Aug. 20, 1833: Benjamin Harrison was born. He was the 23rd president, serving between 1889-1893. President Harrison signed the Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1889, which set the precedent for breaking up industrial monopolies. He was the only grandson of another president — William Henry Harrison ("Old Tippacanoe"), who served as the ninth president for one month in 1841.
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"We Americans have no commission from God to police the world." –Benjamin Harrison
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