Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- As recorded in the Journals of the Continental Congress, at nine o'clock in the morning, on this day, Sept. 7, 1774, in Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia, the very first more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Born this day, Sept. 6, 1757, he inherited a fortune when his parents died. He joined the French military and, at age 16, became a captain. At 19, more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- The world was shocked as just five days after Princess Diana was killed, Mother Teresa died this day, Sept. 5, 1997. The daughter of an Albanian grocer, she more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- In the dead of winter, 1842, clad in buckskin breeches, fur leggings and moccasins, he trekked 4,000 miles, in a race against time, from his mission in the more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- "In the name of the most holy and undivided Trinity." This is how the Treaty of Paris began, which ended the eight-year-long American Revolutionary War. The treaty continued: more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- The torpedo-bomber he flew was hit by anti-aircraft fire while making a run over Bonin Island, 600 miles south of Japan. He headed out to sea and ejected more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- The British invaded Washington, D.C. The Capitol was burned. President James and Dolly Madison fled the White House. On this day, Sept. 1, 1814, President Madison wrote: "The more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Imprisoned for 12 years, his crime: preaching without a license from the Anglican Church. But injustice turned to good, for during this time the classic book "Pilgrim's Progress" more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- He was once one of America's greatest generals. During the Revolution, he captured Fort Ticonderoga with Ethan Allen and defeated the British at Saratoga. But it was on more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- "Beloved Cherokees," wrote President Washington on this day, Aug. 29, 1796, "The wise men of the United States meet once a year to consider what will be for more…