On this day

On this day, which is traditionally an opportunity to pull pranks or joke, we remember in 1775, the District of Saratoga formed in Albany County and the New York Assembly passes its final militia act as a colony, requiring all males 16 to 50 years of age to enlist under penalty of a fine; in 1863 the first wartime conscription law goes into effect in the United States; in 1945 U.S. forces launch invasion of Okinawa; in 1959 the glove manufacturing company at Broad & Ferry streets closed and in 2002 Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton visited Saratoga National Historical Park 
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 our twitter account @historysaratoga
 (Thank you to Deputy Historian Patricia Peck for compiling this timetable.)
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