1775 – Born on November 15th in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. American educator and administrator.
1797 – James and his friend Jacob Lindly (later president of Ohio University) entered the junior class at Princeton after an arduous trip over the Allegheny Mountains.
1800 – Carnahan served as tutor at Princeton, studied theology with President S. Stanhope Smith, and preached for six years, before resigning because of a throat aliment that troubled him all his life.
– He then founded and conducted a classical seminary in Georgetown, D.C.
1823 – He was invited to become the first president of the alumni association.
1859 – Died on March 2nd.