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August 07, 2007

Today in History: August 7th

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1782: Washington creates the Purple Heart
At his headquarters in Newburgh, New York, General George Washington, the commander in chief of the Continental Army, creates the "Badge for Military Merit," a decoration consisting of a purple, heart-shaped piece of silk, edged with a narrow binding of silver, with the word Merit stitched across the face in silver. The badge was to be presented to soldiers for "any singularly meritorious action" and permitted its wearer to pass guards and sentinels without challenge. The honoree's name and regiment were also to be inscribed in a "Book of Merit." Read the complete article.
Cite this article: Washington creates the Purple Heart. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 05:25, Aug 7, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=5239.
1942: Garrison Keillor is born
Writer and radio personality Garrison Keillor is born this day in Anoka, Minnesota, near Minneapolis. After years of submitting stories to the New Yorker, Keillor finally began contributing to the magazine in 1969. In 1974, while researching a story about the Grand Ole Opry, he struck upon the idea for a folksy and humorous radio program. He launched the show, A Prairie Home Companion, on Minnesota Public Radio in 1974. The show first aired nationally in 1979 and has continued to run, with some interruptions, ever since.
Cite this article: Garrison Keillor is born. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 05:31, Aug 7, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=3512.
1957: Oliver Hardy dies
Comedian Oliver Hardy dies, three years after a stroke debilitated him. Together with his partner, Stan Laurel, Hardy was one of the most beloved comedians of early Hollywood. Read the complete article.
Cite this article: Oliver Hardy dies. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 05:34, Aug 7, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=3511.

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New Reference Books as of August 1st

The list is compiled by Erin Engelbrecht, thank you Erin!!!!

New Reference Books
7/31/07

Handbook of applied cognition / edited by Francis T. Durso ; associate editors, Raymond S. Nickerson ... [et al.].
REF. BF201 .H362007

Business Statistics of the United States
REF. HC101 .A131 222 2007

The Lifestyle market analyst.
REF. HF5415.33.U6 L54

Hoover’s Handbook of Private Companies
REF. HG 4057 .A28616 2007

Hoover’s Handbook of American Business
REF. HG 4057 .A28617 2007

Hoover’s Handbook of World Business
REF. HG 2057 .A2863x 2007

Hoover’s Handbook of Emerging Companies
REF. HG 4057 .A33 2007

How to hire a nanny : your complete guide to finding, hiring and retaining a nanny and other household help / by Guy Maddalone.
REF. HQ778.63 .M332007

A glossary of political theory / John Hoffman.
REF. JA65 .H642007

A glossary of U.S. politics and government / Alex Thomson.
REF. JK274 .T492007

Fathers’ rights : the best interest of your child includes you / James J. Gross.
REF. KF540.Z9 G762006

Unmarried parents’ rights (and responsibilities) / Jacqueline D. Stanley.
REF. KF547.Z9 S732005

Power of attorney handbook (+ CD-ROM) / Edward A. Haman.
REF. KF1347.Z9 H352006

The social security benefits handbook / Stanley A. Tomkiel, III.
REF. KF3650 .T652004

Social security Q & A : your guide to navigating the system and getting what you’re owed / Stanley A. Tomkiel, III.
REF. KF3650 .T6532002

File for divorce in Illinois / by Diana Brodman Summers.
REF. KFI1300.Z9 S452006

Child custody, visitation, and support in Illinois / Linda H. Connell.
REF. KFI1304.6.Z9 C662003

The Praeger handbook of Latino education in the U.S. / edited by Lourdes Diaz Soto ; foreword by Antonia Darder.
[2 vols.]
REF. LC2669 .P732007

African American literature : a guide to reading interests / edited by Alma Dawson and Connie Van Fleet.
REF. PS153.N5 A33642004
SHELVED IN MATERIAL CENTER

Thematic guide to young adult literature / Alice Trupe.
REF. PS374.Y57 T782006
SHELVED IN MATERIAL CENTER

Spanish-English, English-Spanish medical dictionary = Diccionario médico español-inglés, inglés-español / Onyria Herrera McElroy, Lola L. Grabb ; foreword by Vincent A. Fulginiti ; introducción por Beatriz Varela.
REF. R121 .M4882005

