On this day: August 15

Posted: 0:13 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
1 / 31
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.

Advertisement

Most Viewed on WFMZ.com

Advertisement
 

Slideshow Of The Day

  • boxer dog in silhouette

    Lanntaron/Wikimedia Commons

    Top 10 dog names in the U.S.

    Nextdoor.com has released its list of most popular dog names, based on data from 69,000 neighborhoods signed up on the site. Check out the most popular dog names in the United States!

On this Day

  • Mary Poppins movie, Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke

    Walt Disney Productions

    On this day: August 27

    Krakatoa blows its top, The Guinness Book of World Records debuts, "Mary Poppins" premieres, The Beatles meet The King, and a guitar great dies, all on this day.