How chemistry influenced birth of modern Israel

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2670055" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Dr. Chaim Weizmann[/caption] During World War I, Britain's war effort was hindered by their ineffective manufacturing of explosives. Britain's situation suddenly changed when a more…

Famous days of Thanksgiving

by Bill Federer -- After the victory of the battle of Saratoga during the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress proclaimed the first national day of Thanksgiving, Nov. 1, 1777: "The grateful feeling more…

This 'social-justice warrior' had right idea

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [caption id="attachment_2666105" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sojourner Truth[/caption] Born a slave in New York in 1797, she spoke only Dutch until sold around the age of nine, together with a more…

Muslim war with Americans began around 640 A.D.

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [caption id="attachment_2665765" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Reformer John Knox[/caption] Muslims conquered the Eastern Roman Empire, Syria, Palestine, Eastern Anatolia, Armenia, Upper Egypt, Lower Egypt and North Africa between 634-644 A.D. more…

Islam once dominated the seas

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2658155" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Muslim Barbary pirates[/caption] On Nov. 21, 1620 (NS), the Pilgrims signed the Mayflower Compact and began their Plymouth Colony. Five years later, in 1625, more…

This is what will bring down America

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2644465" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Abraham Lincoln[/caption] Nov. 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address where 50,000 soldiers were killed or wounded in a three-day battle: Fourscore and more…

This is the definition of character

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1891575" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Thomas Jefferson[/caption] Commenting on the "liberty to worship our Creator" Thomas Jefferson wrote to Captain John Thomas of the Newhope Baptist Church, Nov. 18, more…

She was 1 of world's greatest monarchs

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2639295" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Queen Elizabeth I[/caption] "Bloody Mary," daughter of Henry VIII, reigned five years, during which time her government sentenced 300 people to death. On Oct. more…

'God is just and His justice cannot sleep forever'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2190125" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Liberty Bell[/caption] "We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence ..." stated Martin Luther King, Jr., at the civil-rights march more…

They don't breed men like this anymore

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2632505" align="aligncenter" width="600"] John Witherspoon[/caption] He lost two sons in the Revolution and was the only clergyman to sign the Declaration. A delegate from New Jersey, he more…