He was the last US President who had been a US Civil War veteran.
- U.S. Grant
- William McKinley
- William Taft
- Woodrow Wilson
Today in History: Born on August 13
Johann Christoph Denner, inventor of the clarinet.
Lucy Stone, woman's rights activist, founder of Woman's Journal.
Phoebe Anne Moses, later known as Annie Oakley, a sharpshooter and entertainer.
Alfred Hitchcock, director of over 50 films including Rebecca, Rear Window, Psycho and North by Northwest.
Felix Wankel, inventory of the rotary engine which bears his name.
Ben Hogan, American golfer.
Daniel Schorr, radio and television correspondent.
Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary leader and president.
Don Ho, Hawaii's best-known musician and singer ("Tiny Bubbles").
Jocelyn Elders, first African American US Surgeon General (Sept 1993–Dec 1994).
Ann Armstrong Daily, founder of Children's Hospice international.
Robert Lee Stewart, US Army brigadier general and astronaut.
Dan Fogelberg, multiple-platinum singer-songwriter.
Herb Ritts, photographer who revolutionized fashion photography in the 1980s and created many iconic photos of celebrities.