P. T. Barnum is born July 5th in Danbury, Connecticut.
Barnum's legendary circus train first begins traveling the nation's railways.
joins forces with James Bailey to be Barnum & Bailey's Greatest Show On Earth
P. T. Barnum dies and is laid to rest in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Ringling Bros Circus & Barnum & Bailey Circus merge but tour seperatly
The first ever performance of the combined Ringling Bros & Barnum & Bailey