7th SEPTEMBER ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

SEPTEMBER 7th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1813 ; United States nicknamed Uncle Sam | & more about history on this day in the video… The United States got its nickname, Uncle Sam on the 7th September 1813. The name is linked to Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy in New York, who supplied barrels of beef to the United States Army in the War of 1812. Wilson stamped the barrels with U.S. for United States, and  the soldiers referred to it as Uncle Sam’s. The local newspaper picked up on this story and Uncle Sam gained widespread acceptance as the nickname for the U.S. federal government.

MAJOR EVENTS iN HiSTORY ON THiS DAY ~ SEPTEMBER 7th …see the timeline below for more details, births & events…

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TiMELiNE of HiSTORY ON THiS DAY on SEPTEMBER 7th

1895 ~ The first game of rugby league football was played, in England, starting the 1895–96 Northern Rugby Football Union season.

1906 ~ Alberto Santos-Dumont successfully flew his 14-bis aircraft at Bagatelle, France for the first time.

1909 ~ Eugène Lefebvre crashed a new French-built Wright biplane during a test flight at Juvisy, south of Paris, becoming the first aviator in the world to lose his life in a powered heavier-than-air craft.

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