Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- A colonel during the Revolutionary War, he fought in the battles of Long Island and Saratoga, built the fortifications at Breed's Hill and commanded the Colonial Militia at more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Born in Massachusetts, Adoniram Judson was educated at Brown University. On this day, Feb. 19, 1812, being 23 years old, Adoniram and his wife, Ann, who was 22, more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- "Pilgrim's Progress" was published this day, Feb. 18, 1678. It was written by John Bunyan, who was born in Bedford, England, and at age 29 became a Baptist more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- A baseball star, Billy Sunday played for the Chicago White Sox in the 1890s. Born in a log cabin in Iowa, his father, a Union Army soldier, died more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- "From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli." The Marine Corp anthem recalls when North African Barbary Pirates were seizing American ships and cargo, and selling more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Today, Feb. 15th, in the year 1898, the U.S.S. Maine blew up in Havana Harbor. President William McKinley approved the Joint Resolution of Congress, which stated: "The abhorrent more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- In the third century, Emperor Claudius the Goth not only commanded that the Roman gods must be worshiped, but he temporarily forbade marriage, because he believed single men more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- "Man has forgotten God, that is why this has happened," was Solzhenitsyn's response when questioned about modern cultural. A Russian author, Solzhenitsyn was imprisoned for eight years by more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Can you believe it? Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were born on the exact same day, Feb. 12, 1809, but their lives had completely different effects. Lincoln is more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On Feb. 11, 1861, newly elected President Abraham Lincoln delivered a farewell speech in Springfield, Ill., as he left for Washington, D.C. Lincoln stated: "I now leave, not more…