On this day in 1775, patriot commander Seth Warner captures the disabled British fort at Crown Point, NY, without resistance; in 1780, the worst American defeat during the Revolution happened when Charleston, SC under the command of (Battles of Saratoga veteran) General Benjamin Lincoln surrenders to the British in excess of 3,000 Patriots are lost; in 1949, Quaker Springs Fire Dept. reported 77 members; and in 1980, the National Park Service acquired Saratoga Monument.
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 for compiling information for this timetable.)