On this day: August 15

POSTED: 11:13 PM CDT Aug 12, 2012    UPDATED: 01:00 AM CDT Aug 15, 2014 
cast of the Wizard of Oz

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.