On this day: August 15

Published On: Aug 12 2012 11:13:29 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 15 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

The Panama Canal opens for business, "The Wizard of Oz" comes to Hollywood, World War II comes to an end, and "3 days of peace & music" starts up in Bethel, N.Y., all on this day.

OTD August 15 - Debra Messing
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1968: Actress Debra Messing, best known for the TV series "Will & Grace" and "Smash," is born in Brooklyn, New York.

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