On this day

On this day in 1777, Congress authorizes the establishment of what will become the Springfield Arsenal at Springfield, Massachusetts; in 1865, President Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth while attending the comedy “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. and died the next day; in 1886, the Town reported 99 marriages for year ending April 1; and in 1912 the passenger liner Titanic –deemed unsinkable– strikes an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sinks with a loss of 1,500 lives. 
On this day is a chronological timetable of events that occurred on this day in history around the Town of Saratoga. 
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(Thank you to Deputy Historian Patricia Peck for compiling this timetable.)
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