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July 30, 2007

Today in History: July 30th

The following information can be found at: History.com - This Day in History

1932: Disney's first color cartoon
Walt Disney releases his first cartoon in color. The cartoon, Flowers and Trees, was made in three-color Technicolor; Disney was the only studio that used the process for the next three years, because of an exclusive contract.
Cite this article:

Disney's first color cartoon. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 05:28, Jul 30, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=3491.

1943: Hitler gets news of Italy's imminent defection
On this day in 1943, Adolf Hitler learns that Axis ally Italy is buying time before negotiating surrender terms with the Allies in light of Mussolini's fall from power. Read the complete article.
Cite this article:

Hitler gets news of Italy's imminent defection. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 05:30, Jul 30, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=6535.

1994: The death of a child leads to Megan's Law
Jesse Timmendequas is charged with the murder of seven-year-old Megan Kanka in New Jersey. Kanka's death inspired Megan's Law, a statute enacted in 1994 requiring that information about convicted sex felons be available to the public. Versions of Megan's Law have been passed in many states since her murder. Read the complete article.
Cite this article:

The death of a child leads to Megan's Law. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 05:33, Jul 30, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=1083.

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Today in History: July 27th

The following information comes from: Those Were the Days - Today in History

1921: Insulin isolated in Toronto
At the University of Toronto, Canadian scientists Frederick Banting and Charles Best successfully isolate insulin--a hormone they believe could prevent diabetes--for the first time. Within a year, the first human sufferers of diabetes were receiving insulin treatments, and countless lives were saved from what was previously regarded as a fatal disease. Read the complete article.
Cite this article: Insulin isolated in Toronto. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 04:58, Jul 30, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=5211.

1923: Dillinger joins the Navy in an attempt to avoid prosecution

John Herbert Dillinger joins the Navy in order to avoid charges of auto theft in Indiana, marking the beginning of America's most notorious criminal's downfall. Years later, Dillinger's reputation was forged in a single 12-month period, during which he robbed more banks than Jesse James did in 15 years and became the most wanted fugitive in the nation. Read the complete article.
Cite this article:
Dillinger joins the Navy in an attempt to avoid prosecution. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 05:01, Jul 30, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=1080.

1940: Bugs Bunny's debut
On this day in 1940, Bugs Bunny first appears on the silver screen in "A Wild Hare." The wisecracking rabbit had evolved through several earlier short films. As in many future installments of Bugs Bunny cartoons, "A Wild Hare" featured Bugs as the would-be dinner for frustrated hunter Elmer Fudd. Read this complete article.
Cite this article: Bugs Bunny's debut. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 05:17, Jul 30, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=3482.
1974: Baryshnikov's U.S. debut
On this day in 1974, Russian ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov makes his U.S. debut in a performance of Giselle with the American Ballet Theater (ABT) in New York. The dancer had defected from the Soviet Union while on tour in Canada earlier in 1974. Baryshnikov became the artistic director of ABT in 1980 and later formed the White Oak Dance Project with Mark Morris. He also appeared in films, including The Turning Point (1977) and White Knights (1985).
Cite this article: Baryshnikov's U.S. debut. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 05:15, Jul 30, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=3484.

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July 26, 2007

This Day in History: July 26th

July 26, 1775:, members of the Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, agreed:

That a postmaster general be appointed for the United Colonies, who shall hold his office at Philada, and shall be allowed a salary of 1000 dollars per an: for himself, and 340 dollars per an: for a secretary and Comptroller, with power to appoint such, and so many deputies as to him may seem proper and necessary.
That a line of posts be appointed under the direction of the Postmaster general, from Falmouth in New England to Savannah in Georgia, with as many cross posts as he shall think fit.
This simple statement signaled the birth of the Post Office Department, the predecessor of the U.S. Postal Service and the second oldest federal department or agency of the United States.
Benjamin Franklin was the first Postmaster General. Under him and his immediate successors, the postal system mainly carried communications between Congress and the armies.
America’s present Postal Service descends in an unbroken line from the system Franklin planned and placed in operation. History rightfully accords him major credit for establishing the basis of the system that has well served the growing and changing needs of the American people.
Did You Know?
A Postmaster delivered mail to Revolutionary War soldiers on foot because he lacked the money to buy a horse.

Cite this webpage:
The Postal Service begins - The U.S. Postal Service begins. Retrieved July 26, 2007, from USPS - The Postal Service Begins Web site: http://www.usps.com/postalhistory/postal_service_begins.htm

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The following information can be found: History.com - This Day in History:
1908: FBI founded

On July 26, 1908, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is born when U.S. Attorney General Charles Bonaparte orders a group of newly hired federal investigators to report to Chief Examiner Stanley W. Finch of the Department of Justice. One year later, the Office of the Chief Examiner was renamed the Bureau of Investigation, and in 1935 it became the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read the complete article.
Cite the article:
FBI founded. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 11:23, Jul 26, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=6970.

Books in the GSU Library about the FBI:
Author: Schmidt, Regin.
Title: Red scare : FBI and the origins of anticommunism in the United States, 1919-1943 / Regin Schmidt.
Call Number: E743.5 .S3552000

Title: The FBI : a comprehensive reference guide / edited by Athan G. Theoharis with Tony G. Poveda, Susan Rosenfeld, Richard Gid Powers.
Call Number: REF. HV8144.F43 T48 1999

Find more books about the FBI in the GSU Library.

1931: Grasshoppers bring ruin to Midwest

On this day in 1931, a swarm of grasshoppers descends on crops throughout the American heartland, devastating millions of acres. Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota, already in the midst of a bad drought, suffered tremendously from this disaster. Read the complete article.
Cite this article:
Grasshoppers bring ruin to Midwest. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 11:46, Jul 26, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=857.

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Congratulations Paul!!!

Paul Blobaum recently published in the:

Blobaum, Paul. “The Hospital Grantsmanship Center: A New Role for Hospital Librarians”. The Journal of Hospital Librarianship, vol. 7(1), March 2007, p. 25-37.

If you would like to read the abstract, click here.

Blobaum, Paul, “Standard Precautions”, Journal of the Medical Library Association, vol. 95(3), July 2007, p. 361-364.

If you go to PubMed Central (http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/) and search for Paul, you will be able to pull up the full text for "Standard Precautions".

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July 25, 2007

This Day in History: July 25th

The following information can be found at: History.com - This Day in History

1832: The first railroad accidentThe first recorded railroad accident in U.S. history occurs when four people are thrown off a vacant car on the Granite Railway near Quincy, Massachusetts. The victims had been invited to view the process of transporting large and weighty loads of stone when a cable on a vacant car snapped on the return trip, throwing them off the train and over a 34-foot cliff. One man was killed and the others were seriously injured. Read the complete article.

Cite this article:
The first railroad accident. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 07:18, Jul 25, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=5205.

