Good morning everyone, History Mom with Friday Fun Facts! On this date in 1865, Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, ending the US Civil War. I visited some years ago; Grant's staff pretty much cleaned out the place for souvenirs. On this date in 2003, Bagdad fell to US and Coalition forces, also resulting in widespread looting. I guess it all shows how truly foolish war can be. Have a safe weekend everyone!