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