Fun Fact: The Real Uncle Sam

Fun facts about Uncle Sam

The personification of the United States, Uncle Sam was believed to be based on Samuel Wilson. During the War of 1812, he was appointed to ensure that the quality of meat consumed by the Northern Army during the war was in good-standing and properly packaged and labeled. Some soldiers knew of Wilson and his nickname “Uncle Sam” and his popularity and legend took off from there.

Fun Fact: Last Republican Mayor of Chicago

Fun facts about Chicago

The last Republican to serve as mayor of Chicago, Illinois was William Hale Thompson whose last year in office was 1931. He has been ranked among the worst mayors in history, especially when it came to ethics. He served two separate terms as mayor and returned to office with the help of the legendary gangster Al Capone.