Daily Archives: July 16, 2013

An Inauspicious Day

By some random coincidence, today happens to be the 9th of Av, a day of intense mourning among the Jewish people for a lengthy catalog of bad days. It seems highly unusual that this day would possess such a dark … Continue reading

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This Day In History: On July 16, 1885, Ulysses S. Grant Won His Race With Death

Between 1861 and 1865, Ulysses S. Grant (whose original name was Hiram Ulysses Grant, but who was given the name by which he is universally known as a result of an error by the War Department when he entered West … Continue reading

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