Astounding technology for its time: Steamships

by Bill Federer -- The SS Savannah left May 22, 1819, from Savannah, Georgia, and 25 days later arrived in Liverpool, England, completing the first trans-Atlantic voyage by steamship. To pay tribute more…

Spain's biggest military blunder in 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…

It's simple: No God, no moral obligations

by Bill Federer -- The first chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, being appointed by George Washington, was also president of the American Bible Society. Who was he? John Jay, who more…