Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Jacob Duche was born this day, Jan. 31, 1738. He was the Anglican clergyman who, at the request of the Continental Congress, opened the first session of Congress more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born this day, Jan. 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, N.Y. He was the 32nd president of the United States, serving over 12 years, longer more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- He read a poem at President John F. Kennedy's inauguration. He won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry and received the Congressional Gold Medal. Beginning as a farmer in more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Seventy-three seconds after lift-off, on this day, Jan. 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded, killing its entire seven-member crew, which included a high-school teacher, the first private more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation on this day, stating: "Whereas, in the various countries now engaged in war, there are 9 million Jews, the great majority of more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- After commanding in World War I, he became superintendent of West Point, and at the age of 30, became the youngest chief of staff of the U.S. Army. more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- President Ronald Reagan delivered his State of the Union Address to Congress on this day, Jan. 25, 1984, making reference to the fact that they open each session more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- James Madison's strong position of defending religious freedom began when, as a youth, he stood with his father outside a jail in the village of Orange and listened more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On this day, Jan. 23, 1789, John Carroll founded Georgetown University. But who was John Carroll? He was the first Catholic bishop in the United States and cousin more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court's decision in the case of Roe v. Wade allowed abortions in the first six months of pregnancy. Twenty-three years later, Norma more…