pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :04 - Scotland's Sin City,"
Wednesday, June 13, @ 6pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Making a Buck,"
Thursday, June 14, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"History's Mysteries :Ship of Gold,"
Thursday, June 14, @ 7pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Alaska: Big America,"
Thursday, June 14, @ 9pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Special : Nazi America: A Secret History,"
Friday, June 15, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Hippies,"
Friday, June 15, @ 8pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Dogfights :09 - Hell Over Hanoi,"
Friday, June 15, @ 10pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Ku Klux Klan: A Secret History,"
Saturday, June 16, @ 3pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"The States :09 - Michigan, Tennessee, Maine, Missouri, South Dakota,"
Saturday, June 16, @ 10pm ET/PT
|SELLING BIG (NYT):|
- Ronald Reagan. Edited by Douglas Brinkley: THE REAGAN DIARIES
#2 (2 weeks on list) -
- Walter Isaacson: EINSTEIN HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE
#4 (7 weeks on list) -
- Michael Beschloss: PRESIDENTIAL COURAGE, #7 (4 weeks on list) -
- David Talbot: Brothers, #13 (2 weeks on list) -
- Jean Edward Smith : FDR
- 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
- 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
- China Galland, Love Cemetery: Unburying the Secret History of Slaves,
(HarperCollins Publishers), June 12, 2007
- James Piereson, Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered
American Liberalism, (Encounter Books), June 25, 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
- Richard B. Frank, MacArthur: A Biography, (Palgrave Macmillan), July 28, 2007
- David Halberstam, Ho, (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.), August 28, 2007
- John Kelin, Praise From a Future Generation: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy and the First Generation
Critics of the Warren Report, (Wings Press TX), September 28, 2007
- Richard Avedon, The Kennedys: Portrait of a Family, (HarperCollins Publishers),
October 23, 2007
- Tom Pocock: Journalist and naval historian whose work focused on the life, times and
contemporaries of Nelson (obit.) -
Independent (UK), 6-6-07