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.)