Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Daniel Boone began to explore Kentucky on this day, June 7, 1769. Six years later he brought the first settlers to Kentucky, founding the fort of Boonesboro. He more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- "D-Day" June 6, 1944, 156,000 men landed on the Normandy coast of France. It was the largest invasion force in history. Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, the supreme allied commander, more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Today, June 5, 1967, the Six-Day War began. Egypt had 80,000 troops and 900 tanks facing Israel. Jordan and Syria, with Soviet weapons, violently shelled Jerusalem and Israeli more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- The turning point in the Pacific war began today, June 4, 1942. American intelligence intercepted Japan's plans to capture Midway Island and from there Hawaii. The outnumbered U.S. more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- The Dutch hoped there existed a water route across America to the Pacific, and they sent Henry Hudson to find it. Although he was unsuccessful, he did lay more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- There was a marriage in the White House this day, June 2nd, 1886. The only president in history to marry while in office wed Frances Folsom and together more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- "Don't give up the ship!" were the dying words uttered this day, June 1, 1813, by Capt. James Lawrence as he lay on the deck of the U.S. more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- At a Memorial Day event, May 31, 1923, Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president, gave a message entitled "The Destiny of America," saying: "Settlers came here from mixed motives, more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Southern women scattered spring flowers on the graves of both the Northern and Southern soldiers who died during the Civil War. This was the origin of Memorial Day, more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- The 35th U.S. president was born this day, May 29, 1917. He was awarded the Navy's medal for heroism for his service during World War II, and the more…