On This Day…

Welcome to your weekend! As you sip a coffee, tea, or whatever your favorite morning liquid companion might be, we welcome you to mid-August and take a stroll and a scroll down memory lane on what this day has shown us in years past.

Today is Saturday, August 15th, the 228th day of the year.  There are 139 days until the end of the year.

On This Day:

In 1911, Proctor and Gamble Company introduced Crisco shortening.

In 1914, the Panama Canal opened for traffic.

In 1939, MGM’s “The Wizard of Oz” opened at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

In 1948, CBS Television presented the first nightly news broadcast. Douglas Edwards was the anchorman.

In 1969, The Woodstock Music and Arts Fair opened in upstate New York.

In 1993, Nolan Ryan earned his 324th and final major league victory as the Texas Rangers beat Cleveland four-to-one.

In 1998, Apple launches the iMac computer.

In 2015, thousands turn out for the memorial service held for the four Marines and one sailor who lost their lives in a shooting rampage in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

In 2019, Disney Studio had five films that earned over a billion dollars in one year.

And those are the moments in time that add up to today. Whatever moments will be recorded for you today, we hope you have a safe and wonderful weekend!

-The 715 Newsroom

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