'Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1904265" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Benjamin Franklin[/caption] On July 26, 1775, Benjamin Franklin became the first postmaster general of the United States, a position he held under the British more…

Hold fast to Bible as 'anchor of liberties'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1941195" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Ulysses S. Grant[/caption] Ulysses S. Grant was commissioned July 25, 1866, as general of the Army, the first ever to hold that rank and more…

The birthplace of presidents

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2087895" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Andrew Jackson[/caption] Spanish Explorers Hernando de Soto in 1540, and Juan Pardo in 1567, traveled inland from North America's eastern coast and passed through more…

Quiz: Who signed all 4 founding documents?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2235745" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Roger Sherman[/caption] He was the only person to sign all four of America's founding documents: Articles of Association – 1774 Declaration of Independence – more…

Poet saw America fresh from 'creative hand of God'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2222295" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Carl Sandburg[/caption] "I see America not in the setting sun of a black night of despair. ... I see America in the crimson light more…

People behind the Scopes Monkey Trial

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2218155" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Scopes Monkey Trial[/caption] The Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925 pitted evolution against creation. Clarence Darrow defended evolution. Darrow previously defended Leopold and Loeb, the more…

1st food and drink on moon: Holy communion

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2235115" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Astronaut Buzz Aldrin[/caption] "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind," stated astronaut Neil Armstrong, July 20, 1969, as he became more…

'No stronger retrograde force
exists in the world'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_231313" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Winston Churchill: V for Victory[/caption] "V" for Victory! It was on July 19, 1941, that British Prime Minister Winston Churchill held up two fingers more…

The man who could not be killed

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2234395" align="aligncenter" width="600"] George Washington kneeling in prayer[/caption] In the decades prior to the Revolutionary War, tensions arose between the two largest global powers: Britain, led by more…

New World apostle preached Gospel, not greed

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2222095" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Bartolomé de Las Casas[/caption] Apostle of the Indies, Bartolomé de Las Casas, died July 17, 1566. In 1502, he left Spain for the West more…