The book that defined American English

by Bill Federer -- Noah Webster first published his American Dictionary of the English Language on April 14, 1828. In order to evaluate the etymology of words, he learned 26 languages, including more…

Was Thomas Jefferson a Christian?

by Bill Federer -- Thomas Jefferson was born April 13, 1743. He drafted the Declaration of Independence, 1776; was governor of Virginia, 1779-1781; and founded the University of Virginia in 1819. While more…

Why affliction may be better than prosperity

by Bill Federer -- "The Greatest Show on Earth" was owned by P.T. Barnum, who died April 7, 1891. Selling millions of tickets, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus had more…