Learn what happened in business in today’s past

 

November 25:

1835: Andrew Carnegie, future steel king, is born in Dunfermline, County Fife, Scotland. Carnegie comes to the U.S. when he is 13 and goes on to forge the steel industry that makes Americas railroads, bridges and automobiles possible; he also establishes the public library system. In 1901 Carnegie becomes the worlds richest man, selling out to J.P. Morgan for $400 million; but by his death in 1919 he has given away $350 million.

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