Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Today, Feb. 15th, in the year 1898, the U.S.S. Maine blew up in Havana Harbor. President William McKinley approved the Joint Resolution of Congress, which stated: "The abhorrent more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- In the third century, Emperor Claudius the Goth not only commanded that the Roman gods must be worshiped, but he temporarily forbade marriage, because he believed single men more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- "Man has forgotten God, that is why this has happened," was Solzhenitsyn's response when questioned about modern cultural. A Russian author, Solzhenitsyn was imprisoned for eight years by more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Can you believe it? Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were born on the exact same day, Feb. 12, 1809, but their lives had completely different effects. Lincoln is more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On Feb. 11, 1861, newly elected President Abraham Lincoln delivered a farewell speech in Springfield, Ill., as he left for Washington, D.C. Lincoln stated: "I now leave, not more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Cortez ordered his ships sunk. There was no turning back. In the era of Crusades to win the Holy Land and the Moors being driven from Spain, Cortez more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- "Tippecanoe and Tyler too." This was the campaign slogan of ninth President William Henry Harrison, born this day, Feb. 9, 1773. He was the first president to die more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- The Boys Scouts of America was incorporated this day, Feb. 8, 1910. It was founded two years prior in England by Sir Baden-Powell, a hero of the South more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Frederick Douglass was born this day, Feb. 7, 1817. A former slave, he had become an abolitionist and a commanding spokesman for slaves. His powerful orations exposed the more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- He started his professional career as radio host in Iowa, served in the Army Air Corp during World War II and became an actor, appearing in over 50 more…