“It was a possibility of losing you or the certainty of losing all those other agents. I made the only decision I could, and you know it." | “The handover was coming up and they were onto him, so I gave him up. I got six agents in return and a peaceful transition.”
April 9th 1865: The American Civil War ends
On this day in 1865, Confederate general Robert E Lee surrendered to Union general Ulysses S Grant at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia, thus ending the war that had raged since 1861. The war broke out when the Southern states seceded from the United States and formed the Confederacy. After great defeats such as at Gettysburg and the destruction of Sherman’s march to the sea, the Confederacy realised they could not win. After Lee’s surrender, Grant defied tradition due to his respect for Lee and desire to restore peace, and allowed Lee to keep his sword and horse. Whilst more armies and generals had yet to surrender, Lee’s surrender essentially marked the end of the deadliest war in American history. The end of the war meant the abolition of slavery, preservation of the Union and began the era of Reconstruction.
we hated him.
"Do you now?" said the dragon somewhat flattered, even though he did not believe a word of it.
"Truly songs and tales fall utterly short of the reality, O Smaug the Chiefest and Greatest of Calamities," replied Bilbo.
• movies • the hobbit • the desolation of smaug • bilbo baggins • smaug • martin freeman
April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr. is Assassinated
On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story motel room in Memphis, TN.
A collection of original posters created for The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross PBS series features quotations by famous African Americans, including leaders, intellectuals and cultural figures such as Harriet Tubman, W.E.B. DuBois, Zora Neale Hurston, Jackie Robinson, Malcolm X, President Barack Obama, and more. The posters, which can be downloaded, printed and shared, can be found here: http://to.pbs.org/1efp1fy
• misc • history • american history • civil right movement • martin luther king
• sherlock bbc • sherlock series 3 • his last vow • sherlock holmes • benedict cumberbatch • WHEEEELP
Can you feel it?
~The Bastille - Laura Palmer
i’m drawing this song today bye