Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Henry Muhlenberg died this day, Oct. 7, 1787. He was one of the founders of the Lutheran Church in America. His son John Peter became a U.S. senator more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On Oct. 6, 1862, just three weeks after the single bloodiest day in the Civil War where the North and the South lost 10,000 men each, President Lincoln more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- He entered Yale College at age 13 and graduated with honors. He became a pastor, and his sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" started the more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- A Joint Resolution of the 97th Congress, signed by Speaker of the House Tip O'Neil and President of the Senate Strom Thurmond, declared a Year of the Bible. more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On Oct. 3, 1789, from the capital of New York City, President George Washington issued the first proclamation of a National Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer. There was more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Oxford historian Arnold Joseph Toynbee died this day, Oct. 2, 1975. He had worked for the British government doing foreign intelligence and research and was a delegate to more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- "In the language of the Holy Writ, there is a time for all things. There is a time to preach and a time to fight." Thus ended the more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Seven times he came to America, preaching across the colonies, sometimes to crowds of over 30,000 people. This Great Awakening spread like fire. Benjamin Franklin not only attended more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Late September, in the year 1622, Squanto died. He had helped the Pilgrims survive in the new world as "a special instrument sent of God." Gov. Bradford wrote: more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- He developed the vaccines for rabies and anthrax. He revolutionized the medical field by establishing the germ theory of disease, laying the foundation for the control of tuberculosis, more…