On this day

On this day in 1775, the Continental Congress orders defensive posts to be established in New York and British Generals Burgoyne, Clinton, and Howe arrive in Boston with reinforcements; in 1787, Constitutional convention opens at Philadelphia with George Washington presiding and Alexander Hamilton representing New York; in 1865, the 77th New York was marching from Richmond, VA to Washington, DC after the surrender of Confederate General Lee; in 1942, the USS Saratoga was training her air group when intelligence was received of an impending Japanese assault on Midway; and in 2001 Schuylerville Central School district residents vote on and approve the 21.5 million budget by a vote of 627 to 300 and Michael Booth Sr. and Walter Hayes Jr. were elected to the School Board of Education. 
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 our twitter account @historysaratoga 
(Thank you to Deputy Historian Patricia Peck and Town Supervisor Thomas Wood for compiling information for this timetable.)
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