This composer revolutionized Western music

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1817905" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Johann Sebastian Bach[/caption] Johann Sebastian Bach was born March 21, 1685. By age 10, both his parents had died. At 18, Bach was a more…

Teacher sues after nude-photo scandal

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WTKR) — The former Union County teacher whose nude photos were circulated has filed a lawsuit against the school district. Leigh Anne Arthur said on Feb. 18 she more…

The most amazing discovery Isaac Newton ever made

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3074724" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Isaac Newton[/caption] Sir Isaac Newton was born in 1642, the same year Galileo died. His mother was widowed twice, resulting in him being raised more…

Unusual weapon saved Europe from Islamic domination

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1806095" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Battle of Lepanto[/caption] News arrived in Europe in 1571 that Muslim Turks, under the command of Lala Kara Mustafa Pasha, surrounded the Christians in more…

Substitute teacher accused of strangling student

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WPRI) A substitute assistant teacher has been fired from the Fall River School Department after he allegedly choked a student during an altercation at Talbot Middle School. According more…

FBI: Campus attacker inspired by ISIS, propaganda on laptop

by Douglas Ernst -- [caption id="attachment_3073214" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Faisal Mohammad[/caption] The FBI confirmed Thursday that a Nov. 4, 2015, attack at the University of California, Merced was inspired by the Islamic State more…

What other fruit did Johnny Appleseed spread?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1805415" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Johnny Appleseed[/caption] 70 years old, he visited his friend William Worth one evening, ate some milk and bread, read out loud from the Bible, more…

Fire-breathing mayhem at school pep rally

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL) A man performing fire-breathing tricks was burned at Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach, officials said. Delray Beach Fire Rescue said in a tweet more…

The real story of St. Patrick

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1803775" align="aligncenter" width="600"] St. Patrick[/caption] March 17, around 461 A.D., St. Patrick died. As a teenager, the Roman Legions guarding his community in Britain had to be more…