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This Day in History for August 15 – Woodstock Opens and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1824 – Freed American slaves found Liberia (More info)

1914 – The Panama Canal opens to traffic (More info)

1935 – Humorist Will Rogers is killed in a plane crash (More info)

1965 – The Beatles play to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium, marking the birth of stadium rock (More info)

1969 – The Woodstock Art and Music Festival opens on a patch of farmland in White Lake, NY (More info)

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