1904: Workers hit the picket line in Fall River

Children working in the spinning room in Fall River, Mass., 1912Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries the booming textile mills in Fall River, Mass., were lightning rods for labor action. Mill managers and textile honchos, who had first descended upon Fall River in 1811, pushed their largely female work force to toil for long hours in abysmal conditions. By 1871, Fall River had become one of the textile capitals of the United States and many of the mill owners had raked in hefty profits. Read the complete article.

Cite this article:
Workers hit the picket line in Fall River. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 07:44, Jul 25, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=5937.

Read about the social conditions in Fall River:
Author: Cumbler, John T.
Title: Working-class community in industrial America : work, leisure, and struggle in two industrial cities, 1880-1930 / John T. Cumbler.
Call Number: HD8085.L963 C85

1969: Nixon announces new doctrine

President Richard Nixon, at a briefing in Guam for the news media accompanying him on his trip to Asia, discusses at length the future role the United States should play in Asia and the Pacific region after the conclusion of the Vietnam War. Nixon said that while the United States would continue to have primary responsibility for the defense of its allies against nuclear attack, the noncommunist Asian nations would have to bear the burden of their own defense against conventional attack and assume responsibility for internal security. The president's remarks were nicknamed the "Nixon Doctrine."

Cite this article:
Nixon announces new doctrine. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 07:56, Jul 25, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=1987.

Read about the Nixon Doctrine:
Author: Laird, Melvin R.
Title: The Nixon doctrine; [proceedings, by Melvin R. Laird [and others].
Call Number: E855 .N477

2000: Concorde jet crashes

An Air France Concorde jet crashes upon takeoff in Paris on this day in 2000, killing everyone onboard as well as four people on the ground. The Concorde, the world’s fastest commercial jet, had enjoyed an exemplary safety record up to that point, with no crashes in the plane’s 31-year history. Read the complete article.

Cite this article:
Concorde jet crashes. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 08:05, Jul 25, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=856.

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New Reference Books as of July 23rd

Thank you Erin for the:

New Reference Books Bibliography
July 23, 2007

Historic documents.
REF. E839.5 .H57 [2006]

The complete book of insurance : understand the coverage you really need / by Richard Wm. Zevnik.
REF. HG8061 .Z482004

Aging : lifestyles, work, and money / Elizabeth Vierck and Kris Hodges.
REF. HQ1064.U5 V4932005

Pocket guide to essential human services / by Frederic G. Reamer.
REF. HV91 .R3832005

CSG State directory.
REF. JK 2403 .S74 [2007]

Immigration in America today : an encyclopedia / edited by James Loucky, Jeanne Armstrong, and Larry J. Estrada.
REF. JV6465 .I47542006

Elder law answer book / Robert B. Fleming.
REF. KF390.A4 C542004

The complete legal guide to senior care / Brette McWhorter Sember.
REF. KF390.A4 S4462003

U.S.A. immigration guide / Ramon Carrion. 5th ed.
REF. KF4819.6 .C372004

Child support : your complete guide to collecting, enforcing, or terminating the court’s order / Mary L. Boland.
REF. KF549.Z9 B652004

The Dartmouth atlas of health care / The Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School.
REF RA410.7 .D27X [1999]

American health : demographics and spending of health care consumers / by the editors of New Strategist Publications.
REF. RA445 .A4422005

Braunwald’s heart disease : a textbook of cardiovascular medicine / edited by Douglas P. Zipes ... [et al.]. 7th ed. 2 vols.
REF. RC681 .H362005

Netter’s concise atlas of orthopaedic anatomy / Jon C. Thompson ; [illustrations by] F. Netter.
REF. RD733.2 .T482002

A bibliography of medical and bio-medical biography / Leslie T. Morton and Robert J. Moore. 3rd ed.
REF. Z6660.5 .M672005

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July 24, 2007

This Day in History: July 24th

The following information comes from: History.com - This Day in History

1567: Mary Queen of Scots deposed

During her imprisonment at Lochleven Castle in Scotland, Mary Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate in favor of her one-year-old son, later crowned King James VI of Scotland. Read the complete article.

Cite this article:
Mary Queen of Scots deposed. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 04:43, Jul 24, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=5202.

Books in the GSU Library Mary, Queen of Scots:
Author: Schiller, Friedrich, 1759-1805.
Uniform Title: Maria Stuart. English.
Title: Mary Stuart / freely translated and adapted from Schiller’s play by Stephen Spender.
Call Number: PT2473.M3 S61980

Author: Baring, Maurice, 1874-1945.
Title: In my end is my beginning, by Maurice Baring.
Call Number: DA787.A1 B3

Search the Library Catalog for more books on Mary, Queen of Scots.

1832: Bonneville leads first wagon crossing of South Pass

Benjamin Bonneville, an inept fur trader who some speculate may have actually been a spy, leads the first wagon train to cross the Rocky Mountains at Wyoming's South Pass. Read the complete article.

Cite this article:
Bonneville leads first wagon crossing of South Pass. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 06:53, Jul 25, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=4591.

Read about Benjamin Bonneville:
Author: Irving, Washington, 1783-1859.
Title: The adventures of Captain Bonneville, U.S.A., in the Rocky Mountains and the Far West, digested from his journal and illustrated from various other sources. New York, Putnam.
Call Number: F592 .I7331973

1915: Hundreds drown in Eastland disaster
On this day in 1915, the steamer Eastland overturns in the Chicago River, drowning between 800 and 850 of its passengers who were heading to a picnic. The disaster was caused by serious problems with the boat’s design, which were known but never remedied. Read the complete article.

Cite this article:
Hundreds drown in Eastland Disaster. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 05:00, Jul 24, 2007 from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=855.

Read about the ghosts from Eastland disaster that still haunt Chicago today:
Author: Kaczmarek, Dale.
Title: Windy City ghosts / by Dale Kaczmarek.
Call Number: BF1472.U6 K322000

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July 23, 2007

Today in History: July 23rd

The following information can be found at: History.com - This Day in History

1903: First Ford model delivered to buyer

The 1929 Ford Model 'A' RoadsterThe first two-cylinder Ford Model A was delivered to its owner, Dr. Ernst Pfenning of Chicago, on this day in 1903. The Model A was the result of a partnership between Henry Ford and Detroit coal merchant Alexander Malcomson. Ford had met Malcomson while working at Edison Illuminating Company: Malcomson sold him coal. Read the complete article.
Cite this article:
First Ford model delivered to buyer. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 04:17, Jul 23, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=7523.

