This Day in History: Aug. 15

On this day, Aug, 15 ...

1969: The Woodstock Music and Art Fair opens in Bethel, N.Y.

Also on this day:

  • 1939: "The Wizard of Oz" premieres in Hollywood.
  • 1947: The Indian Independence Bill creates the two independent states of India and Pakistan.
  • 1998: A car bomb kills 29 people in Omagh, Northern Ireland, the deadliest act of violence in more than 30 years of the “Troubles.”