On this day in in 1776, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a wealthy Maryland planter, Catholic and founding father and the longest-lived (and last surviving) signatory of the Declaration of Independence, stayed at Schuyler House (from April 9 – 16) as part of a diplomatic mission to Canada; in 1855, Henry Marshall’s new grist mill burned; in 1883, Schuylerville’s Pearl Street extended to Spring Street; in 1945, Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States, died of a cerebral hemorrhage and Vice President Harry S. Truman became president; in 1946, Schuylerville Central School District formed, in 1971, Robert Myers elected first President of the General Schuyler Emergency Squad; and in 2002, the Schuylerville Lions Club presented Schuyler Hose Company with a check for $1,000. towards the purchase of a $14,000 Thermo Imaging Camera.
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(Thank you to Deputy Historian Patricia Peck for compiling this timetable.)