American Minute with Bill Federer
- Five dollars was all she was paid by the Atlantic Monthly Magazine for her poem, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, which was published this day, February 1, 1862. The Union's theme song during the Civil War Julia Ward Howe wrote it while visiting Washington, D.C., and seeing it teem with military, galloping horses and innumerable campfires. Sleeping unsoundly one night, Julia Ward Howe penned: "In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea; With a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me: As he died to make men holy, let us die to make men free, While God is marching on."
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- He entered Yale College at age 13 and graduated with honors. He became
a pastor, and his sermon "Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God"
started the Great Awakening, a revival that swept America, uniting the
colonies prior to the Revolution. He became President of Yale College.
His name was Jonathan Edwards, born this day, October 5, 1703.
Jonathan married Sarah Pierrepont, and their descendants included: a
U.S. Vice-President, 3 U.S. Senators, 3 governors, 3 mayors, 13
college presidents, 30 judges, 65 professors, 80 public office
holders, 100 lawyers, and nearly 100 missionaries.