'Greatest show on earth' was not 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…

A nation 'born to serve mankind'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1868115" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Christmas truce, World War I[/caption] During World War I, there was an unofficial "Christmas truce" during the winter of 1914. The song "Silent Night" more…

'The tomb is empty because He is risen!'

by Bill Federer -- On George Washington's tomb is engraved the Scripture, John 11:25, where Jesus told Martha: "I am the Resurrection and the Life; sayeth the Lord. He that believeth in more…

'Christians not ashamed to let the world know'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1867185" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Martin Luther King Jr.[/caption] Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., was assassinated April 4, 1968. Pastor of Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, he rose to national more…

Fictional character warns of losing God, country

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1854285" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Edward Everett Hale[/caption] "The Man Without a Country" was a classic novel written by Edward Everett Hale, who was born April 3, 1822. It more…

Communication revolution based on faith, trust

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1853305" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Samuel Morse[/caption] The world of communication was revolutionized by a man who died April 2, 1872. His name was Samuel F.B. Morse, inventor of more…

'Inspired by faith,' no compromise with evil

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1849255" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Attack on Pearl Harbor[/caption] Considered the largest land-sea-air battle in world history, it began April 1, 1945, with the most massive amphibious attack by more…

Civil War: 'Both sides prayed to the same God'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1841735" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Death of Stonewall Jackson[/caption] During the Civil War, on March 30, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a National Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer: more…

'Schoolmaster and missionary are side by side'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1841775" align="aligncenter" width="600"] President John Tyler[/caption] Tenth President John Tyler was born March 29, 1790. He was the first vice-president to assume the presidency when William Henry more…