Today in history – August 15, 2019

1519 – Panama City, Panama is founded.

1824 – The Marquis de Lafayette arrives in New York and begins a tour of 24 states.

1935 – Will Rogers and Wiley Post are killed after their aircraft develops engine problems during takeoff in Barrow, Alaska.

1939 – The Wizard of Oz premiers at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles.

1965 – The Beatles play to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City, and event regarded as the birth of stadium rock.

1969 – The Woodstock Music & Art Fair opened on Max Yasgur’s farm near Bethel, New York, drawing an estimated 400,000 people for three days of music.

1970 – Patricia Palinkas becomes the first woman to play professionally in an American football game.

1973 – Vietnam War: The United States bombing of Cambodia ends.