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Sam Houston 1st President of Texas OCTOBER 22, 1836

American Minute with Bill Federer At age 16, Sam Houston ran off to live with Cherokee Indians on the Tennessee River in 1809. His great, great-grandfather,...

The Battle of Trafalgar OCTOBER 21, 1805

American Minute with Bill Federer In 1794, British Admiral Horatio Nelson lost his right eye capturing Corsica and his right arm attacking the Canary Islands...

Herbert Hoover died OCTOBER 20, 1964

American Minute with Bill Federer In declining health, President Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote a letter, April 5, 1945, to the Saudi King. promising not to...

Cornwallis surrendered OCTOBER 19, 1781

American Minute with Bill Federer Americans won the Battle of Kings Mountain, October 7, 1780. 668 British were captured, 163 wounded and 290 killed, as compared...

Geneva Bible and the Pilgrims

American Minute with Bill Federer Britain's William Laud had spies listen to pastors' sermon to see if they said anything against the King's ordinances. If they...

British General Burgoyne surrendered OCTOBER 17, 1777

American Minute with Bill Federer Her beautiful, long hair was scalped off her head by Indians after she was shot. This was the fate of Jane...

The War of Jenkins’ Ear

American Minute with Bill Federer In 1731, a Spanish commander cut off the ear of British Captain Robert Jenkins and told him to take it...

William Penn born OCTOBER 14, 1644

American Minute with Bill Federer After Columbus discovered the New World, Spain grew in power to surpass Portugal as the largest global empire, giving rise...

Columbus-an early immigrant!

American Minute with Bill Federer Columbus was looking for a SEA route to India and China because 40 years earlier Muslim Turks conquered Constantinople in...

The fall from liberty into tyranny

American Minute with Bill Federer How Tyrants Arise - a fascinating, in-depth explanation by Plato. Plato was a Greek philosopher who lived in the city-state of...

All political power is inherent in the people …

American Minute with Bill Federer The Democrat candidate for President in 1848 was Lewis Cass, born OCTOBER 9, 1782. In 1807, Lewis Cass became the US...

Eddie Rickenbacker born OCTOBER 8, 1890

American Minute with Bill Federer He began his career as an auto racer, gaining international fame by competing in the Indianapolis 500 four times, earning...

The Notebook of a Colonial Clergyman

American Minute with Bill Federer Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf was from a noble German family. While on his "Grand Tour," in which young aristocrats were...

Three cigars changed the course of history

American Minute with Bill Federer The Confederate Army was unstoppable - within weeks of winning the Civil War. General Robert E. Lee had won the Second...

Jonathan Edwards born OCTOBER 5, 1703

American Minute with Bill Federer He entered Yale College at age 13 and graduated with honors. He became a pastor, and his sermon, "Sinners in the...

The Bible and American history

American Minute with Bill Federer During World War I, the thousands to American soldiers heading to France and Belgium were given pocket Bibles with the...

Christian Prayers and the Constitution

American Minute with Bill Federer Chief Justice Warren Earl Burger wrote in Marsh v. Chambers (1982): "It can hardly be thought that in the SAME WEEK...

THE “FIGHTING PARSON OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION”

American Minute with Bill Federer "For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven," preached Rev. John Peter Muhlenberg, from...

George Whitefield died SEPTEMBER 30, 1770

American Minute with Bill Federer Beginning in 1740, George Whitefield preached seven times in America, to crowds sometimes over 25,000. He spread the Great Awakening Revival,...

Squanto died the LATTER END OF SEPTEMBER

American Minute with Bill Federer Of 102 Pilgrims that landed in Massachusetts in November of 1620, only half survived till spring. In the Spring of 1621,...