Mother's Day: "All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother!" - Lincoln - American Minute with Bill Federer
"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life."
Harry S Truman's role in World War I, in creating new State of Israel, & in warning of anarchy leading to dictatorship - American Minute with Bill Federer
Truman's chief negotiator of the 1949 Armistice Agreements between Israel and Egypt, Lebanon, Jordon, and Syria was African American Ralph Bunche -- for which he became the first black to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Dutch Golden Age: World Maritime-Economic Power of 16th & 17th centuries, and the Dutch Colony of New Amsterdam, which became New York - American Minute with Bill Federer
In 1696, King William granted freedoms to Dutch Church in New York with the Charter:
"William the third, By the grace of God, King of England ...
Our said loving subjects ... to preserve to them and their successors that liberty of worshiping God according to the constitutions and directions of the Reformed Churches in Holland ...
National Days 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."
Cinco de Mayo preceded by Dos de Mayo: Spain & Napoleon; Mexico & Maximillian, Juárez - American Minute with Bill Federer
Santa Anna rose to power.
In his 40 year career, called by some historians the Age of Santa Anna, he ruled as Mexico's President for 12 non-consecutive terms.
He finally laid aside Mexico's Constitution and made himself a despotic dictator.
Santa Anna told the U.S. minister to Mexico Joel R. Poinsett:
"A hundred years to come my people will not be fit for liberty ...
A despotism is the proper government for them, but there is no reason why it should not be a wise and virtuous one."