On this day

On this day in 1777, with his orders for an invasion of New York in hand, British General Burgoyne arrives in Quebec to assume command of the invasion forces with his plan to move down to the Hudson River via the Richelieu River and Lake Champlain through Albany, with a secondary advance through the Mohawk Valley, and divide the Americans; in 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an executive order creating the Works Progress Administration (WPA) which worked on many local projects including the sewerage system and plant; in 1990, the Sisters of Atonement commemorated 50 years of service in Schuylerville; in 1992, the USS Saratoga began its 21st Mediterranean deployment was much more than normal operations as this six month deployment found her in the Adriatic Sea, providing close-air support for humanitarian relief flights flying into the war-torn former Yugoslavia; and 1999, the Farmers Market opened first season at Saratoga Apple.
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 subscribing to our blog at http://ift.tt/2czXtwq
(Thank you to Deputy Historian Patricia Peck and Town Supervisor Thomas Wood for compiling information for this timetable for compiling information for this timetable.)

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