On This Day: August 15th Quiz Stats

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This canal, which connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean, opens to traffic with the transit of the cargo ship SS Ancon.
1914
Panama Canal
97.2%
Kiel Canal
0.6%
Corinth Canal
0.4%
Erie Canal
1.8%
The Jewel Voice Broadcast is made by this emperor following the effective surrender of Japan in World War II.
1945
Hirohito
90.1%
Taishō
2%
Akihito
4.1%
Meiji
1.1%
This film starring Judy Garland and Margaret Hamilton premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, California.
1939
The Wizard of Oz
88.8%
A Star Is Born
6.3%
It Happened One Night
1.8%
City Lights
0.9%
This country gains Independence from British rule after nearly 190 years, and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
1947
India
87%
Lebanon
2.2%
Morocco
6.4%
Afghanistan
1.5%
This American actor and director, known for films like ‘Gone Baby Gone’ and ‘Argo’, is born.
1972
Ben Affleck
84.6%
Matt Damon
4.9%
Brad Pitt
3.8%
Ryan Gosling
3.4%
This nation moves its clock back half an hour to introduce Pyongyang Time, 8½ hours ahead of UTC.
2015
North Korea
82.5%
Laos
2.2%
Vietnam
7.2%
Cambodia
4.7%
The Beatles play to nearly 60,000 fans at this New York City stadium, an event later regarded as the birth of stadium rock.
1965
Shea Stadium
75.6%
Ebbets Field
5.2%
Fenway Park
11.9%
Turner Field
4.2%

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