Friday, September 21, 2012

Robin Hood, Crime and Punishment, -and- It's About Time

In the News Today
  • Robin Hood - Police say robber allegedly handed out cash after crime spree
  • Crime and Punishment - Secret Service investigates man for lynching chair
  • It's About Time - Apple accused of copying Swiss clock design in iOS6

    Technology in the News Today
  • Walmart to Stop Selling Amazon Kindles
  • Google Tops Facebook in Display Ad Game
  • 6 Ways Google Maps Beats Apple iOS 6 Maps

    Born on this Day in History: September 21, 1866 - H.G. Wells was born in Kent, England. His first novel, The Time Machine was an instant success and Wells produced a series of science fiction novels which pioneered our ideas of the future. His later work focused on satire and social criticism. Wells laid out his socialist views of human history in his Outline of History. He died in 1946.

    On this Day in History: September 21, 1780 - During the American Revolution, American General Benedict Arnold meets 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 well-respected family in Norwich, Connecticut, on January 14, 1741. He apprenticed with an apothecary and was a member of the militia during the French and Indian War (1754-1763). He later became a successful trader and joined the Continental Army when the Revolutionary War broke out between Great Britain and its 13 American colonies in 1775. When the war ended in 1883, the colonies had won their independence from Britain and formed a new nation, the United States.

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