The birthplace of presidents

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2087895" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Andrew Jackson[/caption] Spanish Explorers Hernando de Soto in 1540, and Juan Pardo in 1567, traveled inland from North America's eastern coast and passed through more…

Quiz: Who signed all 4 founding documents?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2235745" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Roger Sherman[/caption] He was the only person to sign all four of America's founding documents: Articles of Association – 1774 Declaration of Independence – more…

Poet saw America fresh from 'creative hand of God'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2222295" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Carl Sandburg[/caption] "I see America not in the setting sun of a black night of despair. ... I see America in the crimson light more…

People behind the Scopes Monkey Trial

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2218155" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Scopes Monkey Trial[/caption] The Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925 pitted evolution against creation. Clarence Darrow defended evolution. Darrow previously defended Leopold and Loeb, the more…

1st food and drink on moon: Holy communion

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2235115" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Astronaut Buzz Aldrin[/caption] "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind," stated astronaut Neil Armstrong, July 20, 1969, as he became more…

'No stronger retrograde force
exists in the world'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_231313" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Winston Churchill: V for Victory[/caption] "V" for Victory! It was on July 19, 1941, that British Prime Minister Winston Churchill held up two fingers more…

The man who could not be killed

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2234395" align="aligncenter" width="600"] George Washington kneeling in prayer[/caption] In the decades prior to the Revolutionary War, tensions arose between the two largest global powers: Britain, led by more…

New World apostle preached Gospel, not greed

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2222095" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Bartolomé de Las Casas[/caption] Apostle of the Indies, Bartolomé de Las Casas, died July 17, 1566. In 1502, he left Spain for the West more…

To walk on the moon is to feel power of God

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2220875" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the Moon[/caption] "Godspeed, John Glenn," radioed backup-pilot Scott Carpenter from the blockhouse as the rockets fired more…

Bible of the Revolution: Among rarest of books

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2216885" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Bible of the Revolution[/caption] In colonial America, Bibles had to be imported from Britain, as the British government strictly regulated their printing. It was more…