The oddest 'Bible' to ever exist

by Bill Federer -- He was one of the most popular preacher in American in the middle 1800s. He was the brother of Harriett Beecher Stowe, who wrote the anti-slavery novel "Uncle more…

The 1 position Nixon should be remembered for

by Bill Federer -- Richard Milhous Nixon was born Jan. 9, 1913. He was a lieutenant commander in the Navy during WWII, a Congressman, a Senator, and vice president under Dwight Eisenhower. more…

Think dates are set in stone? Think again

by Bill Federer -- "On the 12th day of Christmas ..." In 567 A.D., the Council of Tours ended a dispute. Western Europe celebrated the birth of Christ on Christmas Day, Dec. more…

10 days which changed the history of the world

by Bill Federer -- Frederick the Great of Prussia called these 10 days "the most brilliant in the world's history." After winning the Battle of Trenton, Christmas Day evening, George Washington's small more…

The tragic love life of flagmaker Betsy Ross

by Bill Federer -- A 3-cent stamp honoring Betsy Ross was issued in Philadelphia, Jan. 2, 1952, commemorating the 200th anniversary of her birth. Born a day earlier, Jan. 1, 1752, to more…

Thomas Jefferson's opinion of Islam

by Bill Federer -- On Jan. 1, 1802, the people of Cheshire, Massachusetts, sent a giant block of cheese to President Thomas Jefferson, being presented by the famous Baptist preacher, John Leland. more…