July 23, 1885

On July 23, 1885, former President and Civil War General, Ulysses S. Grant died of throat cancer, which was caused by his heavy daily smoking of cigars and drinking cheap whiskey in non-moderation amounts. Two wars and the stress of being President without the understanding and knowledge of being a politician didn’t kill him, but tobacco and alcohol did at the age of 63. It surprised everyone, as they all thought cirrhosis of the liver was going take him out.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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One Response to July 23, 1885

  1. Drunk Commenter says:

    Heyy Mr. Twisteds History! I gotta call you ou ton this on. Why you blane throats cancer on whisky too? Smokings so many cigar will doit yeah, but whats whiskkey to do with it? I drink wisky and vodka and rum and propably everthing and my throat is fine. I hava lots of others problem fromn booze byt not my thraot. So there.

    Was still funny thouggh but I had to fac check youo on the whisky thing, sens I am an expert on drunking.

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