Books in the GSU Library about the history of the automobile:
Title: Automobile quarterly’s world of cars / produced by the editors of Automobile quarterly.
Call Number: TL155 .A8

Author: Wherry, Joseph H.
Title: Automobiles of the world : the story of the development of the automobile, with many rare illustrations from a score of nations / Joseph H. Wherry.
Call Number: TL15 .W47

Author: Rae, John Bell, 1911-
Title: The American automobile : a brief history / by John B. Rae.
Call Number: HD9710.U52 R29

1918: A string of mysterious deaths surrounds a Nebraska woman

Della Sorenson kills the first of her seven victims in rural Nebraska by poisoning her sister-in-law's infant daughter, Viola Cooper. Over the next seven years, friends, relatives, and acquaintances of Sorenson repeatedly died under mysterious circumstances before anyone finally realized that it had to be more than a coincidence. Read the complete article.
Cite this article:
A string of mysterious deaths surrounds a Nebraska woman. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 04:21, Jul 23, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=1076.

Books in the GSU Library about serial killers:

Author: Ramsland, Katherine M., 1953-
Title: Inside the minds of mass murderers : why they kill / Katherine Ramsland.
Call Number: HV6515 .R2532005

Author: McLaren, Angus.
Title: A prescription for murder : the Victorian serial killings of Dr. Thomas Neill Cream / Angus McLaren.
Call Number: HV6535.G6 L65641993

Author: Hickey, Eric W.
Title: Serial murderers and their victims / Eric W. Hickey.
Call Number: HV6529 .H531997

1967: The 12th Street riot

In the early morning hours of July 23, 1967, one of the worst riots in U.S. history breaks out on 12th Street in the heart of Detroit's predominantly African-American inner city. By the time it was quelled four days later by 7,000 National Guard and U.S. Army troops, 43 people were dead, 342 injured, and nearly 1,400 buildings had been burned. Read the complete article.
Cite this article:
The 12th Street riot. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 04:40, Jul 23, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=6967.

Books in the GSU Library on the Detroit riots:
Author: Fine, Sidney, 1920-
Title: Violence in the model city : the Cavanagh administration, race relations, and the Detroit riot of 1967 / Sidney Fine.
Call Number: F574.D49 N43941989

Author: Gordon, Leonard.
Title: A city in racial crisis; the case of Detroit pre- and post- the 1967 riot.
Call Number: F574.D4 G66

Search the library catalog for more books on the above topics.

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July is National Ice Cream Month

July is almost over, but there is still time to celebrate National Ice Cream Month.

The following Ice Cream Trivia can be found at: CyberSpace Ag: Dairy Cattle – Ice Cream Trivia

• It takes approximately 1.4 gallons of milk to make 1 gallon of ice cream.
• The first ice cream parlor opened in New York City in 1776.
• George Washington liked ice cream so much he reportedly had a bill for $200 for ice cream one summer.
• Dolly Madison created a sensation when she served ice cream at a White House inaugural ball in 1812.
• The first ice cream cone was made, served, and eaten in New York City on September 22, 1886. The maker, Italo Marchiony, was granted a patent on his cone mold in 1903.
• The waffle cone was invented in 1904 at the St. Louis Worlds’ Fair.
• The first hand-cranked ice cream maker was developed by Nancy Johnson in 1846.

For more information about ice cream:

IDFA - Ice Cream Facts

Ice Cream: Selected Internet Sources (Science Reference Services, Library of Congress)


How many different flavors of ice cream can you name? I'll start the list with:


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New Additions to the Reference Collection

Thank you Erin for compiling the list of new Reference Books.

Travel & tourism market research handbook (2006)
G155.U6 T7182007

The 2007 architectural/engineering/construction market research handbook
REF. HF5415.2 .M562007

The encyclopedia of taxation & tax policy / edited by Joseph J. Cordes, Robert D. Ebel, and Jane G. Gravelle.
[2nd ed.]
REF. HJ2305 .E532005

Social work career development : a handbook for job hunting and career planning / by Carol Nesslein Doelling.
[2nd ed.]
REF. HV10.5 .D632004

Ethical standards in social work : a review of the NASW code of ethics / by Frederic G. Reamer.
REF. HV40.8.U6 R432006

Classics of American political and constitutional thought / edited, with introductions, by Scott J. Hammond, Kevin R. Hardwick, Howard L. Lubert.
[2 vol.]
REF. JK31 .C542007

The book of the states.
[2007 : vol. 39]
REF. JK2403 .B6

Historical dictionary of the United Nations / Jacques Fomerand.
REF. JZ4984.5 .B3952007

The age of the storytellers : British popular fiction magazines, 1880-1950 / Mike Ashley.
REF. PR868.P68 A842006

A natural history of the Chicago region / Joel Greenberg.
REF. QH105.I3 G742004

The Dartmouth atlas of cardiovascular health care / The Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School ; The Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Maine Medical Center.
REF. RC667 .D2261999

The Dartmouth atlas of vascular health care / The Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, The Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Maine Medical Center.
REF. RC691.5 .D27X2000

The Dartmouth atlas of musculoskeletal health care / The Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, The Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Maine Medical Center.
REF. RC925 .D372000

Handbook of organization and membership directory / Illinois Library Association.
REF. Z674 .I54 2006 – 2007

The Bowker annual of library and book trade information / sponsored by the Council of National Library Associations.
REF. Z731 .A47

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July 19, 2007

Today in History: July 19th

The following information can be found at: History.com - This Day in History

1553: Lady Jane Grey deposed

After only nine days as the monarch of England, Lady Jane Grey is deposed in favor of her cousin Mary. The 15-year-old Lady Jane, beautiful and intelligent, had only reluctantly agreed to be put on the throne. The decision would result in her execution. Read the complete article.
Cite the above article:
Lady Jane Grey deposed. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 04:18, Jul 19, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=5190.

The following reference book in the GSU Library has information on Lady Jane Grey:
Author: Jackson, Guida.
Title: Women who ruled / Guida M. Jackson.
Call Number:REF. D107 .J331990

1799: Rosetta Stone found

On this day in 1799, during Napoleon Bonaparte's Egyptian campaign, a French soldier discovers a black basalt slab inscribed with ancient writing near the town of Rosetta, about 35 miles nor ... Watch the video clip.

For more information on the Rosetta Stone, the GSU Library has the following book available:
Author: Budge, E. A. Wallis (Ernest Alfred Wallis), Sir, 1857-1934.
Title: The Rosetta stone.
Call Number:PJ1531.R5 R6X1950

1898: Emile Zola flees France

Novelist Emile Zola flees France on this day in 1898 to escape imprisonment after being convicted of libel against the French army in the notorious Dreyfus affair. Read the complete article.
Cite this article:
Emile Zola flees France. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 05:11, Jul 19, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=4037.

If you are interested in finding out more information about Emile Zola, the GSU library has several books in the collection. Here are two titles:
Author: Vizetelly, Ernest Alfred, 1853-1922.
Title: Émile Zola, novelist and reformer; an account of his life & work.
Call Number: PQ2528 .V61971

Author: Josephson, Matthew, 1899-1978.
Title: Zola and his time : the history of his martial career in letters, with an account of his circle of friends, his remarkable enemies, cyclopean labors, public campaigns, trials, and ultimate glorification / by Matthew Josephson.
Call Number: PQ2528 .J61969
Search the library catalog for more titles.

