The size of the U.S. doubled on APRIL 30, 1803, with the Louisiana Purchase. Napoleon sold the Louisiana Territory, named after the "Sun King" Louis XIV, for 15 million dollars.
William McGuffey sold a million copies of McGuffey's Readers a year for over 100 years. "Erase all thought and fear of God from a community, and selfishness and sensuality would absorb the whole man."
James McHenry - a physician in the Revolutionary War, a member of the Continental Congress and a signer of the Constitution - died MAY 3, 1816. McHenry helped plan the Military Academy at West Point.
The director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, died MAY 2, 1972. Hoover established the use of fingerprints in law enforcement and successfully tracked down well-known criminals.
Colonial Indian missionary, David Brainerd, experienced an 'unspeakable glory' from God in 1739. He travelled over 3,000 miles on horseback and preached to the Indians.
During the past two hundred and seven years, all sessions of the Senate have been opened with prayer, strongly affirming the Senate's faith in God as Sovereign Lord of our Nation.