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Today in History: Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb Edition

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Even though there isn?t much of ?today? left, I did want to continue with my daily peek at ?Today in History.?

The April 27 version focuses on the 1822 birth of a man who was so utterly American that his first two initials were ?U.S.?: President Ulysses S. Grant.? (I don?t know if this qualifies as ?irony,? but he was born the day after the subject of yesterday?s ?TIH? post.)

And it does answer the age-old question alluded to in the title of this post!


  1. not to steal your thunder but Grants real name was Hiram Ulysses Grant and he only became Ulysses S. Grant when his commission to West Point was submitted erroneously

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