On this day in 1777, six members of the Allen family and three slaves from Argyle, NY were massacred by a band of Indians attached to Burgoyne’s army; in 1897, a special train which cost 50 cents left the Schuylerville depot at 7 o’clock, sharp, for Saratoga Springs to accommodate the 20 people who wished to hear the sacred concert at Congress Park and for those wanting to take part of the pilgrimage to St. Anne de Beaupre, 21 miles south of Quebec, Canada and Rev. Mr. Taylor preached a splendid sermon in the Quaker Springs M. E. church; in 1946, the USS Saratoga was mortally wounded by the second test of Operation Crossroads at Bikini Atoll which measured the effect of the atomic bomb on naval vessels, this was an underwater blast which was detonated under a landing craft 500 yards from the carrier and salvage efforts were prevented by radioactivity, so seven and one-half hours after the blast, with her funnel collapsed across her deck, and the USS Saratoga slipped beneath the surface of the lagoon; and in 2001, in honor of the featured race “The Schuylerville” an historical exhibit on the Village of Schuylerville was presented at the Opening Day of the Race Track.
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 our twitter account @historysaratoga
(Thank you to Deputy Historian Patricia Peck and Town Supervisor Thomas Wood for compiling information for this timetable.)