Archive for the ‘A Beer-Drinking Elephant Comes to New York’ Category

Comments Off on 1796: A Beer-Drinking Elephant Comes to New York

Elephant is the first ever to come to America On April 3, 1793, John Bill Ricketts, an English equestrian rider, introduced America to the circus in Philadelphia. Ricketts’ circus featured horses, acrobats, a rope walker, and a clown — but it didn’t have an elephant. As of that date, no elephant had ever stepped foot […]