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Communion on the moon?

American Minute with Bill Federer "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind," stated Astronaut Neil Armstrong, JULY 20, 1969, as he...

V for Victory

American Minute with Bill Federer Winston Churchill became Prime Minister of Britain on May 10, 1940. World War II would rage another year and a half...

GREED and the GOSPEL

American Minute with Bill Federer Apostle of the Indies, Bartolome' de Las Casas, died JULY 17, 1566. In 1502, he left Spain for the West Indies,...

NASA, Astronauts and God

American Minute with Bill Federer "Godspeed, John Glenn," radioed backup-pilot Scott Carpenter from the blockhouse as the rockets fired up on February 20, 1962. Astronaut John...

The Bible of the Revolution

American Minute with Bill Federer In colonial America, Bibles had to be imported from Britain as the British government strictly regulated the printing of religious...

Gerald Ford born JULY 14, 1913

American Minute with Bill Federer President Gerald Ford stated in Rockford, IL, March 11, 1976: "People say ... why don't you expand that program, why don't...

France’s godless Revolution

American Minute with Bill Federer France's King Louis XVI sent his navy and troops to help America gain independence from Britain, for which France gained...

George Washington Carver peanuts to milk

American Minute with Bill Federer "My beloved friend, keep your hand in that of the Master, walk daily by His side, so that you may...

Alexander Hamilton’s faith

American Minute with Bill Federer He intentionally fired into the air, but his political rival, Vice-President Aaron Burr, took deadly aim and fatally shot Alexander...

The disease of the 19th century was CHOLERA

American Minute with Bill Federer From the beginning of recorded history, 100's of millions have died from the epidemics of: the Bubonic Plague "Black Death," Typhoid,...

The Liberty Bell

American Minute with Bill Federer The Liberty Bell got its name from being rung JULY 8, 1776, to call the citizens of Philadelphia together to...

The Hawaiian Islands

American Minute with Bill Federer In 1778, British Captain James Cook discovered Hawaii, which he named "The Sandwich Islands" in honor of John Montagu, the...

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died JULY 4, 1826

American Minute with Bill Federer Both served in the Continental Congress and both signed the Declaration of Independence. Both served as U.S. Ministers in France. One was...

Declaration of Independence

American Minute with Bill Federer 38-year-old King George III ruled the largest empire that planet earth had ever seen. The Declaration of Independence, approved JULY 4,...

The Battle of Gettysburg ended JULY 3, 1863

American Minute with Bill Federer Washington, D.C., was in a panic! 72,000 Confederate troops were just sixty miles away near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. What led up to this...

President James Garfield was shot JULY 2, 1881

American Minute with Bill Federer One bullet grazed his elbow, but a second lodged in the back of President James Garfield, who was shot JULY...

Henry Clay died JUNE 29, 1852

American Minute with Bill Federer "I would rather be right than President," answered Henry Clay, when told his abolitionist position would cost him the election. Henry...

Politicians are tempted toward ‘legal plunder’

American Minute with Bill Federer The Constitutional Convention was in a deadlock over how large and small states could be represented equally. Some delegates left. Then, on...

Helen Keller was born JUNE 27, 1880

American Minute with Bill Federer At the age of two she suffered an illness that left her blind and deaf. Her parents took her to Dr....

Jedediah Smith born JUNE 24, 1798

American Minute with Bill Federer John Colter accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition, 1804-1806. Colter then traveled the mountain wilderness alone for months, being considered...

Penn’s Treaty with Delaware Indians JUNE 23, 1683

American Minute with Bill Federer In the summer of 1683, Ottoman General Mustafa Pasha was laying siege to Vienna, Austria, with 200,000 Muslim jihad warriors. Sultan...

Superintending Providence and our Constitution

American Minute with Bill Federer George Washington dictated a "talk" to the Cherokee Nation, August 29, 1796: “Beloved Cherokees, The wise men of the United States...

Battle of Bunker Hill – June 17, 1775

American Minute with Bill Federer "Don't Shoot Until You See the Whites of Their Eyes!" commanded Colonel William Prescott, repeating the order of General Israel...

Thinking of my Father

BY T.F. STERN Most of you never knew my father; but he was an interesting man.  I’m not sure I ever really knew him either;...

Wernher von Braun died JUNE 16, 1977

American Minute with Bill Federer The "Father of Modern Space Flight" was Wernher von Braun. He acknowledged his debt to the "Father of Modern Rocketry," American...

The Magna Carta – cornerstone of English liberty

American Minute with Bill Federer England was invaded by 'Dane' Vikings from Scandinavia who destroyed churches, libraries and defeated all opposition except for 23-year-old King...

Thirteen Stars and Thirteen Stripes

American Minute with Bill Federer On JUNE 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress selected the FLAG of the United States. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson designated...

Lafayette and the French arrive to fight JUNE 13, 1777

American Minute with Bill Federer Born September 6, 1757, his father died before he was two-years-old and his mother died when he was twelve, leaving...

Lenin stated: “The goal of socialism is communism”

American Minute with Bill Federer "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" announced President Ronald Reagan at the Berlin Wall, JUNE 12, 1987. Begun after Lenin's Bolshevik...

Dr. Joseph Warren, born JUNE 11, 1741

American Minute with Bill Federer Dr. Joseph Warren sent Paul Revere and William Dawes on their midnight ride to warn Lexington and Concord that the...