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.
1958: Buddy Holly and Maria Elena Santiago are married in a private ceremony at his parents' home in Lubbock, Texas. The couple got married less than two months after their first date -- during which Holly proposed -- and were married for less than six months before Holly's death in a plane crash.
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