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Benjamin Harrison Timeline


Short Biography of President Benjamin Harrison
Lifespan: 1833 - 1901
Born on August 20, 1833 in North Bend, Ohio
Benjamin Harrison died on March 13, 1901 in Indianapolis, Indiana
Twenty-third President of America - His term in office was from 1889 to 1893

Why was Benjamin Harrison famous?

Benjamin Harrison was famous as the twenty-third President of the United States of America. He was the grandson of the 9th President, William Henry Harrison. His presidency saw the first step towards making sure that trade was not limited by the existence of monopolies.

The next US President was Grover Cleveland.

1833

 

Benjamin Harrison was born on August 20, 1833 in North Bend, Ohio

1846

 

Mexican-American War begins.

1852

 

Chester A. Arthur became a lawyer

1853

 

Benjamin Harrison was married to his first wife, Caroline Lavinia Scott, on October 20, 1853.

1859

 

Oregon admission to the US
Harper's Ferry Raid

1860

 

Pony Express begins

1861

 

The American Civil War, also called the War between the States, was waged from April 1861 until April 1865. The 4 year war was between the federal government of the United States and 11 Southern states that asserted their right to secede (withdraw) from the Union. Abraham Lincolnwas the central figure of the American Civil War. Benjamin Harrison joined the military in 1862 to fight in the Civil War and was promoted to Brigadier General.

1863

 

Battle of Gettysburg

1864

 

Sand Creek Massacre

1865

 

Abraham Lincoln assassinated
United States Civil War ends
Benjamin Harrison left military service at the end of the war and resumed his law practice.

1866

 

Civil Rights Act of 1866
Ku Klux Klan founded

1867

 

Alaska Purchase from Russia

1876

 

Battle of the Little Bighorn

1877

 

Nez Perce War

1881

 

In 1881, Harrison was elected to the U.S. Senate and served until 1887.

1882

 

Chinese Exclusion Act and European Restriction Act

1889

 

1889 Benjamin Harrison became the President of the United States of America

1889

 

First Pan-American Conference in 1889

1890

 

Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1890)
Sherman Silver Purchase Act (1890)
McKinley Tariff of 1890

1891

 

Electricity Installed in White House (1891)

1893

 

1893 The Presidency of Benjamin Harrison ended

1896

 

Benjamin Harrison married his second wife was Mary Scott Lord Dimmick (1858–1948) a widow nearly thirty years his junior whom he married on April 6, 1896.

1896

 

Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike

1898

 

Spanish-American War

1901

 

Benjamin Harrison died of pneumonia on March 13, 1901 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis.

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