Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- The Statue of Liberty was dedicated this day, Oct. 28, 1886, by President Grover Cleveland. It was presented to the U.S. by France as a symbol of friendship. more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On this day, Oct. 26, 1774, the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts reorganized their defense with one-third of their regiments being "Minutemen." They were known as such because they more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On Oct. 25, 1887, President Grover Cleveland issued a Proclamation of a National Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer: "The goodness and the mercy of God, which have followed more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- The United Nations was established by charter on this day, Oct. 24, 1945. One of the first presidents of the U.N. General Assembly and chairman of the U.N. more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On Oct. 23, 1913, President Woodrow Wilson issued a Proclamation of a National Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer. He wrote: "The season is at hand ... to turn more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Oct. 22, 1836, Gen. Sam Houston is sworn in as the first president of the Republic of Texas. The Texas Declaration of Independence stated: "When a government has more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On this day, Oct. 21, 1805, in one of the greatest naval battles in history, British Adm. Horatio Nelson defeated the combined Spanish and French fleets in the more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Herbert Hoover died this day, Oct. 20, 1964. He was the 31st president of the United States, guiding the country during the first part of the Great Depression. more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- The British power in America was broken this day, Oct. 19, 1781, as 8,000 British troops under Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, Va. The following day, Gen. George more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- Pilgrim leader Edward Winslow was born this day, Oct. 18, 1595. He was English agent for the Plymouth colony and served as their governor three separate terms, successfully more…