Meet the dad behind Father's Day

by Bill Federer -- The dad behind Father's Day The first formal "Father's Day" was celebrated June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington. Sonora Louise Smart Dodd heard a church sermon on the more…

Why wait for 'the whites of their eyes'?

by Bill Federer -- "Don't shoot until you see the whites of their eyes!" commanded Colonel William Prescott, repeating the order of General Israel Putnam, June 17, 1775. Colonel William Prescott's men more…

Famous scientist's research confirmed belief in God

by Bill Federer -- The "Father of Modern Space Flight" was Wernher von Braun. He acknowledged his debt to the "Father of Modern Rocketry," American scientist Robert H. Goddard (1882-1945): "Goddard's rockets more…

America owes huge debt to this Medieval document

by Bill Federer -- England was invaded by "Dane" Vikings from Scandinavia who destroyed churches, libraries and defeated all opposition except for 23-year-old King Alfred. Forced into the swampy, tidal marshes of more…

Flag Day: What it really means

by Bill Federer -- On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress selected the FLAG of the United States. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson designated June 14 as "National Flag Day": "I more…

The Frenchman who helped save America

by Bill Federer -- Born Sept. 6, 1757, his father died before he was 2 years old and his mother died when he was twelve, leaving him to inherit their fortune. At more…

True goal of socialism from the horse's mouth

by Bill Federer -- "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" announced President Ronald Reagan at the Berlin Wall, June 12, 1987. Begun after Lenin's Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, the Soviet Union existed more…

Why are we taxed so much?

by Bill Federer -- Withholding taxes from paychecks began June 9, 1943. Congress passed it as an emergency measure during World War II to get money to fight Hitler. Withholding taxes was more…

Andrew Jackson: The good, the bad, and the ugly

by Bill Federer -- His Scots-Irish parents emigrated from Ireland two years before his birth. At age 13, Andrew Jackson joined a local militia to fight during the Revolutionary War. His eldest more…