The name "Benedict Arnold" is synonymous with "traitor" because of what the American Revolutionary War general did on this date in 1780. He secretly promised to surrender the U.S. fort at West Point, N.Y., to the British army. Arnold later fled to England
The weekly package of A Blast from the Past for Aug. 26-Sept. 1.
By United Press International
Paul Laub, the self-proclaimed "King of Schlock," who has been cashing in on the presence of the town's most famous resident, actor and mayor Clint Eastwood, plans to unload vast quantities of T-shirts and trinkets commemorating the visit of Pope John Paul II to Carmel on 9/17. Laub gained notoriety last year when he turned his small souvenir shop into "Clintville" after Eastwood was elected mayor of the posh wealthy town.
There have been at several notable men named John Pope:
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