On this day: August 15

Published On: Aug 13 2012 12:13:29 AM EDT   Updated On: Aug 15 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

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 - Japan surrenders
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U.S. Army

1945: Japan surrenders to end World War II.

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