Only medicine for 1800s epidemic was faith

by Bill Federer -- From the beginning of recorded history, hundreds of millions have died from the epidemics of: the bubonic plague, typhoid, typhus, smallpox, yellow fever, Spanish flu, malaria, measles, and more…

Tremendous impact of missionaries in Hawaii

by Bill Federer -- Hawaii became a U.S. Territory July 7, 1898, as President McKinley signed the Treaty of Annexation. In 1778, British Captain James Cook discovered the islands, and in 1779, more…

What would happen if U.S. Constitution fell?

by Bill Federer -- 38-year-old King George III ruled what would become largest empire that planet Earth had ever seen. The Declaration of Independence, approved July 4, 1776, listed the reasons why more…

The battle that changed the course of history

by Bill Federer -- Washington, D.C., was in a panic. 72,000 Confederate troops were just 60 miles away near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. After the Confederate victory at the battle of Chancellorsville, Robert E. more…

1st French settlement in America met grisly fate

by Bill Federer -- The Pilgrims fled England to Holland. When Spain threatened to invade Holland, the Pilgrims considered sailing to Guyana in South America, as they heard of its tropical climate. more…

They don't make senators like they used to

by Bill Federer -- "I would rather be right than president," answered Henry Clay, when told his abolitionist position would cost him the election. Henry Clay was three times a candidate for more…