Jul 5, 2013
Born 1709: Etienne de Silhouette, French minister of finance and outline portrait artist
Born 1810: P.T. Barnum American showman who formed the Barnum and Bailey Circus
Salvation Army founded this day 1865 by William Booth in London
1979: President Carter delivered his "malaise" speech in which he lamented what he called a "crisis of confidence" in America.
Mar 2, 2012
Jumbo was a large African Bush Elephant, born 1861 in the French Sudan, imported to a Paris zoo, transferred to the London Zoo in 1865, and sold in 1882 to P. T. Barnum, for the circus. The giant elephant's name is now a common word 'jumbo', meaning large in size.