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1810, Jul 51891, Apr 7
an American politician, showman, and businessman remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Although Barnum was also an author, publisher, philanthropist, and for some time a politician, he said of himself, "I am a showman by profession...and all the gilding shall make nothing else of me", and his personal aim was "to put money in his own coffers". Barnum is widely, but erroneously, credited with coining the phrase "There's a sucker born every minute"
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07/05/1810-P. T. Barnum is born in Connecticut
06/02/1835-P. T. Barnum and his circus begin first tour of US 
09/01/1850-P. T. Barnum brings Jenny Lind to New York
 Mentions (2)
Leopold Eidlitz
...York, 1876–1881), as well as "Iranistan" (1848), P. T. Barnum's house in Bridgeport, Connecticut; St. Peter's Church,...
Joice Heth
an African-American slave who was exhibited by P. T. Barnum with the false claim that she was the 161-year-old nursing...
 Quotes (6) • View in Quotations
Every crowd has a silver lining.
Money is in some respects life's fire: it is a very excellent servant, but a terrible master.
Nobody ever lost a dollar underestimating the taste of the American people.
The noblest art is that of making others happy.
Witchcraft is one of the most baseless, absurd, disgusting, and silly of all the humbugs.
Without promotion, something terrible happens . . . Nothing!
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