The 10 'most brilliant' days in world's history

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2795625" align="aligncenter" width="600"] George Washington in Battle of Princeton[/caption] Frederick the Great of Prussia called these ten days "the most brilliant in the world's history." After winning more…

Will the real Betsy Ross please stand up?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2795275" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Did Betsy Ross really sew the first American flag?[/caption] A 3-cent stamp honoring Betsy Ross was issued in Philadelphia, Jan. 2, 1952, commemorating the more…

What it takes to be a man

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2780615" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Rudyard Kipling[/caption] Oh, East is East, and West is West, And never the twain shall meet, Till earth and sky stand presently, At God's more…

Madness to assume the enemy will be merciful

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2779845" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "The American Crisis" by Thomas Paine[/caption] Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us that the harder the more…

At long last, Armenian genocide recognized

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1259145" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Children victims of the Armenian Genocide[/caption] According to ancient tradition, Noah's Ark rested on Mount Ararat in the Armenian mountain range. Armenia's coat of more…

Science conceding Earth must have had a Creator

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2775005" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Johannes Kepler[/caption] "O, Almighty God, I am thinking Thy thoughts after Thee!" wrote astronomer Johannes Kepler, 1619, in "The Harmonies of the World." An more…

Christmas courage in time of war

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2774675" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "Washington Crossing the Delaware" by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze[/caption] After losing the Battle of Brooklyn Heights, Aug. 27, 1776, the Continental Army was driven out more…

The day time stopped, then did an about-face

by Bill Federer -- President John Quincy Adams stated in Newburyport, July 4, 1837: "In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of more…