On this day in history, Benedict Arnold committed treason, September 21, 1780

'This Day in History': 09/21/1780 - Benedict Arnold's Betrayal
'This Day in History': 09/21/1780 - Benedict Arnold's Betrayal

On September 21st in 1780, American General Benedict Arnold was found and exposed of treason. Arnold planned to meet with British Major John Andre to discuss handing over West Point to the British in exchange for money and a prestigious position in the British Army. Benedict Arnold quickly lost his American hero reptation.

Other Events on September 21st:
: The Legislative Assembly voted to abolish monarchy in France and establish a new order under the First Republic.
1937: J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" was published.
1949: Mao Zedong announced that China's new government would be led by the Communist Party of China.
1999: A 7.6 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan killed 3200, stranded over 100 000, and caused billions in damage.
2013: 22 people are killed in a Kenya Mall Attack.