This Day in History: 09/07/1813 - U.S. Nicknamed Uncle Sam - HISTORY

This Day in History: 09/07/1813 - U.S. Nicknamed Uncle Sam

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This This Day in History video discusses how the nickname Uncle Sam came about. It seems that Samuel Wilson sold staples like beef to the military and his name was on the crates. Soldiers started referring to it as gear from Uncle Sam. The date was 9/07/1813.

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