On this day

On this day in 1783, soldiers visited springs in Saratoga; in 1800, President John Adams, the second president of the United States, becomes the first president to reside in Washington, D.C., when he takes up residence at Union Tavern in Georgetown; in 1864, Union General Ulysses S. Grant makes what he later recognizes to be his greatest mistake by ordering a frontal assault on entrenched Confederates at Cold Harbor, Virginia which resulted was some 7,000 Union casualties in less than an hour of fighting including John H. Russell of Company K of the 77th New York Regiment; and in 1907, George Bihn was born, he served in World War II as a Chief Specialist in the US Coast Guard Reserves and as a Corporal in the New York State Police. 
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 former Historian Thomas Wood for compiling information for this timetable.)
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