Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- The torpedo-bomber he flew was hit by anti-aircraft fire while making a run over Bonin Island, 600 miles south of Japan. He headed out to sea and ejected more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- The British invaded Washington, D.C. The Capitol was burned. President James and Dolly Madison fled the White House. On this day, Sept. 1, 1814, President Madison wrote: "The more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Imprisoned for 12 years, his crime: preaching without a license from the Anglican Church. But injustice turned to good, for during this time the classic book "Pilgrim's Progress" more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- He was once one of America's greatest generals. During the Revolution, he captured Fort Ticonderoga with Ethan Allen and defeated the British at Saratoga. But it was on more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- "Beloved Cherokees," wrote President Washington on this day, Aug. 29, 1796, "The wise men of the United States meet once a year to consider what will be for more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Aug. 28, 1963. The event: the Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. declared: "I have a dream that my four little children more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Aug. 27, 1776, British Gen. Howe had trapped 8,000 American troops on Brooklyn Heights, intending to crush them the next morning. Desperate, Washington spent all night ferrying his more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Women can vote! That was the monumental news this day, Aug. 26, 1920, as the 19th Amendment became law. It reads: "The right of citizens of the U.S. more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- An English astronomer, he became world renowned for the discovery of the planet Uranus. He was noted for his recognition of double stars. Using the technology of the more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Gutenberg means "beautiful mountain" – an appropriate name for Johannes Gutenberg, who invented the first moveable type printing press. His masterpiece was the Gutenberg Bible, around this day, more…