1935 : Parking meters debut

A woman feeding the meter in New York, 1948The first automatic parking meter in the U.S., the Park-O-Meter invented by Carlton Magee, was installed in Oklahoma City by the Dual Parking Meter Company. Twenty-foot spaces were painted on the pavement, and a parking meter that accepted nickels was planted in the concrete at the head of each space. The city paid for the meters with funds collected from them. Today parking meters are big business. Companies offer digital parking meters, smart parking meters, and, even more remarkably, user-friendly parking meters. The user-friendly parking meters are an attempt to stem the tide of "violent confrontations" between users and their meters.
Cite this article:
Parking meters debut. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 05:25, Jul 19, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=7518.

1979: Oil tankers collide in Caribbean Sea

On this day in 1979, two gigantic supertankers collide off the island of Little Tobago in the Caribbean Sea, killing 26 crew members and spilling 280,000 tons of crude oil into the sea. At the time, it was the worst oil-tanker accident in history and remains one of the very few times in history when two oil tankers have collided. Read the complete article.
Cite this article:
Oil tankers collide in Caribbean Sea. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 05:30, Jul 19, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=850.

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July 17, 2007

Today in History: July 17th

The following information is from History.com: This day in History

1793: French assassin Charlotte Corday is guillotined
Assassin Charlotte Corday is executed by guillotine in Paris, France.

The 25-year-old woman had killed leading French politician Jean Paul Marat four days earlier in his home. Blaming him for the revolutionary war that was breaking out in France, Corday confessed to the murder. Read the complete article.

Cite this article:
French assassin Charlotte Corday is guillotined. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 05:00, Jul 17, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=1070.

Books in the GSU Library:
Author: Bowen, Marjorie, pseud.
Title: The angel of the assassination; Marie-Charlotte de Corday d’Armont, Jean-Paul Marat, Jean-Adam Lux; a study of three disciples of Jean-Jacque Rousseau, by Joseph Shearing.
Call Number: DC146.C8 S41935A

1870: "Wild Bill" Hickok kills a soldier

A drunken brawl turns deadly when "Wild Bill" Hickok shoots two soldiers in self-defense, mortally wounding one of them. Read the complete article.

Cite the article:
"Wild Bill" Hickok kills a soldier. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 05:03, Jul 17, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=4584.

Books in the GSU Library:
Author: Holbrook, Stewart Hall, 1893-1964.
Title: Wild Bill Hickok tames the West; illustrated by Ernest Richardson.
Call Number: MAT-CTR. PZ7.H696 WI

1938: "Wrong Way" Corrigan crosses the Atlantic

Douglas Corrigan, the last of the early glory-seeking fliers, takes off from Floyd Bennett field in Brooklyn, New York, on a flight that would finally win him a place in aviation history. Read the complete article.

Cite this article:
"Wrong Way" Corrigan crosses the Atlantic. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 05:26, Jul 17, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=5184.

1955: Disneyland, Walt Disney's metropolis of nostalgia, fantasy, and futurism, opens on July 17, 1955. The $17 million theme park was built on 160 acres of former orange groves in Anaheim, Califo ... View video clips.

Read about Walt Disney:
Author: Watts, Steven, 1952-
Title: The Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney and the American way of life / Steven Watts.
Call Number: NC1766.U52 D5927 1997

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Meeting Wednesday, July 18th

Don't forget that the Friends of the Library meeting is tomorrow July 18th, at 12:00 p.m. We will be meeting in the E-Lounge. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.

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PowerPoint Basics

Don't forget: PowerPoint Basics
Tuesday, July 17th
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
D2401B Library

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A Test of Wills: Today in the Cafeteria Annex

Friends of Mysteries
Today, July 17, at noon in the Cafeteria Annex. A Test of Wills by Charles Todd will be discussed For more information on this on this title and previously discussed titles, click here.

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July 11, 2007

Today in History: July 11th

The following information can be found at: This Day in History: History.com

1804: Alexander Hamilton is killed in a duel
A duel between the prominent Americans Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton leaves Hamilton dead. Burr was angry over hearing that Hamilton had insulted his character, and challenged the former general to a duel. Although both men were New Yorkers, they crossed the Hudson to Weehawken, New Jersey for the duel, since New Jersey did not have a law against dueling at the time, but New York did. Ironically, the men's home state had banned the practice partly due to Hamilton's own efforts after his son was killed in a duel. Some believe that, because of his aversion to the practice, Hamilton intentionally wasted his shot. Read the complete article.
Alexander Hamilton is killed in a duel. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 05:31, Jul 11, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=1063.

Books in the GSU Library about Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr:
Title: Alexander Hamilton / Henry Cabot Lodge ; introduction by Mary-Jo Kline.
Call Number: E302.6.H2 L81980

Title: The young Hamilton : a biography / James Thomas Flexner
Call Number: E302.6.H2 F58

Author: Melton, Buckner F.
Title: Aaron Burr : conspiracy to treason / Buckner F. Melton, Jr.
Call Number: E334 .M452002

Author: Lomask, Milton.
Title: Aaron Burr, the conspiracy and years of exile, 1805-1836 / Milton Lomas
Call Number: E302.6.B9 L711982

1938: Orson Welles' radio show debuts
On this day in 1938, radio drama Mercury Theater on the Air debuts, featuring Orson Welles and John Houseman, founders of the Mercury Theater in New York. The show, a dramatic anthology program, is best remembered for its 1938 broadcast of The War of the Worlds, a fictional drama about a Martian invasion in Grovers Mill, New Jersey. The program, which aired on Halloween, sparked a panic among listeners who believed the play was a real news broadcast.
Orson Welles' radio show debuts. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 05:37, Jul 11, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=3443.

Read War of the Worlds:
Author: Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946.
Title: The War of the worlds.
Call Number: PR5774 .W3

1944: Hitler is paid a visit by his would-be assassin
On this day in 1944, Count Claus von Stauffenberg, a German army officer, transports a bomb to Adolf Hitler's headquarters in Berchtesgaden, in Bavaria, with the intention of assassinating the Fuhrer. Read the complete article.
Hitler is paid a visit by his would-be assassin. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 05:38, Jul 11, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=6516.
1970: "Mama Told Me Not to Come" tops the charts
"Mama Told Me Not to Come," recorded by Three Dog Night, hits No. 1 on the Billboard charts. This was the only song by Randy Newman to hit No. 1, although Newman's own recording of his song "Short People" rose to No. 2 in 1978. Newman, the nephew of two film composers, became a singer-songwriter in the early 1960s and his wry humor quickly gained a following. Over the years, Judy Collins, Joe Cocker, Peggy Lee, Elvis Costello, Barbra Streisand, and many others have recorded his songs. Newman began composing for television and film in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and has won numerous Oscar nominations for his soundtracks.
"Mama Told Me Not to Come" tops the charts. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 05:37, Jul 11, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=3444.

