Johns Hopkins' birthday

Mr. Johns Hopkins, founder of Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital, was born on May 19, 1795, in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. In the 1820s, he embarked on a career as a merchant, investor, and financier that saw him amass a fortune worth $8 million (over $186 million in 2020) upon his death in December 1873. Of this total, $1 million was distributed among family, associates, and employees, with the remaining $7 million divided equally to form the endowment for the hospital and the university. After his death, his hand-picked trustees began forming the two institutions. So, Happy 225th Birthday, Mr. Hopkins!