What made headlines in the 1975 Big Bear Grizzly? “Gas explosion rips through Moonridge cabin” and “Big Bear Aviation set to begin construction on 10-acre project.”

What made headlines nationwide? “Wizard of Oz Premieres in Hollywood” Aug. 15, 1939. The children’s book film adaptation directed by Victor Fleming makes history for its music, characters and use of technicolor.

What made headlines worldwide? “Woodstock Music and Art Fair Opens” Aug. 15, 1969, 200,000 tickets were sold for the iconic festival’s opening day.

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