1979: Skylab crashes to Earth
Parts of Skylab, America's first space station, come crashing down on Australia and into the Indian Ocean five years after the last manned Skylab mission ended. No one was injured. Read the complete article.
Skylab crashes to Earth. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 05:42, Jul 11, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=5170.

Internet Resources on Skylab:
Author: Belew, Leland F.
Title: Skylab [electronic resource] : a guidebook / by Leland F. Belew and Ernst Stuhlinger
Related URL: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS70430

1985: "New Coke" is introduced
Robert Goizueta, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Co. toasts the ÝNew CokeÝ with Donald Keough, President and COO, in 1985Nineteen-eighty-five was a trying year for America's soda. With hopes of eking out a lead in the hotly contested "Cola Wars," soft drink giant Coca-Cola decided to muck about with the recipe for its namesake drink. As ill-conceived as the notion may sound to our ears now, Coke thought it had a winner at the time. Indeed, an expensive battery of market testing seemed to bode well for the new formula. Read the complete article."
New Coke" is introduced. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 05:44, Jul 11, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=5923.

Books and video's in the GSU Library about Coca Cola:
Author: Louis, J. C.
Title: The cola wars / J.C. Louis and Harvey Z. Yazijian
Call Number: HD9348.U54 C6341980

Title: Cola wars [videorecording] : message in a bottle / produced and directed by Arif Nurmohamed ; BBC Learning
Call Number: VIDEO. HF5415.12.M537 C662005

Author: Pendergrast, Mark
Title: For God, country and Coca-Cola : the unauthorized history of the great American soft drink and the company that makes it / Mark Pendergrast.
Call Number: HD9349.S634 C6741994

Title: Coke’s first 100 years ... and a look into the future / Beverage World.
Call Number: HD9349.S634 C64X

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July 10, 2007

Today in History: July 10th

The following information comes from: Those Were the Days - Today in History

1890 - Wyoming, the state with the smallest population entered the Union this day. The 44th state was named after an Algonquin Indian word meaning ‘large prairie place’. Appropriately, the Indian paintbrush that covers much of the large prairie is the state flower and the meadowlark, frequently seen circling the prairie land, is the state bird. Another Indian term, Cheyenne, is also the name of the state capital. Wyoming is called the Equality State because it is the first state to have granted women the right to vote (1869).

1900 - One of the most famous trademarks in the world, ‘His Master’s Voice’, was registered with the U.S. Patent Office. The logo of the Victor Talking Machine Company, and later, RCA Victor, shows the dog, Nipper, looking into the horn of a gramophone machine.

1920 - One of the greatest horse races in America was run as Man o’ War defeated John P. Grier in the Dwyer Stakes. Man o’ War set a world-record time of 1 minute, 49-1/5 seconds in the 1-1/8 mile event.

1929 - The U.S. government began issuing paper money in the small size we currently carry.

1951 - Sugar Ray Robinson was defeated for only the second time in 133 fights. 7-2 underdog Randy Turpin took the middleweight crown from Robinson in a 15-round referee’s decision in London, England. (Sugar Ray took the title back September 12th at the Polo Grounds in New York.)

1985 - The Coca-Cola Company announced that the former (regular) Coke was coming back to share shelf space with the New Coke, after a consumer furor. The original formula was renamed Coca-Cola Classic.

1991 - After 1,000 years, the Russian people were finally permitted to elect a president. Boris Yeltsin took the oath of office this day, after he had resoundingly defeated the Communist Party candidate.

1998 - Lethal Weapon 4 premiered, garnering $34.05 box-office bucks its opening weekend. Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) and Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) are on the hit list of the nasty Chinese Triads. Riggs and Murtaugh are helped(?) by Leo Getz (Joe Pesci) and Lee Butters (Chris Rock). Lorna Cole (played by Rene Russo) is Riggs’ sweetie this time around.

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July 09, 2007

Today in History: July 9th

The following entries are from: This Day in History: History.com

1850: President Taylor dies of cholera

Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the United States, dies suddenly from an attack of cholera morbus. He was succeeded by Millard Fillmore. Read the complete article.

President Taylor dies of cholera. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 12:17, Jul 9, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=5164.

Books in the GSU Library about Zachary Taylor:
Title: The presidencies of Zachary Taylor & Millard Fillmore / Elbert B. Smith
Call Number: E421 .S651988

1892: Showdown at Homestead steel plant

Henry Clay FrickBy the late nineteenth century, the workers at Andrew Carnegie's Homestead, PA plant had eked out a modicum of power. They won a key strike in 1889, and in the process became a potent unit of the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers. Still, these victories hardly erased the harsh working conditions at the Homestead mills. Nor did they mean that the Carnegie Company was pleased with or readily recognized the union. Read the complete article
Showdown at Homestead steel plant. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 12:19, Jul 9, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=5921.

1941: Enigma key broken

On this day in 1941, crackerjack British cryptologists break the secret code used by the German army to direct ground-to-air operations on the Eastern front. Read the complete article
Enigma key broken. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 12:43, Jul 9, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=6514.

1947: First female army officer

In a ceremony held at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, General Dwight D. Eisenhower appoints Florence Blanchfield to be a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, making her the first woman in U.S. history to hold permanent military rank.Read the complete article

First female army officer. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 12:41, Jul 9, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=5165.

1983: Police's "Every Breath You Take" hits No. 1

The first single released from The Police's 1983 hit album Synchronicity tops the charts. The British group had been together since 1977 and had released five albums. Synchronicity was their most successful, and also their last, studio album. The band took a "sabbatical" after the album, and although the members played together live a few more times, they never recorded together again.

Police's "Every Breath You Take" hits No. 1. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 12:48, Jul 9, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=3438.

1993: Romanov remains identified

British forensic scientists announce that they have positively identified the remains of Russia's last czar, Nicholas II; his wife, Czarina Alexandra; and three of their daughters. The scientists used mitochondria DNA fingerprinting to identify the bones, which had been excavated from a mass grave near Yekaterinburg in 1991. Read the complete article
Romanov remains identified. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 12:50, Jul 9, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=5166.

Books in the GSU Library on Czar Nicholas II:
Title: Nicholas and Alexandra / Robert K. Massie
Call Number: DK258 .M32000

Title: The file on the Tsar / Anthony Summers, Tom Mangold
Call Number: DK258 .S861976

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July 06, 2007

Today in History: July 6th

The following information is from: This Day in History: History.com

1862: Mark Twain begins reporting in Virginia City

Writing under the name of Mark Twain, Samuel Clemens begins publishing news stories in the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise.
Read the complete article.

Mark Twain begins reporting in Virginia City. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 02:12, Jul 6, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=4573.

