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July 23, 1885: 18th President, Ulysses S. Grant, Dies at Age 63
On this day in 1885, 18th President of the United States and Civil War hero, Ulysses S. Grant, died at Mount McGregor, New York, at the age of 63 from throat cancer.
Grant served in the Mexican-American War and was a Union general in the Civil War before serving two terms as president.  Shortly before his death, he finished writing two memoirs  with the help of his publisher, Mark Twain.
 Check out these pro- and anti-Grant political cartoons from American Experience’s “Ulysses S. Grant.” 
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 23, 1885: 18th President, Ulysses S. Grant, Dies at Age 63

On this day in 1885, 18th President of the United States and Civil War hero, Ulysses S. Grant, died at Mount McGregor, New York, at the age of 63 from throat cancer.

Grant served in the Mexican-American War and was a Union general in the Civil War before serving two terms as president.  Shortly before his death, he finished writing two memoirs  with the help of his publisher, Mark Twain.

Check out these pro- and anti-Grant political cartoons from American Experience’s “Ulysses S. Grant.”

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Ahhhhhhhh ….. 

Happy 38th Birthday Benedict Cumberbatch!!! (July 19th, 1976)

“‘Benedict’ means ‘blessed’. My parents liked the sound of the name and felt slightly blessed because they’d been trying for a child for a very long time.” - Benedict Cumberbatch

HA! Benedict and Urs both born on July 19th. 

IL DIVO  soundcheck at Edinburgh Castle,  Scotland

IL DIVO  soundcheck at Edinburgh Castle,  Scotland

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They are simply awsome!