Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Aug. 28, 1963. The event: the Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. declared: "I have a dream that my four little children more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Aug. 27, 1776, British Gen. Howe had trapped 8,000 American troops on Brooklyn Heights, intending to crush them the next morning. Desperate, Washington spent all night ferrying his more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Women can vote! That was the monumental news this day, Aug. 26, 1920, as the 19th Amendment became law. It reads: "The right of citizens of the U.S. more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- An English astronomer, he became world renowned for the discovery of the planet Uranus. He was noted for his recognition of double stars. Using the technology of the more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Gutenberg means "beautiful mountain" – an appropriate name for Johannes Gutenberg, who invented the first moveable type printing press. His masterpiece was the Gutenberg Bible, around this day, more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- "We have met the enemy and they are ours," wrote Navy Capt. Oliver Hazard Perry, who died this day, Aug. 23, 1819. Perry encountered six powerful British warships more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- He served in Vietnam and commanded the U.S. invasion of Grenada. A four-star general, he was commander in Desert Storm. After the war, he was awarded the Congressional more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Born in Scotland, he was one of only six founding fathers to sign both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. President George Washington appointed him a justice more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- 300,000 miles on horseback, from the Atlantic to the Appalachians, from Maine to the Gulf of Mexico, for 45 years he spread the gospel. This was Francis Asbury, more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- A graduate of Georgetown University, he was a Rhodes scholar before becoming the governor of Arkansas and then America's 42nd president. In 1998, he became the second president more…