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Leap Day History

Leap Day History

As the Roman Empire expanded and conquered nations, these lunar calendars were difficult to reconcile with each other. Julius Caesar, who was in a sense the first globalist, replaced the many lunar calendars with one new unified solar calendar. Based on the sun, it had 365 days and a "leap" day every 4th year on February 29th. Instituted in 45 BC, this was called the "Julian Calendar."

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When Youth Were Patriots: 21-year-old Nathan Hale "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country!"- American Minute with Bill Federer

When Youth Were Patriots: 21-year-old Nathan Hale "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country!"

When Youth Were Patriots: 21-year-old Nathan Hale "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country!"- American Minute with Bill Federer

The Essex Journal stated of Nathan Hale, February 13, 1777: "At the gallows, he made a sensible and spirited speech; among other things, told them they were shedding the blood of the innocent, and that if he had ten thousand lives, he would lay them all down, if called to it, in defense of his injured, bleeding Country."

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Presidents' Day - George Washington's Birthday - American Minute with Bill Federer

Presidents' Day--George Washington's Birthday

Presidents' Day - George Washington's Birthday - American Minute with Bill Federer

Presidents' Day is actually Washington's birthday, recognized by an Act of Congress for government offices in Washington, D.C., in 1879, and for all federal offices in 1885. 

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National Day of Prayer: We have forgotten God..." Lincoln, "Awful calamity ... may be but a punishment ... for our presumptuous sins" - American Minute with Bill Federer

"Awful calamity ... may be but a punishment ... for our presumptuous sins" National Day of Prayer: "We have forgotten God..." Lincoln

National Day of Prayer: We have forgotten God..." Lincoln, "Awful calamity ... may be but a punishment ... for our presumptuous sins" - American Minute with Bill Federer

Lincoln stated "Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us! It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness."

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"Whatever strikes at the root of Christianity, tends manifestly to the dissolution of civil government"-Justice James Kent - American Minute with Bill Federer

"Whatever strikes at the root of Christianity tends manifestly to the dissolution of civil government"-Justice James Kent - American Minute with Bill Federer

"Whatever strikes at the root of Christianity, tends manifestly to the dissolution of civil government"-Justice James Kent - American Minute with Bill Federer

Chief Justice James Kent wrote in People v. Ruggles, 1811: "We are a Christian people, and the morality of the country is deeply ingrafted upon Christianity, and not upon the doctrines or worship of those impostors ..."

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