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Highlights of this day in history: Allies mark VJ-Day as World War II effectively ends; Woodstock begins; France's Napoleon ...
Bonaparte born; India gains independence; Blast hits Omagh, N. Ireland; 'The Wizard of Oz' premieres in Hollywood. (Aug. 15)
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SHOTLIST:++NO SHOTLIST PROVIDED++VOICE-OVER SCRIPT: AUGUST 15TH, 1945: WHAT'S KNOWN AS VJ-DAY.THE UNITED STATES AND ITS ALLIES MARK THE EFFECTIVE END OF WORLD WAR TWO AFTER SIX YEARS OF FIGHTING. THEY CELEBRATE THE DEFEAT OF THE AXIS POWERS, A DAY AFTER JAPAN AGREES TO AN UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER. 1969: IN UPSTATE NEW YORK, THE COUNTERCULTURE COMES TOGETHER FOR WOODSTOCK, THE LARGEST ROCK CONCERT OF THE SIXTIES. AMONG THE ACTS AT THE THREE-DAY FESTIVAL: JIMI HENDRIX (PAUSE), JANIS JOPLIN (PAUSE), THE WHO (PAUSE), THE GRATEFUL DEAD (PAUSE), AND CROSBY STILLS NASH AND YOUNG. 1769: NAPOLEON BONAPARTE --- THE FRENCH GENERAL AND RULER WHOSE WARS RESHAPED THE MAP OF EUROPE --- IS BORN ON THE ISLAND OF CORSICA. 1947: IN ASIA, INDIA GAINS ITS INDEPENDENCE, A DAY AFTER NEIGHBORING PAKISTAN IS ESTABLISHED --- CONCLUDING BRITISH COLONIAL RULE OVER THE ENTIRE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT.1998: IN NORTHERN IRELAND, THE DEADLIEST TERROR ATTACK IN DECADES OF SECTARIAN VIOLENCE TAKES PLACE IN THE TOWN OF OMAGH (OH'-MAH). THAT'S WHERE A CAR BOMB PLANTED BY AN IRA SPLINTER GROUP KILLS 29 PEOPLE AND WOUNDS HUNDREDS OF OTHERS.1914: IN CENTRAL AMERICA, THE PANAMA CANAL OPENS TO SHIPPING TRAFFIC, CONNECTING THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC OCEANS. AND, 1939: "THE WIZARD OF OZ" --- THE MOVIE MUSICAL FANTASY STARRING JUDY GARLAND THAT REMAINS A POP CULTURE CLASSIC --- PREMIERES IN HOLLYWOOD. SIGOUT - Today in History, August 15th - Camille Bohannon, The Associated Press