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    • The American Minute: March 20 - 20 Mar 2013
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      Sir Isaac Newton died MARCH 20, 1727. With his mother widowed twice, he had been raised by his grandmother before being sent off to grammar school and later Cambridge. Newton discovered calculus, the laws of gravity and built the first reflecting telescope. Using a prism, Newton demonstrated that a beam of light contained all the […]

    • The American Minute: January 28 - 28 Jan 2013
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      Seventy-three seconds after lift-off, on JANUARY 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded, killing its entire seven member crew, which included a high school teacher-the first private citizen to fly aboard the craft. In his address to the nation, President Ronald Reagan stated: “Today is a day for mourning…a national loss…The members of the Challenger […]

    • The American Minute: January 25 - 25 Jan 2013
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      On JANUARY 25, 1941, Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote the foreword to a Special Military Edition of the New Testament & Book of Psalms, distributed to millions of soldiers and sailors by The Gideon’s International: JANUARY 25, 1941 The White House, Washington To the Armed Forces, As Commander-in-Chief I take pleasure in commending the […]

    • The American Minute: December 13 - 13 Dec 2012
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      Phillips Brooks was born DECEMBER 13, 1835. The bishop of the Episcopal Church in Massachusetts, Phillips Brooks took a trip to the Holy Land in 1865, and wrote home: After an early dinner, we took our horses and rode to Bethlehem…It was only about two hours when we came to the town, situated on an […]

    • The American Minute: November 19 - 19 Nov 2012
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      NOVEMBER 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address where 50,000 soldiers were killed or wounded in a 3 day battle: “Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in […]

    • The American Minute: October 10 - 10 Oct 2012
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      In 1271, Marco Polo left Venice with his father and uncle, and traveled 5,600 miles east to meet Kublai Khan, grandson of Ghengis Khan, who was Emperor of China, Korea, North India, Persia, Russia and Hungary. Emperor Kublai Khan had requested 100 Christian teachers, but only two preaching friars were sent by Pope Gregory X, […]

    • The American Minute: October 4 - 04 Oct 2012
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      A Joint Resolution of the 97th U.S. Congress proclaimed “A Year of the Bible.” It was signed by Democrat Speaker of the House Tip O’Neil, Republican President of the Senate Strom Thurmond and President Ronald Reagan, who stated OCTOBER 4, 1982: “Now, therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, in recognition […]

    • The American Minute: September 28 - 28 Sep 2012
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      He developed vaccines for rabies and anthrax, revolutionized medicine with his germ theory of disease, and laid the foundation for the control of tuberculosis, cholera, diphtheria and tetanus. While Dean of the Faculty of Sciences at Lille University in France, he developed the process of “Pasteurization” of milk. This was Louis Pasteur, who died SEPTEMBER […]

    • The American Minute: September 27 - 27 Sep 2012
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      Crying “No taxation without representation,” he instigated the Stamp Act riots and the Boston Tea Party. After the “Boston Massacre,” he spread Revolutionary sentiment with his Committees of Correspondence. Known as “The Father of the American Revolution,” Samuel Adams, who was born SEPTEMBER 27, 1722, called for the first Continental Congress and signed the Declaration […]

    • The American Minute: September 13 - 13 Sep 2012
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      Just weeks after the British burned the U.S. Capitol, they set out for Baltimore. On the way they caught an elderly physician of Upper Marlboro, Dr. William Beanes. The town feared Dr. Beanes would be hanged so they asked a young lawyer, Francis Scott Key, to sail with Colonel John Skinner under a flag of […]