TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT Oct. 17, 1777

British forces un­der Gen. John Bur­goyne sur­ren­dered to Amer­i­can troops in Saratoga, New York, in a turn­ing point of the Revo­lu­tion­ary War.

ALSO ON THIS DATE 1919

Ra­dio Corp. of Amer­ica was char­tered.

1933

Al­bert Ein­stein ar­rived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Ger­many.

1966

The TV game show “The Hol­ly­wood Squares” pre­miered on NBC.

1979

Mother Teresa of In­dia was awarded the No­bel Peace Prize.

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