Day 320

Portal of the day

November 14th, 2012



This school has its own planetarium!

While we're on the subject, sort of, here's an important Truman-related factoid: The US has had two presidents with the middle initial "S". Harry S. Truman's middle name was simply S (he generally signed his name with a period after the "S" even though it didn't stand for anything). Ulysses S. Grant was born Hiram Ulysses Grant. The congressman who nominated him to West Point mistakenly wrote his name as "Ulysses S. Grant", and Grant just continued using that appellation going forward.

3 Comments

  1. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Our high school here has it’s own too.

  2. Rob says:

    And… S is the 19th letter of the alphabet, and 19 is my favorite number. Thanks for the trivia.

  3. David says:

    One of the high schools in my district growing up had a planetarium. It scared the bejeebus out of me going there as a kid.

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