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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1774


Meriwether Lewis (August 18, 1774 – October 11, 1809)

Lewis explored and mapped the American Northwest with his
partner William Clark. He was appointed to be President
Thomas Jefferson‘s aide in 1801 and provided him with
information regarding army politics. In addition to helping
to map the U.S., he served as governor of Louisiana.

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1770


William Clark (August 1, 1770 – September 1, 1838)
Born in Ladysmith, Colony of Virginia.

William Clark explored the American Northwest with Meriwether
Lewis
and served as the governor of the Missouri Territory from
1822 to 1838. From 1822 until his death in 1838, he served as
Superintendent of Indian Affairs. He was home-schooled and
grew very self conscious about his poor spelling ability.

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Carlos Santana is 69 today.

Carlos began playing the guitar when he was eight and
turned down an opportunity to attend Humbolt State
University to pursue a career in music.

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George Walton Lucas, Jr. is 72 today.

Lucas began his collegiate career studying anthropology at Modesto
Junior College, then transferred to the University of Southern California
School of Cinematic Arts. He attempted to join the U.S. Air Force after
graduation but they wouldn’t accept him because of a number of
speeding tickets on his record, so instead he re-enrolled at USC as
a graduate student in film production.

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Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant)
(April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) 

Grant refused to attend church services at West Point and
was given demerits for his intransigence.

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