Nowadays is Sunday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2021. There are 138 days left in the 12 months.

On August 15, 1945, in a pre-recorded radio handle, Japan’s Emperor Hirohito declared that his place experienced acknowledged terms of surrender for ending World War II.

In 1057, Macbeth, King of Scots, was killed in struggle by Malcolm, the eldest son of King Duncan, whom Macbeth experienced slain.

In 1914, the Panama Canal officially opened as the SS Ancon crossed the just-completed waterway amongst the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

In 1935, humorist Will Rogers and aviator Wiley Submit ended up killed when their plane crashed close to Place Barrow in the Alaska Territory.

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

In 1944, through Environment War II, Allied forces landed in southern France in Operation Dragoon.

In 1947, India turned unbiased after some 200 several years of British rule.

In 1969, the Woodstock New music and Art Truthful opened in upstate New York.

In 1971, President Richard Nixon introduced a 90-working day freeze on wages, selling prices and rents.

In 1998, 29 people today ended up killed by a motor vehicle bomb that tore aside the centre of Omagh (OH’-mah), Northern Eire a splinter team calling by itself the Real IRA claimed responsibility.

In 2003, bouncing back from the greatest blackout in U.S. historical past, metropolitan areas from the Midwest to Manhattan restored energy to hundreds of thousands of persons.

In 2015, Japanese Emperor Akihito expressed exceptional “deep remorse” around his country’s wartime actions in an tackle marking the 70th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II, a working day after the primary minister fell quick of apologizing to victims of Japanese aggression. Civil legal rights leader Julian Bond, 75, died in Fort Walton Seashore, Florida.

In 2017, President Donald Trump, who’d faced harsh criticism for initially blaming the fatal weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on “many sides,” told reporters that there had been “very great people on both equally sides” of the confrontation and that groups protesting against the white supremacists ended up “also incredibly violent.” 

10 yrs back: Hitting again against an emboldened GOP, President Barack Obama released a uncommon direct assault on the Republican presidential subject, criticizing his potential 2012 rivals for their blanket opposition to any deficit-slicing compromise involving new taxes. 

Five years in the past: Republican Donald Trump identified as for “extreme” ideological vetting of immigrants looking for admission to the United States, vowing during a speech in Youngstown, Ohio, to considerably overhaul the country’s screening approach and block all those who sympathized with extremist teams or didn’t embrace American values. 

One particular year in the past: President Donald Trump’s more youthful brother, businessman Robert Trump, died immediately after getting hospitalized in New York he was 71. Firefighters struggled to have three wildfires close to Los Angeles, as forecasters warned that the hazard of new fires was higher.

Today’s Birthdays: Philanthropist Melinda Gates is 57. Country singer Angela Rae (Wild Horses) is 55. Actor Peter Hermann is 54. Actor Debra Messing is 53. Actor Anthony Anderson is 51. Actor Ben Affleck is 49. Singer Mikey Graham (Boyzone) is 49. Actor Natasha Henstridge is 47. Actor Nicole Paggi is 44. Christian rock musician Tim Foreman (Switchfoot) is 43.