Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- During the Civil War, on this day, March 30, 1863, just three months after his Emancipation Proclamation, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a National Day of Humiliation, Fasting and more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Tenth President John Tyler was born this day in March 29, 1790. He was the first vice-president ever to assume the presidency when William Henry Harrison died after more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On this date, March 28, 1885, the Salvation Army was officially organized in the United States. It was begun in England by "General" William Booth in 1865. He more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- He was the grandson of the sixth president, John Quincy Adams, and the great-grandson of John Adams, the second president. His name was Henry Adams, and he died more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- March 26, 1831, Richard Allen died. Born of slave parents in Philadelphia, he was sold with his family to a plantation in Dover, Del. With the permission of more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On this day, March 25, 1835, Andrew Jackson wrote in a letter: "I was brought up a rigid Presbyterian, to which I have always adhered. Our excellent Constitution more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Rufus King was born this day, March 24, 1755. He was one of the signers of the U.S. Constitution, a minister to England and a senator from New more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On this date, March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry spoke to the Second Virginia Convention, which, because of British hostilities, was meeting in St. John's Church. He proclaimed: "There more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On this date, March 22, 1758, Princeton University President Jonathan Edwards died as a result of a smallpox inoculation. Himself a Yale graduate, being valedictorian of his class, more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On this date, March 21, 1685, Johann Sebastian Bach was born. By the age of 10, both his parents had died. At 18 he was appointed organist at more…