August 15th-This Day In History

August 15 is the 227th day of the year. There are 138 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56)

+1519 – Panama City, Panama is founded.

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

+1935 – Will Rogers and Wiley Post are killed after their aircraft develops engine problems during takeoff in Barrow, Alaska.

+1939 – The Wizard of Oz premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, California.

+1965 – The Beatles play to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City, an event later regarded as the birth of stadium rock.

+1969 – The Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in upstate New York, featuring some of the top rock musicians of the era.

 

( Births )

+1769 – Napoleon, French general and emperor (d. 1821)

+1961 – Gary Kubiak, American football player and coach

+1972 – Ben Affleck, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

+1979 – Carl Edwards, American race car driver

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