Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- He was the son of a British Navy admiral who discovered Bermuda. He attended Oxford University and studied law. At the age of 22, he heard a sermon more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Margaret Thatcher was born this day, Oct. 13, 1925. She was the first woman prime minister of the United Kingdom. While traveling through New York City in 1996, more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Oct. 12, 1492, two hours after midnight, Columbus sighted land. He named the first island San Salvador, meaning "Holy Saviour." After meeting the natives, Columbus wrote: "So that more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On Oct. 11, 1798, President John Adams addressed the officers of the First Brigade of the Third Division of the Militia of Massachusetts in a letter: "We have more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Just two days before Columbus sighted land, his men were on the verge of mutiny. They had sailed the longest voyage ever out of the sight of land more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Lewis Cass was born this day, Oct. 9, 1782. He fought in the War of 1812, and later became the governor of the Michigan Territory. Cass made treaties more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- A race-car driver, he served in France during World War I as chauffeur for Gen. Pershing. With Germany's Red Baron dominating the skies, he transferred to the 94th more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Henry Muhlenberg died this day, Oct. 7, 1787. He was one of the founders of the Lutheran Church in America. His son John Peter became a U.S. senator more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On Oct. 6, 1862, just three weeks after the single bloodiest day in the Civil War where the North and the South lost 10,000 men each, President Lincoln more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- He entered Yale College at age 13 and graduated with honors. He became a pastor, and his sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" started the more…