On this day

On this day in 1776, British General Carleton holds meeting with 300 Iroquois at Montreal, who declare their allegiance to Britain and his army starts to pursue a retreating Benedict Arnold up Lake Champlain; in 1778; many of the veteran soldiers that served at Saratoga, enter their next major battle, the Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey which is the last important engagement in the North during the war with numerous casualties are caused by sunstroke however, the Americans maintain control ofthe battlefield as the British withdraw; in 1862, the 77th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment participated Battle of Garnett’s and Golding’s Farms in Henrico County, Virginia; in 1865 the 77th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment mustered out of the army under Colonel David J. Caw; in 1914, a Bosnian Serb,Gavrilo Princip, assassinated Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sofia in Sarajevo, setting off a chain of events that would culminate in a world war by August; five years later in 1919, Germany and the Allies signed the Treaty of Versailles, formally ending World War I and providing for the creation of the League of Nations. 
On this day is a chronological timeline of events that occurred on this day in history around the Town ofSaratoga. Discover what happened today in local history by subscribing toour blog at http://ift.tt/2czXtwq 
(Thank you to Deputy HistorianPatricia Peck and Town Supervisor Thomas Wood for compiling information for this timetable.)

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