- BIRTH DATE:
July 05, 1810
- DEATH DATE:
April 07, 1891
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- Full Name:
Phineas Taylor Barnum
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Showman P.T. Barnum joined James A. Bailey to create the traveling Barnum & Bailey Circus. The three-ring show was called the "Greatest Show on Earth."
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P.T. Barnum was born on July 5, 1810 in Bethel, Connecticut. He bought the American Museum in New York City, and filled the space with curiosities and what he considered live freaks, which included midget Tom Thumb and singer Jenny Lind
. The museum closed in 1868, and he joined with rival James A. Bailey to create the Barnum & Bailey Circus, which they dubbed the "Greatest Show on Earth."
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