'God's winds and waves' changed history

by Bill Federer -- Spain led the Holy League to defeat the Muslim Ottoman Turkish navy at the Battle of Lepanto near Corinth, Greece, in 1571. Hilaire Belloc wrote in "The Great more…

Armed forces or praetorian guard?

by Bill Federer -- Army Day, Navy Day and Air Force Day were combined in 1949 to be Armed Forces Day, celebrated the third Saturday in May. Army Day formerly was the more…

'A wise Negro can never be an anti-Semite'

by Bill Federer -- On midnight, May 14, 1948, the state of Israel came into being and was immediately recognized by the United States and the Soviet Union. A homeland for the more…