On this day: August 15

Published On: Aug 12 2012 11:13:29 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 15 2016 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 - SS Ancon in Panama Canal
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U.S. Navy

1914: The Panama Canal officially opens to traffic with the transit of the cargo ship SS Ancon.

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