Profile of the Day: P.T. Barnum

Posted July 5, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

P.T. Barnum and Commodore Nutt

On July 5 ,1810, P.T. Barnum was born in Bethel, Connecticut. An immensely successful promoter, Barnum is best remembered for founding the circus that came to be known as the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Dubbed the “Greatest Show on Earth,” Barnum brought together a strange menagerie of curiosities, from the Feejee mermaid to General Tom Thumb, “the Smallest Person that ever Walked Alone.”

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