How did tale of Robin Hood
impact United States?

by Bill Federer -- England was invaded by "Dane" Vikings from Scandinavia who destroyed churches, libraries and defeated all opposition except for 23-year-old King Alfred. Forced into the swampy, tidal marshes of more…

Why it's critical to respect our flag

by Bill Federer -- On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress selected the flag of the United States. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson designated June 14 as "National Flag Day." "I more…

The Frenchman who helped save America

by Bill Federer -- Born Sept. 6, 1757, his father died before he was two years old and his mother died when he was twelve, leaving him to inherit their fortune. At more…

Socialism: Based entirely on false promises

by Bill Federer -- "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" announced President Ronald Reagan at the Berlin Wall, June 12, 1987. Begun after Lenin's Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, the Soviet Union existed more…

Who sent Paul Revere on his midnight ride?

by Bill Federer -- Dr. Joseph Warren sent Paul Revere and William Dawes on their midnight ride to warn Lexington and Concord that the government was coming to seize their guns. The more…

Proud history of U.S. Naval Academy

by Bill Federer -- The United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, graduated its first class on June 10, 1854. The Academy was established under George Bancroft, Secretary of the Navy under more…

June 9: A day that should live in infamy

by Bill Federer -- Withholding taxes from paychecks began June 9, 1943. Congress passed it as an emergency measure during World War II to get money to fight Hitler. Withholding taxes was more…

Andrew Jackson: The good, the bad, the ugly

by Bill Federer -- His Scots-Irish parents emigrated from Ireland two years before his birth, which was March 15, 1767. His father died before he was born. At age 13, Andrew Jackson more…

Why June 7 is still remembered in Jamaica

by Bill Federer -- Spain laid claim to the Island of Jamaica from the time Columbus landed there in 1494. In 1503, Columbus was shipwrecked there for a year. In 1655, Jamaica more…

What were the steps leading up to D-Day?

by Bill Federer -- D-Day was June 6, 1944. Over 160,000 troops from America, Britain, Canada, free France, Poland and other nations landed along a 50-mile stretch of the Normandy coast of more…