The history of American taxation

by Bill Federer -- On April 15, 1865, President Lincoln died. He was shot the night before in Ford's Theater. On April 15, 1912, the Titanic sank. It struck an iceberg the more…

Noah Webster: The ultimate man of words

by Bill Federer -- Noah Webster first published his American Dictionary of the English Language on April 14, 1828. In order to evaluate the etymology of words, he learned 26 languages, including more…

The day Houston 'had a problem'

by Bill Federer -- "Houston, we've had a problem" were the words sent from Apollo 13, which was launched for the moon April 11, 1970. Mission control identified that an oxygen tank more…

Remarkable history behind the Salvation Army

by Bill Federer -- Millions of poor, destitute and hungry in 128 countries are helped in their "physical and spiritual needs" through homeless shelters, charity shops, disaster relief and humanitarian aid provided more…

What made General Robert E. Lee so great

by Bill Federer -- Wilmer McLean's farm in Manassas Junction, Virginia, was the location of the First Battle of Bull Run in 1861. Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard, who was using McLean's house more…