True story of how rifle became known as 'Beecher's Bible'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1580655" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Henry Ward Beecher[/caption] His sister, Harriett Beecher Stowe wrote the anti-slavery novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in 1852. He bought the chains that had held more…

U.S. president slams Stalin's 'godless' philosophy

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1570475" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Richard Nixon[/caption] Richard Milhous Nixon was born Jan. 9, 1913. Before becoming president, he was a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy during World War more…

War-hero president credits God for victory

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1570105" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Andrew Jackson at Battle of New Orleans[/caption] 500 men, women and children were massacred at Fort Mims, Alabama, on Aug. 30, 1813, by the more…

Man who saved the South
said it was God's doing

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1560975" align="aligncenter" width="600"] George Washington Carver[/caption] George Washington Carver was born a slave during the Civil War, possibly in 1865, but there are no records. Within a more…

George Washington hailed
as 'American Joshua'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1551545" align="aligncenter" width="600"] George Washington depicted atop Monument to the Battle of Princeton[/caption] Frederick the Great of Prussia called these 10 days "the most brilliant in the more…

Revolution's famed flag-maker born this date

by Bill Federer -- A three-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…