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Today in history: August 20
In 1833, America's 23rd president was born
"Old Tippacanoe's" grandson — and future president — Benjamin Harrison.
"Old Tippacanoe's" grandson — and future president — Benjamin Harrison. Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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.

Quote of the day

"We Americans have no commission from God to police the world." –Benjamin Harrison

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