On this day

On this day 1673, French Count Frontenac requires coureurs des bois to give notice if they leave settlement to trade for more than two days; his royal decree to control independent fur traders makes some of them divert trade south through Saratoga to Albany and the Dutch; in 1777, Baron Riedesel wrote to the Baroness describing that “at eight o’clock in the morning … I left Three Rivers; took dinner at Riviere de Loup, at the parsonage; and slept at Massinonge, where I arrived very tired” as he prepares for the Burgoyne Campaign; in 1843, the USS Saratoga to prepare for service off Sandy Hook, N.J., where, at noon, Commodore Matthew C. Perry (considered the father of the steam navy) came on board and broke his broad pennant as Commander of the Africa Squadron on the west coast of Africa protecting American citizens and commerce and suppressing the slave trade; in 1909, Father Walter Bazaar was ordained and he would serve at the Church of the Visitation; in 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot and mortally wounded just after claiming victory in California’s Democratic presidential primary and his funeral was arranged by Schuylerville’s Joseph Canzeri; in 1987, the USS Saratoga started the ship’s 19th Mediterranean deployment; in 2002, the Old Saratoga New Schuylerville sponsors a public forum titled “It’s our turn – What Can it do for Old Saratoga” in the Schuylervile Central School Auditorium on the Champlain Canal; and in 2010, official dedicated and opening the Victory Woods section of Saratoga National Historical Park. 
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 us on Facebook at http://ift.tt/2kLifwt 
(Thank you to Deputy Historian Patricia Peck for compiling information for this timetable.)

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