5 July 1810: Birth of P. T. Barnum, American Showman

Phineas Taylor Barnum was born in Bethel, Connecticut, on 5 July 1810, one of the six children of Philo and Irene Barnum. His father died when Barnum was 15 years old, leaving the care of the family to the young Phineas. Read the full biography page of P.T. Barnum.

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