On this day in 1907, James Gavin, U.S. Army general of the 82nd Airborne Division in WWII was born, he commanded Quaker Springs resident Art Traver; in 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill legalizing the sale and possession of beer and wine; in 1965, more than 3,000 civil rights demonstrators led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. began their march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. and in 1997, the Hotel Schuyler burned.
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 subscribing to our blog at http://ift.tt/2czXtwq
(Thank you to Deputy Historian Patricia Peck for compiling this timetable.)