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                                   Hiram Bingham July 24th, 1911

Re-Discovers Machu Picchu, Peru

Full Name: Hiram Bingham [Hiram Bingham III] Nationality: American

Profession: Archaeologist and Explorer Why Famous: Bingham is most famous for discovering and bringing to the attention of the Western world the ancient Incan site of Machu Picchu, Peru. He later became a U.S. Senator and the Governor of Connecticut.

Born: November 19, 1875 Star Sign: Scorpio Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Died: June 6, 1956 (aged 80)

  • 1900-11-20 Archaeologist Hiram Bingham (25) weds Tiffany heiress Alfreda Mitchell in Honolulu, Hawaii

Historical Events in the Life of Hiram Bingham

  • 1911-07-24 American explorer Hiram Bingham discovers Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas
  • 1924-12-16 Hiram Bingham is elected as a Republican to serve in the U.S. Senate forcing him to resign as Governor of Connecticut after serving only one day in office, the shortest term of any Connecticut Governor

References:

“Hiram Bingham (Archaeologist and Explorer).” OnThisDay.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 July 2017.