1856 – Born on August 12th in New York City. American financier and philanthropist, noted for his lavish lifestyle, fondness for ostentatious jewelry, and enormous appetite.
1879 – He worked for the New York Central Railroad, became a salesman of railroad equipment.
– Brady worked as a bellhop and in various jobs with the New York Central Railroad before taking a sales position with a railroad supply house.
1888 – He was the only agent in the USA for the Fox Pressed Steel Car Truck Company of England.
– He was famous for his appetite and elaborate meals and was one of the best-known men in New York’s Broadway nightlife.
1912 – He donated funds to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for the establishment of a medical institute.
– Found the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute.
1917 – Died on April 13th in Atlantic City, New Jersey.