On this day

On this day in 1776, Simon Fraser (who died at the 2nd Battle of Saratoga) led the 24th Regiment in beating back Colonel St. Clair’s 1,800 retreating American invaders at the Battle of Three Rivers during the battle Americans lost 25 killed and 200 taken prisoner, including General Thompson while the British lost 8 killed at Trois-Rivières, Québec; in 1777 Baron Riedesel reported that both the battalions, Berner and Breyman, marched to St. John, and two others came in their place as part of the Burgoyne Campaign of 1777, he described “the transportation of the troops over the river St. Lawrence gave me considerable annoyance; but, at length, it was all happily accomplished”; in 1865, the Federal Sixth Corps which included the 77th New York, missed out on the Grand Review two weeks prior, had their review in Washington, D.C.; in 1938, the Grist Mill in Grangerville burned; in 1967, during the Six-Day War, the USS Saratoga launched 12 figher jets and 4 tanker planes to protect the USS Liberty; the Israeli aircraft and torpedo boats attack the USS Liberty in international waters off Egypt’s Gaza Strip; the USS Liberty was an intelligence ship, well-marked as an American vessel and only lightly armed, was attacked first by Israeli aircraft that fired napalm and rockets at the ship; when word of their USS Saratoga planes deployment reached Washington, however, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara ordered them recalled to the carrier, and they never reached the Liberty; and in 1968, three days after falling prey to an assassin in California, Senator Robert F. Kennedy is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, just 30 yards from the grave of his assassinated older brother, President John F. Kennedy in a funeral arranged by Schuylerville’s Joseph Canzeri. 
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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