Books in the GSU Library about Mark Twain:
Title: Mark Twain : a literary life / Everett Emerson.
Call Number: PS1331 .E48 2000

Title: The ordeal of Mark Twain / by Van Wyck Brooks.
Call Number: PS1331 .B71977

1942: Frank family takes refuge

In Nazi-occupied Holland, 13-year-old Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family are forced to take refuge in a secret sealed-off area of an Amsterdam warehouse. The day before, Anne's older s ...
View the video.

Read Anne Frank's diary:
Title: The diary of a young girl : the definitive edition / Anne Frank ; edited by Otto H. Frank and Mirjam Pressler ; translated by Susan Massotty.
Call Number: DS135.N6 F733131995

1946: George "Bugs" Moran is arrested

FBI agents arrest George "Bugs" Moran, along with fellow crooks Virgil Summers and Albert Fouts, in Kentucky. Once one of the biggest organized crime figures in America, Moran had been reduced to small bank robberies by this time. He died in prison 11 years later.
Read the complete article.

George "Bugs" Moran is arrested. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 02:19, Jul 6, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=1058.

1971: Satchmo dies

Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, dies in New York City at the age of 69. A world-renowned jazz trumpeter and vocalist, he pioneered jazz improvisation and the style known as swing.
Read the complete article.

Satchmo dies. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 02:27, Jul 6, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=6950.

Books in the GSU Library about Louis Armstrong:
Title: Louis Armstrong, his life and times / by Mike Pinfold.
Call Number: ML419.A75 P551987

Title: Louis Armstrong / by Hugues Panassie ; photograph collection by Jack Bradley.
Call Number: ML419.A75 P33

1988: Explosion on North Sea oil rig

On this day in 1988, an explosion rips through an oil rig in the North Sea, killing 167 workers. It was the worst offshore oil-rig disaster in history.
Read the complete article.

Explosion on North Sea oil rig. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 02:28, Jul 6, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=837.

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July 05, 2007

Today in History: July 5th

The following information is from: This Day in History: History.com

1865: Conspirators court-martialed for plotting to kill Lincoln, Grant and Andrew Johnson
On this day in 1865, President Andrew Johnson signs an executive order that confirms the military conviction of a group of people who had conspired to kill the late President Abraham Lincoln, then commander in chief of the U.S. Army. With his signature, Johnson ordered four of the guilty to be executed. Read the complete article.

Conspirators court-martialed for plotting to kill Lincoln, Grant and Andrew Johnson. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 08:01, Jul 5, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=772.

1916: Children banned from theaters

On this day in 1916, children under 16 are banned from New York City theaters due to an outbreak of polio. Some 200 theaters shut down throughout the summer. In 1919, a similar incident took place when the worldwide flu epidemic results in the closure of many theaters and the temporary halt of new film releases.

Children banned from theaters. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 08:04, Jul 5, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=3426.

1946: Bikini introduced
On July 5, 1946, French designer Louis Reard unveils a daring two-piece swimsuit at the Piscine Molitor, a popular swimming pool in Paris. Parisian showgirl Micheline Bernardini modeled the new fashion, which Reard dubbed "bikini," inspired by a news-making U.S. atomic test that took place off the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean earlier that week. Read the complete article.

Bikini introduced. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 08:35, Jul 5, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=6949.

1954: Elvis records "That's All Right, Mama"

On this day in 1954, Elvis Presley records "That's All Right, Mama," which became a local hit. Presley had caught the interest of recording executive Sam Phillips when he cut a record for his mother's birthday in 1953. Phillips later asked him to record a few songs. Phillips was unimpressed with the session--which took place on July 5, 1954--until Presley and a friend started playing rhythm and blues between takes. Impressed with an improvised version of Arthur Crudup's "That's All Right, Mama," Phillips asked Presley to record the song, and two days later it became a sensation on a Memphis radio station. This recording is considered by many as the official "birth of rock and roll."

Elvis records "That's All Right, Mama". (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 09:17, Jul 5, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=3427.

1996: First successful cloning of a mammal

On this day in 1996, Dolly the sheep--the first mammal to have been successfully cloned from an adult cell--is born at the Roslin Institute in Scotland. Originally code-named "6LL3," the clo ... Watch the video clip.

1996 - First Cloned Mammal Born

On July 5, 1996, researches in Scotland create the lamb "Dolly" from the DNA of an adult sheep. ... Watch the video clip.

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July 03, 2007


The following information is from the US Census Press Releases. Did you know that:

In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation was 2.5 million.
(1776 population from Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970.)

The nation’s population on this July Fourth will be 302 million.

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$206.3 million is the value of fireworks imported from China in 2006, representing the bulk of all U.S. fireworks imported ($216 million). U.S. exports of fireworks, by comparison, came to just $22.6 million in 2006, with Japan purchasing more than any other country ($8 million). <http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/>

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In 2006, $5.3 million was the dollar value of U.S. imports of American flags; the vast majority of this amount ($5 million) was for U.S. flags made in China. <http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/>

That there are 30 places nationwide with “liberty” in its name. The most populous one is Liberty, Mo. (29,042). Iowa, with four, has more of these places than any other state: Libertyville, New Liberty, North Liberty and West Liberty.

Thirty-two places are named “eagle” — after the majestic bird that serves as our national symbol. (Places include cities, towns, villages and census-designated places.) The most populous such place is Eagle Pass, Texas, with 25,571 residents. There is also Eagle County, Colo., with a population of 49,085.

Eleven places have “independence” in their name. The most populous of these is Independence, Mo., with 110,208 residents.
Five places adopted the name “freedom.” Freedom, Calif., with 6,000 residents, has the largest population among these.

Sources: <http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/population/007001.html>,
<http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/population/009756.html>, and American FactFinder)

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Today in History: July 3rd

The following information is from This Day in History: History.com:

1863: Pickett leads his infamous charge at Gettysburg
Troops under Confederate General George Pickett begin a massive attack against the center of the Union lines at Gettysburg on the climactic third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, the largest engagement of the war. General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia encountered George Meade's Army of the Potomac in Pennsylvania and battered the Yankees for two days. The day before Pickett's charge, the Confederates had hammered each flank of the Union line but could not break through. Read the complete article.

Pickett leads his infamous charge at Gettysburg. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 03:23, Jul 3, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=2233.

Books in the GSU Library about the Battle of Gettysburg:
Title: The third day at Gettysburg: Pickett’s Charge [by] Alan M. Hollingsworth and James M. Cox
Call Number: E475.53 .H697
1890: Idaho becomes 43rd state

Title: Gettysburg, ed. by Earl Schenck Miers and Richard A. Brown. Maps by Harold C. Detje
Call Number: E475.51 .M5

1890: Idaho, the last of the 50 states to be explored by whites, is admitted to the union.

Exploration of the North American continent mostly proceeded inward from the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and northward from Spanish Mexico. Therefore, the rugged territory that would become Idaho long remained untouched by Spanish, French, British, and American trappers and explorers. Even as late as 1805, Idaho Indians like the Shoshone had never encountered a white man. Read the complete article.

