It's the birthday of Ulysses S. Grant, hero of the Civil War and the only sitting president to have been arrested. Here's the story of how Grant was out speeding through Washington DC and ended up in trouble with the law. It's also the birthday of telegraph pioneer Samuel Morse, so we'll have the story of one of the cleverest uses of Morse Code in the world.
We have a lot to catch up on! First, thanks to all the backers for Kickstarter project #2. It's pretty clear I set the goal too high, as you all [...]
If you're starting your tour of the National Mall at the US Capitol, your first stop as you head west is likely to be the US Grant Memorial. It's probably good to get it out of the way early, cause it's pretty strong stuff.
Grant is in Grant's Tomb. Sorry to spoil the riddle for you.