Historical Events for August 15th.

1057 – Macbeth, King of Scotland, slain by son of King Duncan
1457 – Earliest dated book, “Mainz Psalter,” completed
1519 – Panama City, Panama, is founded.
1620 – Mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims
1635 – 1st recorded US hurricane hit the Plymouth Colony
1824 – Freed American slaves forms country of Liberia
1867 – 2nd Reform Bill extends suffrage in England
1870 – Transcontinental Railway actually completed
1906 – First freight delivery tunnel system begins, underneath Chicago
1914 – Panama Canal opens (under cost)
1939 – “Wizard of Oz” premiers at Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Hollywood
1960 – Congo (formerly Congo/Brazzaville) declares Independence from France
1965 – Beatle’s Shea Stadium concert
1969 – Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in NY State (Max Yasgur’s Dairy Farm)
1991 – 750,000 attend Paul Simon’s free concert in Central Park

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