Bet you didn't know this about Leap Day

by Bill Federer -- Feb. 29th is Leap Day. It was invented in 45 B.C. when Julius Caesar replaced the many calendars used throughout the Roman Empire based on the moon's lunar more…

High price of Panama Canal, then and now

by Bill Federer -- The Panama Canal was first proposed by Spain as early as 1534. It would save having to sail the long and dangerous trip around South America's Strait of more…

Washington's strong morals. George's, that is

by Bill Federer -- George Washington was born Feb. 22, 1732. Washington was unanimously chosen as the army's commander-in-chief, unanimously chosen as president of the Constitutional Convention, and unanimously chosen as the more…