The man who discovered he was not God

by Bill Federer -- "Old Ironsides" is the nickname of the three-masted frigate USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned ship in the world still afloat. Muslim Barbary pirates of North Africa had captured more…

Seething fury led up to Revolutionary War

by Bill Federer -- Furious at the Tea Party, the king punished Boston. The king approved the Boston Port Act, March 7, 1774, effectively closing their harbor to all commerce and ruining more…

This is biggest concern of past U.S. presidents

by Bill Federer -- March 4th was presidential inauguration day from 1793 till 1933, when it was changed by the 20th Amendment to January 20th. Many presidents gave warnings in their inaugural more…

This is why 'In God we trust' is our motto

by Bill Federer -- On March 3, 1931, Congress adopted "The Star-Spangled Banner" as the national anthem. Written by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812, the fourth verse of includes more…

Brutal event led to Texas independence

by Bill Federer -- The Alamo mission at San Antonio was assaulted by 1,800 troops. By the 13th day, Santa Anna's "take-no-prisoner" policy had all the defenders killed, including Jim Bowie and more…