Directory of drug & alcohol residential rehabilitation facilities.
REF. RC563.6 .D575

Handbook of infant, toddler, and preschool mental health assessment / edited by Rebecca DelCarmen-Wiggins, Alice Carter.
REF. RJ503.5 .H3752004

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August 06, 2007

Today in History: August 6th

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

1890: First execution by electric chair
At Auburn Prison in New York, the first execution by electrocution in history is carried out against William Kemmler, who had been convicted of murdering his lover, Matilda Ziegler, with an axe. Read the complete article.
Cite this article: First execution by electric chair. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 02:38, Aug 6, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=5238.

Books in the GSU Library:
Author: Banner, Stuart, 1963-
Title: The death penalty : an American history / Stuart Banner.
Location: Main Stacks
Call Number: HV8699.U5 B3672002

Author: Shipman, Marlin.
Title: The penalty is death : U.S. newspaper coverage of women’s executions / Marlin Shipman.
Location: Main Stacks
Call Number: HV8699.U5 S472002

1928: Andy Warhol is born
Andy Warhol, one of the most influential artists of the latter part of the 20th century, is born Andrew Warhola in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A frail and diminutive man with a shock of silver-blond hair, Warhol was a major pioneer of the pop art movement of the 1960s but later outgrew that role to become a cultural icon. Read the complete article.
Cite this article: Andy Warhol is born. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 02:44, Aug 6, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=6981.

Books and videos in the GSU Library:
Title: Andy Warhol [videorecording] / an RM Arts production ; producer/director, Kim Evans ; edited and presented by Melvyn Bragg.
Location: Video
Call Number: FLM-VDO. N6537.W28 A85X1987VIDEORECORD941

Author: Warhol, Andy, 1928-
Title: America / Andy Warhol.
Location: Main Stacks
Call Number: N6537.W28 A41985

Author: Ratcliff, Carter.
Title: Andy Warhol / Carter Ratcliff.
Location: Main Stacks
Call Number: N6537.W28 R371983

1945: Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima
The United States becomes the first and only nation to use atomic weaponry during wartime when it drops an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Though the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan marked the end of World War II, many historians argue that it also ignited the Cold War. Read the complete article.
Cite this article: Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 02:51, Aug 6, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=2751.

Books about Hiroshima in the GSU Library:
Author: Yoneyama, Lisa, 1959-
Title: Hiroshima traces : time, space, and the dialectics of memory / Lisa Yoneyama.
Location: Main Stacks
Call Number: D767.25.H6 Y661999

Author: BUNGEI SHUNJU SENSHI KENKYUKAI.
Title: The day man lost : Hiroshima, 6 August 1945, by the Pacific War Research Society.
Location: Main Stacks
Call Number: D767.25.H6 B85

Author: Kodama, Tatsuharu, 1928-
Uniform Title: Shin-chan no sanrinsha. English
Title: Shin’s tricycle / Tatsuharu Kodama ; illustrations by Noriyuki Ando ; English translation by Kazuko Hokumen-Jones.
Location: Materials Center Teachers Resources
Call Number: MAT-CTR. D767.25.H6 S513151995

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Today in History: August 3rd

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

1861: Last installment of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens is published
The last entry of the serialized novel Great Expectations is published on this day in 1861. The book had been serialized in Dickens' literary circular, All the Year Round. The novel tells the story of young Pip, a poor orphan who comes to believe he will inherit a fortune. Read the complete article.
1926: Tony Bennett is born
On this day in 1926, singer Tony Bennett is born Antonio Dominick Benedetto in Queens, New York. Bennett's career will span more than 50 years. Read the complete article.
Cite this article: Tony Bennett is born. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 02:29, Aug 6, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=3501.
1940: Wall Street star is born
Today marks the 1940 birthday of Martin Sheen, star of Wall Street, Oliver Stone's take on the heady days of 1980s insider trading. Sheen played a labor leader who gets sold down the river by his money-hungry son, played by real life son, Charlie Sheen.
Cite this article: Wall Street star is born. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 02:35, Aug 6, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=5955.

