Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Twentieth Century Fox made a motion picture entitled "A Man Called Peter," about the life of U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall, who was born this day, May 27, more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On this day, May 26, 1907, a movie legend was born named Marion Michael Morrison, better known as John Wayne. He played football at USC and held some more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- "The shot heard round the world" was a line in the famous poem "The Concord Hymn," recounting the Revolutionary War battle between the Minutemen and the British troops more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Abolitionist leader William Lloyd Garrison died this day, May 24, 1879. He published the anti-slavery paper in Boston called "The Liberator" and founded the American Anti-Slavery Society in more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Fur trapper, Indian agent and soldier – this was Kit Carson, who died this day, May 23, 1868. Carson's exploits west of the Mississippi were as famous as more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- A signer of the Constitution who was licensed to preach? That was Hugh Williamson, delegate from North Carolina, who died this day, May 22, 1819. At age 24 more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- The American Red Cross was organized this day, May 21, 1881, by Clara Barton, a schoolteacher who had moved to Washington at the outbreak of the Civil War. more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- This day, May 20, 1927, at 7:52 am, one of the greatest feats in aviation began, as Charles Lindbergh departed Roosevelt Field in New York in his silver more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- The invincible Spanish Armada sailed off this day, May 19, 1588, to conquer England. Queen Elizabeth relied on Sir Francis Drake, who used smaller, faster vessels and ingeniously more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On May 18, 1920, in a small town in Poland, Karol Wojtyla was born. He became a chemical worker during World War II, risked punishment from the communists more…