History’s first tank-versus-tank battle took place in this year.

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Today in History: Born on August 19

1833

Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States and grandson of President William Henry Harrison.

1886

Paul Tillich, theologian and philosopher who wrote Systematic Theology.

1890

H.P. Lovecraft, author of horror tales; created the Cthulhu mythos.

1905

Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist.

1941

Slobodan Milosevic, President of Serbia (1989–1997) and of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1997–2000); tried by UN's International Criminal Tribunal for war crimes but died before trial concluded.

1942

Isaac Hayes, composer, musician, actor, voice-over actor; co-wrote "Soul Man," won Academy Award for his composition  "Theme from Shaft."

1944

Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minster of India.

1952

John Hiatt, singer/songwriter ("Have a Little Faith in Me").

1954

Al Roker, weatherman (Today on NBC; Weather Channel).

1958

Patricia Rozema, film director, screenwriter (Mansfield Park).

1974

Amy Adams, actress; multiple nominations for Academy Awards, Golden Globe and BAFTA awards (Enchanted, The Fighter).