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This Day in Founder's History

This Day In Founding Fathers History – 7 September

This Day In Founders History – 7 September On this day in 1813, the Troy Post of Troy, New York printed the earliest known reference to “Uncle Sam.” Some sources claim the name originated with Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy. Wilson supplied beef to the army during the War of 1812 and stamped the barrels with “U.S.” for United States. Some say one of Wilson’s workers jokingly referred […]

todaySeptember 8, 2014