Saturday, July 27, 2013

U.S. Grant's Speeding Ticket

 Photo by Mathew Brady (National Archives and Records Administration)

General Hiram Ulysses S. Grant (the S was given to him by an Army clerical error), was the only president arrested while in office. He was stopped and arrested by a black police officer for “speeding” his horses through the streets of Washington. He complimented the officer, paid the $20.00 fine, and was forced to walk back to the White House on foot (source: chrisoncars.com).

Photo by  Mathew Brad, 21th century colorized version

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7 comments:

  1. "GRANT S" obtained again a free life thanks to 20 "GRANDS"... :-)

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  2. Maybe he forgot his fuzzbuster (radar detector)...

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  3. Could this have been the first speeding ticket in history?

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  4. Rash driving is the main reason for speeding ticket. So reduce your speed in the traffic. ticket for careless driving

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  5. some peoples go with high speed is the reason for accidents and also it leads to speeding ticket speeding ticket in Delaware

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  6. Go with limited speed, easily recover from speeding ticket and accident also. reckless driving

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  7. So many reasons for accident,everyone should obey the rules and drive safely. winning traffic tickets

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