Milton Snavely Hershey and wife Catherine Sweeney Hershey, were to have returned home on the Titanic and had even given a deposit of $300.00 for their tickets. Fate intervened when business prompted them to return earlier on the ship, Amerika. If not for FATE there would be NO Hershey's Chocolate.
Civil War Veteran - 25th President, William McKinley (Jan. 29, 1843 - Sep. 14, 1901), was the third President to be assassinated while in office (after Lincoln and Garfield). He was the last Civil War veteran elected President. A champion of protectionism, he worked with every level of the economy -- capitalists, companies, labor -- and presided over a major industrial economic boom.