Today in History – July 5

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Today in History – July 5

Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810-91) was born in Bethel, Connecticut, on July 5, 1810. Continue reading.

On July 5, 1865, William Booth, an ordained Methodist minister, and his wife Catherine established the Christian Mission in London’s poverty-stricken East End. In 1878, the Christian Mission was renamed the Salvation Army. Continue reading.

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