This Day in History

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Published

Harriet Beecher Stowe’s influential novel, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” was published on March 20th, 1852. The book, which depicted the harsh realities of slavery, became one of the most significant pieces of literature in the abolitionist movement, stirring national debates and further fueling tensions between the North and the South leading up to the American Civil […]

Wells and Fargo Establish a Banking and Shipping Company 

In 1852, Henry Wells and William Fargo founded Wells Fargo & Company, a shipping and banking enterprise, in San Francisco during the California Gold Rush. Initially operating as a delivery and banking service, Wells Fargo quickly expanded its services to meet the growing needs of the booming West Coast economy. Their innovative approach to transportation […]