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Ulysses Simpson Grant (Hiram Ulysses Grant)

Grant was born on this day in 1822. He was the 18th U.S. President,
Lt. General in command of all Union armies during the U.S. Civil
War, nickname: Hero of Appomattox.

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Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed by natives in the Philippines on this day in 1521.

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On this day in 1805, a force led by U.S. Marines captured the city of Derna, on the shores of Tripoli. The Marines’ Hymn is a tribute to the Warriors who stormed the fortress, raised the American flag,
and gave us "the shores of Tripoli."

             
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On this day in 1947, "Babe Ruth Day" was celebrated at Yankee
Stadium.
 
The Babe, above, whispered his gratitude to the crowd
of over 58,000 cheering fans.
  

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