Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Fact of the Day: Barnum and Congress

P.T. Barnum did more than create his own circus, he also ran for Congress. Ironically he lost the general election against his own 3rd cousin William Henry Barnum. 

9 comments:

Harry Hamid said...

If only Bailey had run as a third party write-in.

I never knew this. We didn't elect those sorts back in those days?

Emmylou said...

Man....PT Barnum looks nothing like Hugh Jackman!:D
PS I am obsessed with The Greatest Showman...sorry:P

Debra She Who Seeks said...

LOL @ Emmy!

Christine said...

Interesting.

Martha said...

That is interesting

Pat Hatt said...

Kept it in the family at least

Huggybear said...

PT Barnum and Hugh Jackman!
Hugh would have laughed at this.
I think I read that Hugh and family are back home
here in Australia presently house hunting for no
doubt a million $$ plus plus mansion overlooking
Sydney Harbour or up on the Sydney Northern beaches
area.
Colin

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Barnum vs. Barnum. Why hasn't a movie been made yet?

Kay said...

I understand there was so much fiction in the Greatest Showman.