America - Did you know?Presidential Turkey Pardons: Thanksgiving in general seems to mystify those not steeped in American traditions, but perhaps no part of that quirky turkey fest seems more bizarre than the annual ceremony during which modern presidents grant an official pardon to a live turkey presented to them by the National Turkey Federation (NTF).
Ulysses Simpson Grant
Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties, Iowa, Chapman Pub Co, 1894
Ulysses Simpson Grant
Saratoga, New York, USA
Barhydt's Lake American Scenery, by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1840
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Bio ULYSSES S. GRANT, the eighteenth President of the United States, was born on the 29th of April, 1822, of Christian parents, in a humble home at Point Pleasant, on the banks of the Ohio. Shortly after, his father moved to Georgetown, Brown County, Ohio. In this remote frontier hamlet, Ulysses...Read MORE...
1873 - The Panic of 1837 The Panic of 1837 was a financial crisis in the United States that touched off a major recession that lasted until the mid-1840s. Profits, prices and wages went down while unemployment went up....Read MORE...
1839 - January 2 – First photograph of the Moon taken by photographer Louis Daguerre.
1840s - 1880s - The Oregon Trail The Oregon Trail was a wagon road stretching 2170 miles from Missouri to Oregon's Willamette Valley. It was not a road in any modern sense, only parallel ruts leading across endless prairie,...Read MORE...
1863 - July 1–3 – American Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg – Union forces under George G. Meade turn back a Confederate invasion by Robert E. Lee in the largest battle of the war (28,000 Confederate casualties, 23,000 Union).
1869 - March 4 - Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) becomes 18th President of the United States In 1868, as Republican candidate for president, Grant was elected over the Democrat, Horatio Seymour. From the start, Grant showed his unfitness for the office. His cabinet was weak, his domestic policy was confused, and many of his intimate associates were corrupt. The notable achievement in...Read MORE...
1872 - 'Yellowstone Wonderland' is established as first national park. March 1 – Yellowstone National Park (once dubbed "Colter's Hell" after John Colter, of the Lewis & Clark Expedition) is established as the world's first national park.
rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm - March 1, 1872
1874 - Interesting Friendship The sensation at Saratoga at present consists of two gentlemen from New York who are fast friends. The beautiful wife of one is divorced and is married to the other, and yet the men have never broken ...Read MORE...
1875 - Interesting Verdict There's a jury up in Saratoga county, New York, whose members know their business. Their verdict in a recent case was rendered without leaving their seats and it read: 'We find the prisoner not...Read MORE...
1875 - Civil Rights Act of 1875 United States federal law enacted during the Reconstruction Era that guaranteed African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and prohibited exclusion from jury...Read MORE...
1876 - June 25 – American Indian Wars – Battle of the Little Bighorn: 300 men of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer are wiped out by 5,000 Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. www.wikipedia.org - June 25, 1876
1876 - December 29 – The Ashtabula River Railroad bridge disaster occurs, leaving 92 dead.
1884 - May 1 – The eight-hour workday is first proclaimed by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions in the United States. This date, called May Day or Labour Day, becomes a holiday recognized in almost every industrialized country.
1884 - August 10 – A severe earthquake, magnitude 5.5, (intensity VII) occurs off the northeast Atlantic coast of the United States. The area affected extends from central Virginia to southern Maine, and west as far as Cleveland.
Name: Ulysses S. Grant Gender: Male Burial Date: Burial Place: River Side Pk., N.Y.C. Death Date: 23 Jul 1885 Death Place: New York, New York Age: 63 Birth Date: 1822 Birthplace: Ohio Occupation: Race: Marital Status: Spouse's Name: Father's Name: Father's Birthplace: Mother's Name: Mother's Birthplace: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B07501-9 System Origin: New York-EASy GS Film number: 1671687 Reference ID: Pg 112
"New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952," Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F695-C27 : accessed 28 June 2015), Ulysses S. Grant, 23 Jul 1885; citing New York, New York, reference Pg 112; FHL microfilm 1,671,687.
Name: Ulysses Simpson Grant Maiden Name: Event Type: Burial Event Date: 1885 Event Place: Manhattan, New York (Manhattan), New York, United States of America Photograph Included: Yes Birth Date: 27 Apr 1822 Death Date: 23 Jul 1885 Affiliate Record Identifier: 411 Cemetery: General Grant National Memorial
"Find A Grave Index," Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJ1-1F8C : accessed 28 June 2015), Ulysses Simpson Grant, 1885; Burial, Manhattan, New York (Manhattan), New York, United States of America, General Grant National Memorial; citing record ID 411, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
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