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…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On this date, March 20, 1727, Sir Isaac Newton, one of the world's greatest scientists, died. With his mother widowed twice, he was raised by his grandmother before more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- William Bradford was born this day, March 19, 1590. He sailed with the Pilgrims on the Mayflower and was chosen as their governor in 1621, being re-elected 30 more…

Today' American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On this date, March 18, 1845, missionary John Chapman died, better known as Johnny Appleseed. Collecting apple seeds from cider presses in western Pennsylvania, he began planting nurseries more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- This day, March 17, is the date St. Patrick died in A.D. 461. At 16, he was kidnapped to Ireland and made a slave, herding sheep and pigs more…

Today' American Minute

by Bill Federer -- He was called the "chief architect of the Constitution" and wrote many of the Federalist Papers, which were instrumental in the States ratifying the Constitution. He introduced the more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On this day, March 15, 1984, the Senate voted down voluntary silent prayer in public schools. President Ronald Reagan responded: "I am deeply disappointed that, although a majority more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Born in Germany this day, March 14, 1879, he began teaching himself calculus at the age of 14. He developed the theory of relativity, which was the basis more…