On this day in 1754, the first engagement of the French and Indian War, a Virginia militia under 22-year-old Lieutenant Colonel George Washington defeats a French reconnaissance party in southwestern Pennsylvania; in a surprise attack, the Virginians killed 10 French soldiers from Fort Duquesne, including the French commander, Coulon de Jumonville (Jumonville was a career French military officer who attacked Saratoga in November of 1745); in 1791, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison visited Old Saratoga; in 1903 W.T. Scully sold summer suits for $10 in Schuylerville; in 1937, the USS Saratoga finished fleet exercises in Hawaii; in 1950, 39 children received First Communion at Visitation Church; in 1954, the Schuylerville Yorkers sold tags to restore N. Broadway cemetery; and in 2004, the Town of Saratoga was awarded a $35,000 Local Waterfront Revitalization Grant.
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(Thank you to Deputy Historian Patricia Peck and Town Supervisor Thomas Wood for compiling information for this timetable.)