Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- He produced epic films in Hollywood for almost five decades and started Paramount Pictures. His name was Cecil B. DeMille, and he died this day, Jan. 21, 1959. more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On this day, Jan. 20, 1961, President John F. Kennedy delivered his Inaugural Address, following prayers by a rabbi, a Protestant minister, a Catholic cardinal, a Greek Orthodox more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- William Orville Douglas died this day, Jan. 19, 1980. He was a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court for 36 years after teaching law at Yale and Columbia more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- By a resolution of the Senate, he was esteemed as one of the five greatest senators in U.S. history. An outstanding orator, his political career spanned almost four more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On Jan. 17, 1781, Washington's southern army defeated the British troops at Cowpens. In hot pursuit, Lord Cornwallis reached the Catawba River just two hours after the American more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Thomas Jefferson had it commemorated on his tombstone, along with the Declaration of Independence. What was it? It was Jefferson's Article of Religious Freedom, passed this day, Jan. more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was born this day, Jan. 15, 1929. A Baptist minister, like his father and grandfather, he pastored Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Albert Schweitzer was born this day, Jan. 14, 1875. He was a medical missionary who founded a hospital in the jungle village of Lambarene, Gabon, west central Africa. more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Educated at Oxford, James Oglethorpe joined the Austrian army and was fighting the invading Muslim Turks at age 17. Back in England, he entered Parliament and presided over more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." This famous quote was from British statesman Edmund Burke, who was born this more…