On this day

On this day in 1776, Americans begin shelling British troops in Boston using the cannons from Crown Point and Fort Ticonderoga that travelled through Saratoga on their way to Cambridge, MA.; in 1792, a NYS Bill was introduced to “an act for establishing and opening lock navigation within the state”; in 1846, St. Stephen’s Episcopal church was organized; in 1877, Republican Rutherford B. Hayes was declared the winner of the 1876 presidential election over Democrat Samuel J. Tilden, even though Tilden (from New York) had won the popular vote; and in 1949, tragedy struck when four perish in fire at Skellie farm in the Town of Saratoga. 
On this day is a chronological timetable of events that occurred on this day in history around the Town of Saratoga. Discover what happened today in local history by following us on Facebook at http://ift.tt/2kLifwt 
(Thank you to Deputy Historian Patricia Peck for compiling this timetable.)

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