On this day

On this day in 1863, the 77th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment had Colonel McKean resigned his commission due to illness and Lieutenant Colonel French was promoted to colonel and command of the regiment; in 1885, President Ulysses S. Grant died of throat cancer at the cottage at Mt. McGregor and in 1997, Countess Diana won the Schuylerville Stakes for trainer Patrick B. Byrne and ridden by jockey, Shane J. Sellers. 
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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