JFK knew the guiding principle of the nation

by Bill Federer -- U.S. Navy patrol torpedo boat PT 109 was rammed Aug. 2, 1943, by Japanese destroyer Amagiri. PT-109 sank. Though sustaining permanent back injuries, PT-109's commander, LTJG John F. more…

What was the 'holy experiment' really like?

by Bill Federer -- William Penn was arrested and imprisoned several times for sharing his religious opinions which were not in agreement with the government's agenda. Once he was imprisoned in the more…

History lesson: Why is Communism bad?

by Bill Federer -- "Freedom is not free" is the inscription on the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Korean War started June 25, 1950. Communist North Korea invaded South Korea, more…

Founding Father wrote his own witty epitaph

by Bill Federer -- On July 26, 1775, Benjamin Franklin became the first postmaster general of the United States, a position he held under the British crown before the Revolution. Franklin's public more…

What state suffered huge losses in Civil War?

by Bill Federer -- Spanish Explorers Hernando de Soto, in 1540, and Juan Pardo, in 1567, traveled inland from North America's eastern coast and passed through a Native American village named "Tanasqui." more…