On this day

On this day in 1777, the remains of the American Army (that was at Fort Ticonderoga) is now in Fort Edward, being joined by fresh American troops and British troops are clearing the road to Fort Anne and the water route along Wood Creek of fallen trees, sunken stones and other obstacles; in 1850, Vice President Millard Fillmore is sworn in as the 13th president of the United States after President Zachary Taylor had died the day before, five days after falling ill with a severe intestinal ailment on the Fourth of July (Mrs. Abigail Powers Fillmore, wife of 13th president was born just south of the town in Stillwater); in 1966, Saratoga Performing Arts center opened; and in 1968, the USS Saratoga departed Mayport, Florida for her ninth Mediterranean deployment and during this deployment a Soviet surface force and a “November”-class submarine passed in close proximity, en route to Cuba. 
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 subscribing to our blog at http://ift.tt/2czXtwq
 (Thank you to Deputy Historian Patricia Peck and Town Supervisor Thomas Wood for compiling information for this timetable.)

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