Saturday, September 21, 2013

Today in History - 21 September 2013


September. 21, 1780
Benedict Arnold commits treason

During the American Revolution, on September 21,1780, American General Benedict Arnold meet with British Major Andre to discuss handing over West Point to the British, in order to get a large sum of money and a high position in the British army. The plot was foiled. Arnold, who was once an American hero, became synonymous with the word "traitor."

Source: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

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