On this day in 1865, General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Lt. General Ulysses S. Grant, ending the Civil War. OK, so Lee didn’t have an actual white flag; just a metaphorical one. But by the time of the surrender, no one was particularly surprised; there had been signs of surrender for months.
Surprisingly few U.S. presidents owned small businesses prior to their political careers. It’s not hard to figure out why: most small business owners are too exhausted trying to keep their business afloat to get involved in politics, or they’re still waiting to sell enough “widgets” to fund a multi-million dollar campaign. The majority of […]