On this day

On this day in 1754, “Join, or Die,” considered to be the first American political cartoon, was printed in The Pennsylvania Gazette it is thought to have been devised by Benjamin Franklin, concerning about increasing French pressure along the western frontier of the colonies; in 1756, the French and Indian War is officially declared between Great Britain and France; in 1775, Benedict Arnold challenges Ethan Allen’s authority to lead the expedition against Fort Ticonderoga however, since Arnold has no soldiers, Allen retains control; in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation asking Americans to give a public expression of reverence to mothers through the celebration of Mother’s Day; in 1929, Postmaster Charles Allen fatally stricken at school assembly; in 1934, Bishop Gibbons confirmed 37 Visitation students and then 94 at Notre Dame Church; in 1942, Victory issued 655 sugar ration books; and in 2001, the Village of Schuylerville Board approves Mark Wells Construction to install the wheelchair lift in the village office. 
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.)

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