'Greatest show on earth' wasn't a circus

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1874185" align="aligncenter" width="600"] New York Great Roman Hippodrome[/caption] "The Greatest Show on Earth" was owned by P.T. Barnum, who died April 7, 1891. Selling millions of tickets, more…

Most have forgotten horrors of World War I

by Bill Federer -- "The Great War" began in 1914 between Germany and its allies, and England and France and their allies. Battles were fought in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the more…

These men knew key to solving problems in black communities

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3148344" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Black school in George after Civil War[/caption] Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated April 4, 1968. Pastor of Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, he more…

What can a single man do? Here is the answer

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3148124" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Fictional character Philip Nolan from 'The Man Without a Country'[/caption] "The Man Without a Country" was a classic novel written by Edward Everett Hale. more…

What it took to turn the tide of World War II

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3135804" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Battle of Okinawa[/caption] Considered the largest land-sea-air battle in world history, it began April 1, 1945, with the most massive amphibious attack by the more…

The biggest fruit that ever grew in Hawaii

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2189755" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hawaiian missionaries[/caption] Henry Opukahai'a was an orphan raised by his uncle to be a pagan priest but he became disillusioned with rituals and chants. more…

This single death changed course of Civil War

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3113174" align="aligncenter" width="600"] 'Stonewall' Jackson[/caption] During the Civil War, on March 30, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of humiliation, fasting and prayer: "Whereas, the more…

Why this president opposed a 'United States Bank'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3108274" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Promissory note issued by Second Bank of the United States, December 15, 1840[/caption] "When a Christian people feel themselves to be overtaken by a more…