On this day

On this day in 1683, Mohawk Sachems sold their old hunting grounds called Sarachtogie to Cornelis Van Dyk, Jan Bleecker, Peter Schuyler, and Johannes Wendel; in 1727, Horatio Lloyd Gates was born, Gates was the American General who earned the American victory in the Battles of Saratoga (1777); in 1842, the third ship named the USS Saratoga, a sloop of war was launched; and in 2001 the Schuylerville Garden Club conducted their annual Flower show at the American Legion with the theme was “Color Your World.” 
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 or compiling information for this timetable.)

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