On this day: August 15

Posted: 12:13 AM EDT Aug 13, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Aug 15, 2015

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 - Peru earthquake
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Martin St-Amant/Wikimedia Commons

2007: An 8.0-magnitude earthquake off the Pacific coast devastates Ica and various regions of Peru, killing 519 and injuring 1,366.

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