arnold court

  • Pugsley: Grandma!
  • Fester: She's still in jail.
  • Pugsley: I thought they were keeping her one night.
  • Fester: Yeah, but she keeps trying to escape. Like she thinks it's a game. Fourth time they've brought her back in.

Today in History: June 1st, 1779: Benedict Arnold is court-martialed. 

The court-martial of Benedict Arnold occurred in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Arnold was charged with 13 counts of misbehavior, including misusing government wagons and illegally buying + selling goods. This would later fuel his traitorous behavior. The court-martial did not get underway again until December 23 in Morristown, New Jersey. Although Arnold was cleared of most charges, General George Washington issued reprimanded him.