Bantam-sized man was giant legend in history

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2040215" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Kit Carson[/caption] Fur trapper, Indian agent and soldier was Kit Carson. His exploits west of the Mississippi were as famous as Daniel Boone's east. more…

'Not a ship was launched without proper prayers'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2028565" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Robert Fulton[/caption] The SS Savannah left May 22, 1819, from Savannah, Georgia, and 25 days later arrived in Liverpool, England, completing the first trans-Atlantic more…

Red Cross founded by 'angel of the battlefield'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2028095" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Clara Barton[/caption] The American Red Cross was organized May 21, 1881, by a schoolteacher named Clara Barton. The first woman to be a clerk more…

Small government cultivates heroes, adventurers

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2023575" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Charles A. Lindbergh[/caption] May 20, 1927, at 7:52 a.m., one of the greatest feats in aviation began as 25-year-old Charles A. Lindbergh left Roosevelt more…

'God's winds and waves' changed history

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2023245" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Spanish Armada[/caption] Spain led the Holy League to defeat the Muslim Ottoman Turkish navy at the Battle of Lepanto near Corinth, Greece, in 1571. more…

Is abortion a 'right' and a 'solution' to problems?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2016415" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Pope John Paul II[/caption] He was the most recognized person in the world. He met with presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush. Born more…

Americans 'prefer Christians
for their rulers'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2015825" align="aligncenter" width="600"] John Jay[/caption] The first chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, appointed by George Washington, was also president of the American Bible Society. Who more…

Armed forces or praetorian guard?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2015185" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Armed Forces Day celebration[/caption] Army Day, Navy Day and Air Force Day were combined in 1949 to be Armed Forces Day, celebrated the third more…

Warnings of 'paid agitators' dates back 90 years

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2002485" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Calvin Coolidge[/caption] President Calvin Coolidge warned in a speech given May 15, 1926, at the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia: "But more…

'A wise Negro can never be an anti-Semite'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1999945" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Diplomat Ralph Bunche[/caption] On midnight, May 14, 1948, the state of Israel came into being and was immediately recognized by the United States and more…