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Today in History: August 2nd

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1905: Myrna Loy born
Actress Myrna Loy is born Myrna Adele Williams near Helena, Montana, on this day in 1905. Loy's family moved to Los Angeles after her father's death in 1918. Loy danced in a chorus line as part of the stage show at Grauman's Chinese Theater. Starting in 1925, she played bit parts and was frequently cast as a mysterious vamp. Her career took a comic turn in 1934 with the success of The Thin Man, in which she played fast-talking, wise-cracking Nora Charles, wife of detective Nick Charles, played by William Powell. The low-budget film became an unexpected box office success and five more "Thin Man" movies were made, making both Loy and Powell immensely popular. Loy continued to make film appearances into her 70s. She died in 1993.
Cite this article: Myrna Loy born. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 02:13, Aug 6, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=3499.


1933: Lawrence of Arabia star is born
Irish actor Peter O'Toole is born on this day. In his teens, he worked as a copy boy and cub reporter. He began appearing onstage in amateur performances in Leeds, England. He made his first film appearances in British movies in the 1960s and received the first of six Oscar nominations in 1962 for his performance as the title character in Lawrence of Arabia. He was also nominated for roles in Becket (1964), The Lion in Winter (1968), and Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969).
Cite this article:
Lawrence of Arabia star is born. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 02:09, Aug 6, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=3500.

1934: Hitler becomes fuhrer
With the death of German President Paul von Hindenburg, Chancellor Adolf Hitler becomes absolute dictator of Germany under the title of Fuhrer, or "Leader." The German army took an oath of allegiance to its new commander-in-chief, and the last remnants of Germany's democratic government were dismantled to make way for Hitler's Third Reich. The Fuhrer assured his people that the Third Reich would last for a thousand years, but Nazi Germany collapsed just 11 years later. Read the complete article.
Cite this article: Hitler becomes fuhrer. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 02:11, Aug 6, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=6977.

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Today in History: August 1st

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1498: Columbus lands in South America
Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sets foot on the American mainland for the first time, at the Paria Peninsula in present-day Venezuela. Thinking it an island, he christened it Isla Santa and claimed it for Spain. Read the complete article.
Cite this article: Columbus lands in South America. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 01:43, Aug 6, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=5224.
1910: New York issues first license plates
The state of New York issued its first license plates on this day in 1910. Massachusetts, the first state in the nation to issue plates, had been doing so since 1893, when it introduced iron plates with the registration number etched on top. The current New York plate, which features the Statue of Liberty, has been in use since 1986.
Cite this article: New York issues first license plates. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 01:45, Aug 6, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=7536.
1914: First World War erupts
Four days after Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, Germany and Russia declare war against each other, France orders a general mobilization, and the first German army units cross into Luxembourg in preparation for the German invasion of France. During the next three days, Russia, France, Belgium, and Great Britain all lined up against Austria-Hungary and Germany, and the German army invaded Belgium. The "Great War" that ensued was one of unprecedented destruction and loss of life, resulting in the deaths of some 20 million soldiers and civilians. Read the complete article.
Cite this article: First World War erupts. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 01:45, Aug 6, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=6976.
1943: PT-109 sinks; Lieutenant Kennedy is instrumental in saving crew
On this day in 1943, a Japanese destroyer rams an American PT (patrol torpedo) boat, No. 109, slicing it in two. The destruction is so massive other American PT boats in the area assume the crew is dead. Two crewmen were, in fact, killed, but 11 survived, including Lt. John F. Kennedy. Read the complete article.
Cite this article: PT-109 sinks; Lieutenant Kennedy is instrumental in saving crew. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 01:49, Aug 6, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=6537.
1973: American Graffiti opens
On this day in 1973, American Graffiti, directed and co-written by George Lucas and starring Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard, opens in Los Angeles. Lucas, age 29, made the film for only $700,000. Graffiti, a film about West Coast teenagers in the 1960s, was a huge success, later earning more than $55 million in rentals alone. While not a financial success for Lucas himself, who received only $20,000 to make the film, the movie nevertheless firmly established his reputation and paved the way for 1977's Star Wars, one of the biggest box office blockbusters of all time.
Cite this article: American Graffiti opens. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 01:55, Aug 6, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=3497.

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