Jan. 14: Benedict Arnold

Benedict Arnold (1741-1801): Revolutionary War general and traitor, only U.S. quisling to have a major brunch dished named after him; notable descendants include turncoat golfer Benedict Arnold Palmer and the traitorous action hero turned politician Benedict Arnold Schwarzenegger. No relation to cell phone innovator Benedict Android.

Other Jan. 14 milestones

On this day in 1784, the U.S. ratified a peace treaty with England agreeing to split profits made from the sale of Revolutionary War action figures.

On this day in 1943, Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first president to fly in an airplane while in office, and afterward spoke favorably about air travel and the so-called “mile-high club.”

On this day in 1954, Marilyn Monroe married baseball great Joe DiMaggio shortly after appearing in the movie “How to Marry a Millionaire Ballplayer.”

(* Traitor trailer is from “American General Benedict Arnold” by Talon Films)

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