Idaho becomes 43rd state. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 03:17, Jul 3, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=4570.

1957: Khrushchev consolidates his power
Nikita Khrushchev takes control in the Soviet Union by orchestrating the ouster of his most serious opponents from positions of authority in the Soviet government. Khrushchev's action delighted the United States, which viewed him as a more moderate figure in the communist government of Russia. Read the complete article.

Khrushchev consolidates his power. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 03:21, Jul 3, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=2717.

Books in the GSU Library about Khrushchev:
Title: Khrushchev’s double bind : international pressures and domestic coalition politics / James G. Richter.
Call Number: DK282 .R531994

Title: Khrushchev remembers, the last testament / translated and edited by Strobe Talbott ; with a foreword by Edward Crankshaw and an introd. by Jerrold L. Schecter.
Call Number: DK275.K5 A326

1971: Jim Morrison dies
On this day in 1971, singer Jim Morrison is found dead in a bathtub in Paris. Morrison, 27, was taking a sabbatical from his hit rock band, The Doors, when he died of heart failure, likely caused by a drug overdose. Rumors abounded that Morrison, tired of fame, had faked his own death. Read the complete article.

Jim Morrison dies. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 03:21, Jul 3, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=3420.

1996: Union and Southern Pacific merger given go-ahead
Railroad workers in San Francisco protesting the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific mergerBy the summer of 1996, Union Pacific Railroad's bid to acquire fellow rail giant Southern Pacific probably seemed less like a savvy business move than a political and legal nightmare. The proposed $3.9 billion merger attracted a torrent of opposition shortly after it was announced in August of 1995. Read the complete article.

Union and Southern Pacific merger given go-ahead. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 03:20, Jul 3, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=5915.

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New Reference Books

Thank you Erin for the list of New Reference Books for June 27th - July 2nd, 2007 :

Handbook of evaluation : policies, programs and practices / edited by Ian F. Shaw, Jennifer C. Greene, Melvin M. Mark.
REF. AZ191 .H362006

APA dictionary of psychology / Gary R. VandenBos, editor in chief.
REF. BF31 .A652007

ACA ethical standards casebook / Barbara Herlihy, Gerald Corey.
6th ed.
REF. BF637.C6 A372006

Black women in America / Darlene Clark Hine, editor in chief. 2nd edition.
REF. E185.86 .B5422005

The Chicago River : an illustrated history and guide to the river and its waterways / David M. Solzman.
REF. F547.C45 S652006

National Geographic collegiate atlas of the world.
REF. G1021 .N3922006

Encyclopedia of the world’s minorities / Carl Skutsch, editor ; Martin Ryle, consulting editor.
[3 vols.]
GN495.4 .E632005

The 2007 leisure market research handbook / by Richard K. Miller and Kelli D. Washington.
REF. GV174 .M552007

Social science encyclopedia / edited by Adam Kuper and Jessica Kuper.
[2 vols.]
REF. H41 .S632004

Social change in America : the historical handbook / edited by Patricia C. Becker.
REF. HA214 .S7462006

Economies of the world.
REF. HC59.3 .E272005

An atlas of poverty in America : one nation, pulling apart, 1960-2003 / Amy K. Glasmeier.
REF. HC110.P6 G5432006

The European Union encyclopedia and directory.
2nd ed.
REF. HC241.2 .E8334

Successful business research : straight to the numbers you need-- fast! / the Planning Shop with Rhonda Abrams.
REF. HD30.4 .A252006

Supplier diversity information resource guide.
10th ed.
REF. HD2346.U5 M552

Encyclopedia of African American business / edited by Jessie Carney Smith ; Millicent Lownes Jackson, consultant, Linda T. Wynn, consultant.
[2 vols.]
REF. HD2358.5.U6 E532006

International directory of company histories / writers and researchers, Gretchen Antelman ... [et al.].
85th vol.
REF. HD2721 .I631988

Nolo’s guide to Social Security Disability : getting & keeping your benefits / by David A. Morton III. 3rd edition
REF. HD7105.25.U6 M6752006

Routledge encyclopedia of international political economy / edited by R.J. Barry Jones.
[3 vols.]
REF. HF1359 .R682001

Consumer behavior.
REF. HF5415.33.U6 M56

Encyclopedia of industrial and organizational psychology / edited by Steven G. Rogelberg.
[2 vols.]
REF. HF5548.8 .E4982007

Handbook of lesbian and gay studies / [edited by] Diane Richardson and Steven Seidman.
REF. HQ75.15 .H362002

Handbook of contemporary families : considering the past, contemplating the future / edited by Marilyn Coleman, Lawrence H. Ganong.
REF. HQ536 .H31852004

Handbook of death & dying / Clifton D. Bryant, editor in chief.
[2 vol.]
REF. HQ1073 .H362003

Childhood sexual abuse : a reference handbook / Karen L. Kinnear.
2nd ed.
REF. HV6570 .K552007

The encyclopedia of child abuse / Robin E. Clark and Judith Freeman Clark with Christine Adamec ; introduction by Richard J. Gelles.
3rd ed.
REF. HV6626.5 .C572007

The encyclopedia of police science / Jack R. Greene, editor.
3rd ed.
[2 vols.]
REF. HV7901 .E532007

World police encyclopedia / Dilip K. Das, editor ; Michael J. Palmiotto, managing editor.
[2 vols.]
REF. HV7901 .W642006

Handbook of criminal investigation / edited by Tim Newburn, Tom Williamson and Alan Wright.
REF. HV8073 .H2582007

The Europa world year book.
REF. JN1 .E852X2006

Immigration and asylum : from 1900 to the present / Matthew J. Gibney and Randall Hansen, editors.
[3 vols.]
REF. JV6012 .I562005

Illegal immigration : a reference handbook / Michael C. LeMay.
REF. JV6483 .L452007

Encyclopedia of globalization / editors-in-chief, Roland Robertson, Jan Aart Scholte.
[4 vols.]
REF. JZ1318 .E632007

Handbook of peace and conflict studies / edited by Charles Webel and Johan Galtung.
REF. JZ5538 .H362007

Gay & lesbian rights : a guide for GLBT singles, couples and families / Brette McWhorter Sember.
REF. KF4754.5 .S4552006

U.S. immigration : step by step / Edwin T. Gania.
3rd ed.
REF. KF4819.6 .G362006

U.S. immigration and citizenship Q&A / Debbie M. Schell, Richard E. Schell, Kurt A. Wagner.
REF. KF4819.6 .S3352003

West’s Illinois law finder.
REF. KFI1261 .I55

Shaping literacy achievement : research we have, research we need / edited by Michael Pressley ... [et al.].
REF. LB1050.6 .S482007

