A Richmond, Virginia commission convened by Mayor Levar Stoney “to best tell the real story" of the Confederate era has recommended removing a statue of Jefferson Davis. The monument of the Confederate president was unveiled in 1907 at a reunion of Confederate veterans.
Steven Spielberg may direct Leonardo DiCaprio in a Ulysses S. Grant biopic at Lionsgate. Grant served as commander of the Union armies during the American Civil War, later serving two scandal-rocked terms as U.S. president. He commissioned Mark Twain to write his biographies.
On D-Day, June 6, 1944, Eisenhower commanded the Allied forces in the Normandy invasion. He went on to become the 34th president of the United States, and promoted Atoms for Peace at the United Nations General Assembly in order to ease Cold War tensions.