On this day

On this day in 1775, news reached Saratoga of the events at Lexington and Concord; in 1776 Benedict Arnold, military governor of Montreal, welcomes Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Chase, and Charles Carroll of Carroltonsent by the Continental Congress to create the 14th colony; in 1949, 32 village stores had historic window displays; in 2001, an Open House was conducted at the Schuylerville Central School to show the results of the recently completed construction program; in 2008 voters approved purchase of old school in Schuylerville for new town hall; and in 2009, Schuylerville Visitors Center director Richard Beresford passed away. 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 and former Historian and current Supervisor Tom Wood for compiling this timetable.)
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