Famous historian identifies 'Vampire State'

by Bill Federer -- Historian Arnold Joseph Toynbee died Oct. 2, 1975. He provided foreign intelligence for the British during World Wars I and II, and served as a delegate to the more…

How 1 man mixed religion and war

by Bill Federer -- "For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven," preached Rev. John Peter Muhlenberg, from the book of Ecclesiastes 3:1. He closed his more…

The man who 'cast a spell' with the Bible

by Bill Federer -- Beginning in 1740, George Whitefield preached seven times in America, to crowds sometimes over 25,000. He spread the Great Awakening Revival, which helped unite the Colonies prior to more…

The tragedy that led to triumph

by Bill Federer -- Washing hands to prevent the spread of disease was recommended in 1844 to the doctors of the Vienna General Hospital by Dr. Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis. Semmelweis had noticed more…

Daniel Boone: Truly the stuff of legends

by Bill Federer -- During the French and Indian War, 20-year-old Daniel Boone and his cousin, future General Daniel Morgan, served as wagon drivers for the British in the Battle of Monongahela, more…