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On this day: July 23

POSTED: 05:00 PM PDT Jul 22, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 22, 2013 

Miss America gives up her crown, Fergie gets a royal wedding, a new comet is discovered, and a singer's life comes to a tragic ending, all on this day.

OTD July 23 - Ulysses S Grant
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Library of Congress

1885: Ulysses S. Grant, the Civil War general and the 18th president of the United States, dies of throat cancer in Mount McGregor, N.Y., at age 63.

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