Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- The largest town in Kentucky had less than 2,000 people, yet 25,000 arrived at Cane Ridge, Ky., this day, Aug. 7, 1801, from as far away as Ohio more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Camelot and King Arthur's Court, Knights of the Round Table and the quest for the Holy Grail ... our imaginations soar with history and legend immortalized by poet more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- The very first book printed in America was the Bay Psalm Book, written by John Eliot, who was born around this date, Aug. 5, 1604. Called the "Apostle more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- "To sink the foe or save the maimed, Our mission and our pride, We'll carry on 'til Kingdom Come, Ideals for which we've died." Thus went the anthem more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- "There are but 155 years left ... at which time ... the world will come to an end," wrote Christopher Columbus in his book "Libro de Las Profecias." more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- The Navy torpedo boat PT-109 was rammed this day, Aug. 2, 1943, by a Japanese destroyer and sunk. The commander, who sustained permanent back injury, helped the survivors more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- "There she blows!" was the cry as the lookout sighted Moby Dick. Captain Ahab, with his chief mate Starbuck, sailed the oceans of the world to capture this more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On his third voyage, Columbus sailed south along the west coast of Africa and was caught in the doldrums, a notorious condition of no winds and intense heat. more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- King Charles gave him a land grant in America in payment of a great debt owed to his father. He then invited all the persecuted peoples of Europe more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Alexis de Tocqueville was born this day, July 29, 1805. He was a French social philosopher who traveled the United States in 1831. His work, "Democracy in America," more…