On this day: August 15

Published On: Aug 13 2012 12:13:29 AM EDT   Updated On: Aug 15 2014 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.

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1946: Alfred Hitchcock's spy thriller "Notorious," starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains, premieres in New York City. The movie became one of the biggest hits of the year and received Academy Award nominations for its screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Rains.

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