The Evolution of Uncle Sam

On this day in 1852, the personified American government figure “Uncle Sam” debuts in The New York Lantern newspaper.
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Free at Last

On a slave ship sailing for Cuba, a brave West African man named Sengbe Pieh miraculously commandeered the ship, leaving only two of his attackers alive. When the slaveholders tricked Pieh and instead sailed for The United States instead of Africa, the US became involved in one of the most important US Supreme Court cases...
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For Whom the Bell Toils

If there had been a Forbes 30 under 30 list of world’s most influential entrepreneurs and businessmen in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell would be top on the list. The brilliant young inventor received a patent on this day (March 7) in 1876 for a strange, new, voice-transmitting, revolutionary technology called the telephone.
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