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Calendar of Cool: P.T. Barnum’s Circus Begins First Tour of the U.S.

Calendar of Cool: P.T. Barnum’s Circus Begins First Tour of the U.S.

On this day in 1835, famed showman P.T. Barnum and his circus, The Greatest Show on Earth, started their first tour of the U.S.  Phineas Taylor Barnum, self-proclaimed Prince of Humbugs, was eager stretch the truth if that’s what it took to gather a crowd. One of his best known humbugs, or tricks, was the

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