On this day in 1756, American soldier, diplomat, author, and painter John Trumbull was born in Lebanon, Connecticut; Trumbull is best known for his historical paintings depicting the Revolutionary War that adorn the rotunda of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C including the Surrender of Burgoyne; in 1777, Baron Riedesel described his actions before the Burgoyne Campaign where he was “ferried over the river St. Lawrence in a canot d’ecorce (a boat made after the fashion of this country, of the bark of a tree), and took up my quarters for the night at the parsonage in Sorel”; in 1788, Alexander Hamilton signed the U.S. Constitution, then he worked hard to get the state of New York to ratify it including working with Madison and Jay to write the Federalist Papers; in 1829, Battles of Saratoga veteran and New Hampshire native Henry Dearborn passes away, Dearborn was present at the battles of Bunker Hill, Quebec and Monmouth along with witnessing two complete British armies surrender at Saratoga and Yorktown then he went on to be US Secretary of War, serving under President Thomas Jefferson from 1801 to 1809, and served as a commanding general in the War of 1812; in 1862, Albert Crook bought the Quaker mineral springs to bottle and sell waters; in 1918, Corporal Mitchell Barton from Victory was killed in action in France; in 1921, Albert Loomis from Victory was born, he would serve as a Technician Fifth Grade in World War II and later in the U.S. Naval Reserves; in 1944, in the early morning started the D-Day: Allied invasion of Europe including Town of Saratoga native Arthur Traver landing in a glider in Normandy; in 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower and members of his cabinet boarded USS Saratoga to observe operations on board the giant carrier; in 1967; in 1965, the Catholic community celebrated the Golden Jubilee of Monsignor James R. Gazeley; and a fire destroyed 2 large dairy barns at Charles Haas’ farm.
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(Thank you to Deputy Historian Patricia Peck and Town Supervisor Thomas Wood for compiling information for this timetable for compiling information for this timetable.)