Today In History – September 7, 1813 – The U.S. Gets Its Nickname, Uncle Sam

  On September 7, 1813, the United States gets its nickname, Uncle Sam.  The name is linked to Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy, New York, who supplied barrels of beef to the United States Army during the War of 1812. Wilson (1766-1854) stamped the barrels with...
Posted On Sep 23 2016