Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On this day, July 26, 1775, Benjamin Franklin became the first postmaster general of the United States. Before the Revolution he served in that position under the British more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Ulysses S. Grant was commissioned this day, July 25, 1866, as general of the Army, being the first officer to hold that rank. His courageous victories during the more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Tennessee became the first state to be readmitted back into the Union after the Civil War on this day, July 24, 1866. In a proclamation of Amnesty and more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- He was the only person to sign all four of America's founding documents: the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Articles of Association and the U.S. Constitution. A more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- "A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on," wrote poet Carl Sandburg, who died this day, July 22, 1967. Sandburg received the Pulitzer Prize and more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- The famous Monkey Trial ended this day, July 21, 1925, as John Scopes, a high-school biology teacher in Tennessee was fined for teaching a theory of origins called more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind," were the words uttered this day, July 20, 1969, by Neil Armstrong as he became the first more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- British Prime Minister Winston Churchill launched his campaign against Hitler on this day, July 19, 1941, in a historic speech before the House of Commons: "I expect that more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- British troops were marching toward Fort Duquesne when they were ambushed by the French and Indians. Not accustomed to fighting unless in an open field, they were being more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Bartolome' de Las Casas, the "Apostle of the Indies," died this day, July 17, 1566. He was one of the first Christian missionaries known for his devotion to more…