Fun fact about Doug Smith: His great-great-great grandfather was Ulysses S. Grant. Funnier fact about Smith: Monday night was his debut on Conan, and Smith could find ways to poke fun at how he doesn't measure up to his famous lineage, as well as how his father lost an eye while working the BBQ grill. […]
If you could have dinner with one person who is no longer with us, who would it be? David H. Petraeus, a former C.I.A. director and general, writes about his choice.
Editor's note: This is the eighteenth entry in the writer's year-long project to read one book about each of the U.S. Presidents by Election Day 2016. You can also follow Marcus' progress at the @44in52 Twitter account and with thisShow More Summary
During the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant sent a lock of hair to his wife, Julia, nestled inside a sweet love letter to her. And years before, while serving in the Mexican War, he sent her a note with this postscript: "Before I seal this, I will pick a wildflower off the bank of the Rio Grande […]
Today is the day I celebrate a shy, unassuming man—Lincoln's most trusted general—who saved the nation from the traitorous Confederacy.Ulysses S. Grant opposed and personally hated slavery, but was too shy, reticent, and uncertain to say no when his wife's parents gave him a personal slave, William Jones, for a wedding gift. Show More Summary
Coroner's officials are investigating the death of a Colton 6th-grader who died after a school soccer game, authorities said. Officials said Dominick Gallegos, 12, a student at Ulysses S. Grant Elementary School, was playing soccer around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday when he suddenly collapsed on the field. ...
Even richer than Ulysses S. Grant! Also, this has ramifications for the Colts and the NFL, which are way more important than American History. Just how much is Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck going to get paid? He's going to get paid a lot, like the kind of deal that sets a new precedent for quarterback pay in the NFL. Show More Summary
Happy birthday, Yellowstone.It’s been 144 years since Ulysses S. Grant established the United States’ first national park at the headwaters of the Yellowstone River in Wyoming, “For the benefit and enjoyment of the people.”Read full article >>
On March 1, 1872 President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act into law, making Yellowstone the first national park and ensuring its 3,500 square miles of land were protected for future generations. The...Show More Summary
The war hero certainly knew how to eat.
Who would get a tattoo of Ulysses S. Grant? Ask these people.
After a sweet plea from her husband not to change her looks, the First Lady was careful about how she presented herself in pictures.
If Vilsack leaves his post this year, Obama will become the first president since Ulysses Grant to serve two full terms without a single original cabinet appointee to last all eight years.
It's very rare these days to see a politician with facial hair. Long gone are the days of Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant, and it seems strange to imagine modern lawmakers sporting exorbitant beards Fortunately, the creative facial...Show More Summary
On this day in 1872 suffragist Susan B. Anthony voted for Ulysses S. Grant.
In 1873, President Ulysses S. Grant entered his second term; Levi Strauss patented copper rivets on jeans; and Adolph Coors began brewing The post WINCHESTER 1873 WINS THE WEST AGAIN AT BUFFALO BILL CENTER OF THE WEST appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.
One hundred fifty years ago, in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, Ulysses S. Grant won the Civil War. His chief opponent, Gen. Robert E. Lee of the Confederate States, had surrendered, all but ending the rebellion that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives but freed millions more. But this was just the beginning of Grant’s career. Show More Summary
Several of our country's presidents are native to Illinois (depending on how one defines "from"). Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, Ulysses S. Grant, and Abraham Lincoln all lived in Illinois before they made the White House their home. However,...Show More Summary
After Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, died 130 years ago today, a million and a half Americans watched his funeral procession. His mausoleum was a popular tourist attraction in New York City for decades. But...Show More Summary
If President Grant were alive today, he'd have quite a few points on his license by now.