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On this day: August 15

POSTED: 09:13 PM PDT Aug 12, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 14, 2013 

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 - Napoleon
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1769: Napoleon Bonaparte, the French military officer and emperor of France, is born in Ajaccio, Corsica.

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