Today in World History: November 25th

Carnegie Hall in New York City was built by Andrew Carnegie, who was born on November 25th, 1835. A Scottish-American, Carnegie was a philanthropist who started out dirt poor, but after a series of well-placed investments,  he made a fortune and founded the Carnegie Steel Company. He later sold this to J.P. Morgan. He spent the rest of his life building public buildings, including libraries. Carnegie died in 1919 of pneumonia.

“There is little success where there is little laughter.”

-Andrew Carnegie

 

 

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