P T Barnum

Phineas Taylor Barnum

  • American


American showman, entertainer, founder of the Barnum and Bailey Circus and mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut. - AsNotedIn

Notable Position Organization From To
Founder Barnum and Bailey's Circus
Themes with P T Barnum

Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Significant name Barnum-Palliser Historic District Bridgeport, CT
Significant name Seaside Park Bridgeport, CT
Significant name East Bridgeport Historic District Bridgeport, CT
Significant name Division Street Historic District Bridgeport, CT
Significant name Marina Park Historic District Bridgeport, CT
1810/07/05 Irene Taylor, wife of Philo Barnum, gives birth to a son, Phineas Taylor Barnum, in Bethel, Connecticut. Bethel, CT Connecticut
1844/00/00 General Tom Thumb performs for Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and the Duchess of Kent. Promoter Buckingham Palace London
1846/00/00 Shakespeare's Birthplace is put up for sale and showman P T Barnum offers to buy the residence and ship it "brick-by-brick" to the United States. Life Shakespeare's Birthplace Stratford-upon-Avon
1850/09/01 Twenty companies of New York Fireman bearing torches escort 200 musicians to Irvine House to serenade Ms Lind in front of 20,000 spectators Promoter Jenny Lind's American Tour, 1850 to 1852
1850/09/11 P T Barnum debuts singer Jenny Lind with a selection of classical music at Castle Garden Promoter Norma Castle Clinton National Monument New York City Jenny Lind's American Tour, 1850 to 1852
1863/02/10 Lavinia Warren marries Charles Stratton at Grace Church. Promoter Grace Episcopal Church, New York New York City Marriage of Lavinia Warren and Charles Stratton
1884/05/17 P T Barnum leads Dumbo and 20 other elephants across the Brooklyn Bridge to demonstrate its structural integrity Promoter Brooklyn Bridge New York City
1891/04/07 Phineas Taylor Barnum dies in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He is buried in Bridgeport's Mountain Grove Cemetery.
1893/00/00 Built Significant name Barnum Museum Bridgeport, CT
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