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 - Jennifer Lawrence
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1990: Actress Jennifer Lawrence, an Academy Award winner for "Silver Linings Playbook" also known for her roles in "The Hunger Games," "Winter's Bone," "X-Men: First Class" and "American Hustle," is born in Louisville, Kentucky.

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