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Panama Canal opens Panama Canal opens
by The Ovi Team
2017-07-12 10:20:22
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On July 12th, 1920, the Panama Canal was officially opened by Woodrow Wilson even though it had been in use since 1914. The canal was begun in 1881 and probably would not have been completed without the guidance of President Theodore Roosevelt. Ships traveling from New York to San Francisco save over 7,000 miles by using the canal. Unfortunately, the cost of building the canal was extremely high: over 30,000 French and American workers died while working on the canal, mostly of illnesses like malaria and yellow fever.




    
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Nina Brown2012-03-08 19:33:43
please correct the date for the opening of the Canal.....

www.pancanal.com/engWr/history/history/end.html
Plans were made for a grand celebration to appropriately mark the official opening of the Panama Canal on August 15, 1914. A fleet of international warships ...

The Panama Canal officially opened on August 15, 1914, only a few days after the outbreak of World War I. A.B. Nichols, who had been involved with the project ...

History of the Panama Canal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Panama_Canal
Jump to Opening‎: ... first ship to make a complete transit of the Panama Canal under its ... planned for the official opening of the canal, as befitting so great ...

BBC - History - British History in depth: Panama Canal Gallery
www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/panama_gallery_09.shtml
17 Feb 2011 – Plans had originally been made for a grand celebration to mark the official opening of the Panama Canal on 15 August 1914, but the onset of ...

Panama Canal History Museum - Photos, Documents, Books and ...
www.canalmuseum.com/
Panama Canal History Museum - Photos, Documents, Books and Stories from the Panamacanal By August 15, 1914


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