Why June 9 should go down in infamy

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2094155" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Billboard, 1943[/caption] Withholding taxes from paychecks began June 9, 1943. Congress passed it as an emergency measure during World War II to get money more…

Andrew Jackson: Talk about a tough childhood

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2087895" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Andrew Jackson[/caption] His Scots-Irish parents emigrated from Ireland two years before his birth, which was March 15, 1767. His father died before he was more…

Genuine pirate haven: Not like the movies

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2087425" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Port Royal, Jamaica, 1692[/caption] Spain laid claim to the Island of Jamaica from the time Columbus landed there in 1494. In 1503, Columbus was more…

Never forget: D-Day's enormous cost on beaches of Normandy

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2087235" align="aligncenter" width="600"] D-Day, June 6, 1944[/caption] D-Day was June 6, 1944. Over 160,000 troops from America, Britain, Canada, free France, Poland and other nations landed along more…

Israel: Still a place of miracles

by Bill Federer -- On Oct. 29, 1956, Israeli troops took control of the Sinai Peninsula. United States President Eisenhower pressured Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion to withdraw Israeli troops on March more…

Battle of Midway: Turning point in WWII

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4453081" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Battle of Midway[/caption] In 1942, Imperial Japan invaded Singapore and took around 25,000 prisoners. Next was the Philippines. With Imperial Japan's relentless bombardment by more…

More evidence we are a Christian nation

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3257904" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Wall Street, around 1621[/caption] Spain's "Iron Duke," the Grand Duke of Alba, fought the Ottoman Muslims in 1535, recapturing Tunis, North Africa. Spain financed more…

'Prime enemy of our civilization' still a threat

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2068075" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Grover Cleveland[/caption] A wedding took place in the White House, June 2, 1886. One of three presidents to marry in office and the only more…