On this day

On this day in 1727, monarchy George II begins his reign as King of Britain and Ireland; in 1776, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Philip Livingston comprise a committee chosen to prepare the declaration of independence with Jefferson is chosen to prepare the first draft; in 1777, Baron Riedesel recorded that “General Burgoyne breakfasted with me. At noon of the same day, I set out from Chambly for St. John, and on the way, dined at St. Theresa with Colonel Mackenzie”; in 1938 Carolyn Lodge, Gates Ave., opened for summer, Mrs. W. A. Harvey manager; in 1970, the USS Saratoga sailed again for duty with the Sixth Fleet; in 1972, the Quaker Springs UMC celebrated the completion of the Fellowship House; and in 2001, the Town of Saratoga Board met to discuss the location of the proposed new Town Office Building to be decided by a town wide referendum; and approved resolutions opposing the placement of a PCB hazardous waste sediment treatment transfer facility by the EPA within the Town of Northumberland and requesting that the NYS DOT rescind a permit granted for the construction of two large billboard signs located on US Rt. 4 South of Schuylerville in the Village of Victory. 
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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