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AN ACT OF TREASON ON THIS DAY IN 1780

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On September 21, 1780, during the American Revolution, American
General
Benedict Arnold met with British Major John Andre to discuss
handing over West Point to the British, in return for the promise of
a large sum of money and a high position in the British army. The
plot was foiled and Arnold, a former American hero, became
synonymous with the word “traitor.”

Arnold was born into a respected family in Norwich, Connecticut,
on January 14, 1741.
 He died in London June 13, 1801 at age 60. He
had been in poor health for several months.

 

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U.S. NAVY WAS FOUNDED ON THIS DAY IN 1775

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The U.S. Navy traces its origins to the Continental Navy, which
was established during the
American Revolutionary War and
was effectively disbanded as a separate entity shortly thereafter.

After suffering significant loss of goods and personnel at the
hands of the
Barbary pirates from Algiers, the U.S. Congress
passed the
Naval Act of 1794 for the construction of six heavy
frigates, the first ships of the U.S. Navy.

USS Constitution and the HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812
Naval battle between the USS Constitution and the HMS Guerriere on August 19, 1812.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were married on this day in
1954. The marriage only lasted nine months.

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AMERICANS DEFEAT BRITISH AT YORKTOWN

Hopelessly trapped at Yorktown, Virginia, British General Lord Cornwallis surrenders 8,000 British soldiers and seamen to a larger Franco-American
force, effectively bringing an end to the
American Revolution on this day
in 1781.

Lord Cornwallis was one of the most capable British generals of the
American Revolution.


Storming of Redoubt #9.

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The storming of Redoubt No. 10.

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The victory at Yorktown was honored in a 1783 medallion minted in
Paris and designed there by US Ambassador
Benjamin Franklin.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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The sitcom originally aired on CBS from September 19, 1970 to March 19, 1977.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show is remembered for its realistic and complex
characters and storylines, in contrast to the simplistic characters and plots typically seen on broadcast television at that time. It was the subject of
consistent critical praise and high ratings during its original run, receiving
twenty-nine
Prim Awards,etime Emmy including for Outstanding Comedy
Series
three years in a row (1975–1977); Moore received the Primetime
Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
three
times. The series also launched three
spin-offs: Rhoda (1974–1978),
Phyllis (1975–1977), and Lou Grant (1977–1982). In 2013, the
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ranked The Mary Tyler Moore Show #6 on its list of the
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