'Atheism is unknown here'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1904245" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Benjamin Franklin[/caption] On April 17, 1790, the son of a poor candle-maker died. The 15th of 17 children, he apprenticed as a printer and more…

How Americans will lose their freedoms

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1903195" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Alexis de Tocqueville[/caption] On April 16, 1859, French historian Alexis de Tocqueville died. After nine months of traveling the United States, he wrote "Democracy more…

Is taxation 'class legislation'?

by Bill Federer -- On April 15, 1865, President Lincoln died. He was shot the night before in Ford's Theater. On April 15, 1912, the Titanic sank. It struck an iceberg the more…

How America defines faith, religion, Providence

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1899545" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Noah Webster[/caption] Noah Webster first published his American Dictionary of the English Language on April 14, 1828. In order to evaluate the etymology of more…

Was Thomas Jefferson a Christian?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1891575" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Thomas Jefferson[/caption] Thomas Jefferson was born April 13, 1743. He drafted the Declaration of Independence, 1776; was governor of Virginia, 1779-1781; and founded the more…

Keeping America 'under blessings of Almighty God'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1891005" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Abraham Lincoln[/caption] The federal government's revenue before the Civil War came mostly from tariff taxes on imports, the majority of which were collected from more…

Apollo 13 drama united world in prayer

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1890855" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Mission Control[/caption] "Houston, we've had a problem" were the words sent from Apollo 13, which was launched for the moon April 11, 1970. Mission more…

Those who rescue poor, hungry, wretched

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1878815" align="aligncenter" width="600"] William Booth, Founder of the Salvation Army[/caption] Millions of people in 118 countries are helped by the Salvation Army, founded by William Booth, who more…

Robert E. Lee prayed for North during Civil War

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1878315" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Robert E. Lee[/caption] Wilmer McLean's farm in Manassas Junction, Virginia, was the location of the first Battle of Bull Run in 1861. Confederate General more…

How faith is connected to fighting

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1874675" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Omar Bradley[/caption] Five-Star general Omar Bradley died April 8, 1981. Born 1893, in a cabin near Clark, Missouri, Omar Bradley would walk to school more…