Ulysses S. Grant’s Sword
- A diamond-adorned sword once owned by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant brought a winning bid an auction of Civil War items.
The Sword which went for $1,673,000 to an unnamed bidder. It was presented by citizens of Kentucky in 1864 to honor Grant’s promotion to General-in-Chief of all Union forces.
The silver and gold sword contains a 28-diamond monogram and is covered with intricate designs, including engraved battle scenes on its 33-inch blade.
Gary Hendershott, Heritage’s director of Civil War auctions, described the sword as maybe the finest from the Civil War period.
"It’s really a hallmark of American silversmith craftsmanship."
It’s like drowning but you just won’t fucking die."
sirius i never understood why you act so guilty like why couldn’t you say “nah im just here to kill the rat” instead of “only one will die tonight”
I think people just haven’t completely grasped the concept that Sirius Black is the biggest drama queen of all time
I have this bad habit of singing a song that relates to the current situation so you bet your ass that I’ll be singing “My Way” on my deathbed.
December 5, 1933: Prohibition Ends
On this day in 1933, prohibition ended with the ratification of the 21st Amendment, which achieved the mandatory three-fourths majority of states’ approval with support from Utah, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
Subsequently, the 18th Amendment was repealed after it was passed during the prohibition and temperance movements in the early 19th century. This activism initially stemmed from the concern about the effects of alcohol abuse.
Check out a video collection from Ken Burns’s Prohibition film to discover the rise and fall of the prohibition era.
Photo: Agents pour liquor into sewer following a raid ca. 1921 (Library of Congress).
According to chemistry, alcohol IS a solution.
REBLOGGING FOR THAT GIF OMG
My cousin has two deaf parents and just posted
“You don’t know the struggle until you run out of toilet paper and everyone in your house is deaf.”
and i’m laughing reALLY HARD
Victorian Roller Skates
December now became sexual harrassment awareness month.