'Beecher's Bible' – it's not what you think

by Bill Federer -- He was the most popular preacher in American in the middle 1800s. His sister, Harriet Beecher Stowe, wrote the anti-slavery novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in 1852. He purchased more…

Who said Communism is 'a kind of nightmare'?

by Bill Federer -- Richard Milhous Nixon was born Jan. 9, 1913. He was a lieutenant commander in the Navy during WWII, a congressman, a senator, and vice president under Dwight Eisenhower. more…

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

by Bill Federer -- Frederick the Great of Prussia called these ten days "the most brilliant in the world's history." After winning the Battle of Trenton, Christmas night, George Washington's small 1,200 more…

Will the real Betsy Ross please stand up?

by Bill Federer -- A 3-cent stamp honoring Betsy Ross was issued in Philadelphia, Jan. 2, 1952, commemorating the 200th anniversary of her birth. Born a day earlier, Jan. 1, 1752, to more…