On this day

On this day in 1777, German Surgeon Wasmus with Burgoyne’s Army in Fort Ann describes “the first rattlesnake was killed in front of our lines today, it was almost 4 feet long and had 7 bells (rattles) at its tail, in 1895, A. C. Meader commenced to build a barn for George Hathaway, in 1958, aircraft from USS Saratoga and USS Essex flew air cover support the landing 1,800 Marines on the beach near Beirut, Lebanon, to support the Lebanese government and to protect the lives of U.S. citizens, this situation was stabilized within a few days, without untoward incident; in 2002, the Schuylerville DPW Foreman announced his retirement; and in 2012 Expressohuis opened on Ferry Street. 
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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