The Praeger handbook of learning and the brain / edited by Sheryl Feinstein.
[2 vols.]
REF. LB1060 .P6832006

Encyclopedia of linguistics / Philipp Strazny, editor.
[2 vols.]
REF. P29 .E4832005

Encyclopedia of the world’s endangered languages / edited by Christopher Moseley.
REF. P40.5.L332 E452007

The Associated Press stylebook and briefing on media law.
41st ed.
REF. PN4783 .A832006

A+ certification / Michael Meyers, Scott Jernigan.
3rd ed.
REF. QA76.3 .M452007

Illinois insects and spiders / paintings by Peggy Macnamara ; text by Division of Insects at the Field Museum, James H. Boone ... [et al.] ; with a foreword by Maggie Daley.
REF. QL475.I3 M332005

AMA manual of style : a guide for authors and editors.
10th ed.
REF. R119 .A5332007
[Shelved Behind the Reference Desk]

Science and technology in medicine : an illustrated account based on ninety-nine landmark publications from five centuries / Andras Gedeon.
REF. R131 .G432006

Standards for ambulatory care.
REF. RA399.A3 S727

The Elgar companion to health economics / edited by Andrew M. Jones.
REF. RA410 .E462006

Health care business market research handbook.
REF. RA410.53 .M56

Chronology of public health in the United States / Russell O. Wright.
REF. RA445 .W752005

Case management resource guide : a directory of homecare, rehabilitation, mental health and long term care services.
REF. RA645.35 .C37X2007

Encyclopedia of health and aging / editor, Kyriakos S. Markides.
REF. RA777.6 .E5342007

Cancer : principles & practice of oncology / edited by Vincent T. Devita Jr., Samuel Hellman, Steven A. Rosenberg ; with 355 contributing authors.
7th ed.
REF. RC261 .C2742005

Kaplan & Sadock’s comprehensive textbook of psychiatry / editors, Benjamin J. Sadock, Virginia A. Sadock.
8th ed.
REF. RC454 .C6372005

Handbook of implicit cognition and addiction / editors Reinout W. Wiers, Alan W. Stacy.
REF. RC564 .H35832006

Encyclopedia of nursing research / Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, editor-in-chief ; Meredith Wallace, associate editor.
2nd ed.
REF. RT81.5 .E532006

The restaurant & foodservice market research handbook.
REF. TX901 .R47

Hotels & resorts 2007 / by: Richard K. Miller & Kelli Washington.
REF. TX911 .M4552007

Handbook of intelligence studies / edited by Loch K. Johnson.
REF. UB250 .H352007

History of the health sciences / Stephen J. Greenberg, Patricia E. Gallagher.
MLA BibKit 5
REF. Z6660.8 .G742002

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July 02, 2007

Project Gutenberg and Project Gutenberg Canada

The following information is from the Project Gutenberg Canada website: Project Gutenberg Canada and the other Gutenberg sites offer many thousands of ebooks that are:

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I have used Project Gutenberg and it has some great books listed. There are thousands of titles available; fiction, non-fiction, and childrens books just to name a few. You can search subject, author, catagory (they have audio books that you can download) and subject heading (there are more options). It is definiately worth checking out. Project Gutenberg Canada is in its infancy and currently has about 50 titles availbe.

To go to Project Gutenberg Canada, click here.
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Congratulations to Beth Hansen Shaw and Paul Blobaum!!!

Stop by the Library and congratulate Beth and Paul for being chosen to receive Faculty Excellence Awards!!!!!!

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Today in History: July 2nd

The following information can be found at: Those Were the Days - Today in History:


The 2nd of July, 1964 signifies the date it was no longer legal in the United States to discriminate against others because of their race. It was on this day that U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. The law included the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of race, not only where the registration of voters was involved, but also in public accommodations, in publicly owned or operated facilities, in employment and union membership.

Title VI of the bill provided for more than a slap on the hand to persistent lawbreakers who received federal funding. It allowed for the cancellation of such monies.

The law is still in effect ... with discrimination because of gender, age and religion also prohibited.

Books in the GSU Library:
Title: Encyclopedia of American civil rights and liberties / edited by Otis H. Stephens, Jr., John M. Scheb II, Kara E. Stooksbury.
Call Number: REF. KF4748 .E532006

Title: The American Civil Liberties Union & the making of modern liberalism, 1930-1960 / Judy Kutulas.
Call Number: JC599.U5 K972006

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New York City’s first elevated railroad officially opened for business. Commuters soon called the mode of transportation the El.

1921 -
The first prize fight offering a million-dollar gate was broadcast on radio. Jack Dempsey knocked out George Carpentier in the fourth round of the bout in Jersey City, NJ.

Read about Jack Dempsey:
Title: When Dempsey fought Tunney : heroes, hokum, and storytelling in the Jazz Age / Bruce J. Evensen.
Call Number: GV1132.D4 E841996
1955 -
“Ah one anna two...” ABC Television premiered The Lawrence Welk Show. In Welk’s 24-piece band was the ’Champagne Lady’, Alice Lon.

1956 -
Elvis Presley recorded Hound Dog and Don’t Be Cruel for his new record label home, RCA Victor. In addition, Elvis recorded Any Way You Want Me for later release.

Read about Elvis Presley:
Title: Elvis culture : fans, faith, & image / Erika Doss.
Call Number: ML420.P96 D681999

Title: Last train to Memphis : the rise of Elvis Presley / Peter Guralnick.
Call Number: ML420.P96 G871994

1966 -

MAD magazine, featuring that lovable madcap dweeb, Alfred E. “What Me Worry?” Neuman, was promoting rental cars and shaving cream on postal stamps! Fifteen years later, the U.S. Congress, which didn’t find the stunt very funny, introduced ad stamp legislation of its own to relieve the post office deficit.

Read about Mad Magazine:
Title: American icons : an encyclopedia of the people, places, and things that have shaped our culture / edited by Dennis R. Hall and Susan Grove Hall.
Call Number: REF. E169.1 .A4721552006
1984 -
Epic Records set a record as two million copies of the Jacksons’ new album, Victory, were shipped to stores. It was the first time that such a large shipment had been initially sent to retailers. The LP arrived just days before Michael and his brothers started their hugely successful Victory Tour.

1997 -
Men in Black opened in the U.S. It’s a fun-filled sci-fi tale about a secret organization that’s been keeping track of extra-terrestrial aliens on Earth for over 40 years. This organization so secret that when you retire, your memory of it is erased! Agents Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) and Jay (Will Smith) expose a plot by intergalactic terrorist Edgar (Vincent D'Onofrio) who has beamed (or whatever) to Earth to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies. Complex, but hilarious, but action packed. Audiences beamed (or whatever) to theatres the first weekend, spending $51.07 million on the movie.

Read about Will Smith:
Title: Will Smith / by Stacey Stauffer.
Call Number: MAT-CTR. PN2287.S612 S72 1998

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