The oddest 'Bible' to ever exist

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2815755" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sharp's rifle, called "Beecher's Bible"[/caption] He was one of the most popular preacher in American in the middle 1800s. He was the brother of more…

The 1 position Nixon should be remembered for

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2302755" align="aligncenter" width="600"] President Nixon during the Watergate scandal[/caption] Richard Milhous Nixon was born Jan. 9, 1913. He was a lieutenant commander in the Navy during WWII, more…

What did Napoleon have to do with American independence?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4604388" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Napoleon, defeated[/caption] Five hundred men, women and children were massacred at Fort Mims, Alabama, just north of Mobile, on Aug. 30, 1813, by the more…

Does anyone remember President Millard Fillmore?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2803525" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Millard Fillmore[/caption] "May God save the country, for it is obvious the people will not." – Millard Fillmore Millard Fillmore was elected to the more…

Think dates are set in stone? Think again

by Bill Federer -- "On the 12th day of Christmas ..." In 567 A.D., the Council of Tours ended a dispute. Western Europe celebrated the birth of Christ on Christmas Day, Dec. more…

The secret to George Washington Carver's success

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2209095" align="aligncenter" width="600"] George Washington Carver[/caption] George Washington Carver was born a slave during the Civil War, possibly in 1865, but there are no records. Within a more…

10 days which changed the history of the world

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2795625" align="aligncenter" width="600"] George Washington in Battle of Princeton[/caption] Frederick the Great of Prussia called these 10 days "the most brilliant in the world's history." After winning more…

The tragic love life of flagmaker Betsy Ross

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4000121" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Betsy Ross and her flag[/caption] A 3-cent stamp honoring Betsy Ross was issued in Philadelphia, Jan. 2, 1952, commemorating the 200th anniversary of her more…

Thomas Jefferson's opinion of Islam

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1767825" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Thomas Jefferson[/caption] On Jan. 1, 1802, the people of Cheshire, Massachusetts, sent a giant block of cheese to President Thomas Jefferson, being presented by more…