On this day: August 15

POSTED: 09:13 PM PDT Aug 12, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 14, 2016 

The Panama Canal opens for business, "The Wizard of Oz" comes to Hollywood, World War II comes to an end, and "3 days of peace & music" starts up in Bethel, N.Y., all on this day.

OTD August 15 - Paul Signac
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1935: Paul Signac, the French neo-impressionist painter who, working with Georges Seurat, helped develop the pointillist style, dies of septicemia at age 72 in Paris, France. Signac is seen here in Seurat's portrait of him.


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