On this day

On this day in 1775, The Committee of Public Safety in Cambridge, Massachusetts, appoints Benedict Arnold “to a secret mission” (the capture of Ticonderoga); in 1776, King Louis XVI of France agrees to loan one million livres to Hortalez & Cie., a company specifically organized to provide funds and military stores to the American cause, thereby establishing secret aid to the patriots and it is this act that provides some of the critical supplies to make the American victory at Saratoga in 1777 possible; in 1804, the Saratoga Post Office established w/Abraham VanDeusen postmaster; in 1945, Berlin surrendered to Russian Army; and in 1996, the Schuylerville Area Chamber of Commerce was formed. 
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 for compiling information for this timetable.)

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