Today is the date in 1789 that Fletcher Christian led a mutiny of His Majesty’s Ship Bounty where Captain William Bligh and 18 of his loyal men were set adrift in a small open boat. The Bounty had left England nearly a year and a half before with Tahiti as its destination where it was to pick up a load of breadfruit trees. After 10 months at sea the Bounty finally arrived in Tahiti where the crew stayed for five months enjoying the climate, the hospitality and the beautiful women. When it was time to leave, getting back to work was just too much for many of the crew who enjoyed their stay maybe a little too much. Plus Bligh was a miserable man to work for. He was a tyrant, belittling his men for the smallest mistake and after 3 weeks at sea some of the men just couldn’t take any more. Christian along with 25 other officers and men took control of the ship.