Woodstock is born on This Day in History, August 15th, 1969

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Spectators attend the Woodstock 25th anniversary concert August 13, 1994 at Winston Farm in Saugerties, NY. An international media event that helped launch the careers of many gold and platinum-selling artists, the Woodstock 25th anniversary festival was attended by over 350,000 spectators and spawned a platinum-selling double, live CD and home video, as well as the highest grossing music pay-per-view broadcast in history. (Photo by Remi Benali/Liaison)
Aug 99 Bethel, New York Woodstock Anniversary. The Crowd Fills The Rolling Meadow Of Sullivan County In Front Of The Stage At The Original Woodstock Festival Site In Bethel, New York August 15. Several 1969 Artists Returned For 'A Day In The Garden' Celebrating 30 Years After The Original Festival At Max Yasgur's Farm. (Photo By Joe Traver/Getty Images)
BETHEL, NY - AUGUST 14: A plaque marks the original site location as the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival approaches August 14, 2009 in Bethel, New York. On August 15-17 in 1969 an estimated 400,000 music fans gathered on Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, N.Y. for the most celebrated music festival ever. The 40th anniversary concert will take place tomorrow. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Detail view of paintings adorning a Hippies 'Magic Bus' on display as part of 'The Story of the Sixties and Woodstock' at the Museum at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a museum built on the site of the 1969 Woodstock music festival, May 28, 2008. The museum, which is schedule to open to the public on June 02, 2008, explores the experience of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair, via photos, artifacts and multi-media exhibits. On August 15 to 17 August, 1969, some 500,000 spectators gathered in a field to attend the Woodstock music festival, a landmark musical display reflecting the cultural transformation of American youths at that time. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Memorabilia from the Woodstock music festival is displayed at 'The Story of the Sixties and Woodstock' on May 28, 2008 at the Museum at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a gallery built on the site of the 1969 Woodstock music festival in Bethel, New York. The museum, which is scheduled to open to the public on June 02, 2008, explores the experience of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Fair via photos, artifacts and multi-media exhibits. On August 15 to 17 August, 1969, some 500,000 spectators gathered in a field to attend the Woodstock music festival, a landmark musical display reflecting the cultural transformation of American youth. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
BETHEL, NY - AUGUST 12: A post of signs notes the 25th anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock music and arts festival held on Max Yasger's farm in Bethel, N.Y. A free concert is being held on the site this weekend. (Photo by John Bohn/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 14: Richie Havens sits at the monument, erected in 1984, where the original Woodstock festival took place in 1969 at Bethel, N.Y. Havens was scheduled to play the 1998 Woodstock festival., (Photo by David Handschuh/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: The rock band The Who's original 'premier' bass drum skin from Woodstock Music Festival 1969 at the Rock And Roll Pop Culture Auction at Gotta Have It! store on December 4, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
E 354803 017 26Jul99 Rome, New York The Sun Sets In The Western Sky As The Red Hot Chili Peppers Close The Woodstock Music And Arts Festival In Rome, Ny, July 25. The 30Th Anniversary Festival, In Its Third And Final Night, Was Staged At The Former Griffiss Air Force Base. (Photo By Joe Traver/Getty Images)
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45 years ago today Woodstock opened its doors to music lovers everywhere and soon became famous for the types of crowds and musicians it attracted. Click through the slideshow above to see some epic photos from Woodstock's heyday!

More on This Day in History:


1769: Napoleon Bonaparte was born.

1939: "The Wizard of Oz" makes its debut at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

1947: India gains its independence after 200 years of British rule.

1990: Jennifer Lawrence was born in Louisville, Kentucky.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 17: Jennifer Lawrence attends a special screening of 'Joy' at Ham Yard Hotel on December 17, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 17: Jennifer Lawrence attends a special screening of 'Joy' at the Ham Yard Hotel on December 17, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'Joy' New York premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'Joy' New York premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater on December 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 302 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Jennifer Lawrence during an interview with host Seth Meyers on December 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14: Jennifer Lawrence arrives to 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' at Ed Sullivan Theater on December 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 11: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Variety)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends a screening of 'Serena' hosted by Magnolia Pictures and The Cinema Society with Dior Beauty on March 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 24: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 26th Annual Producers Guild Of America Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on January 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Jennifer Lawrence attends the World Premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' at Odeon Leicester Square on November 10, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 13: Jennifer Lawrence attends the premiere for 'Serena' during the 58th BFI London Film Festival at Vue West End on October 13, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for BFI)
ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 14: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Premiere during The 8th Rome Film Festival at Auditorium Parco Della Musica on November 14, 2013 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
Jennifer Lawrence seen at the Twentieth Century Fox Global Premiere of 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in New York City. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Twentieth Century Fox/AP Images)
Actress Jennifer Lawrence gestures to photographers as she arrives for the screening of the movie 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire', at the 8th edition of the Rome International Film Festival, in Rome, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
LOS ANGELES, CA- NOVEMBER 18: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jena Malone attend the 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on November 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 7: Actress Jennifer Lawrence wearing Dior day 2 of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014, on July 7, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: 71st ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives to the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 -- (Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the premiere of Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games: Cathching Fire' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Actress Jennifer Lawrence and Director David O. Russell arrive at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: 71st ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives to the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 -- (Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: (L-R) Actors Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner attend the 'American Hustle' cast photocall at Crosby Street Hotel on December 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 14: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Photocall during the 8th Rome Film Festival at the Auditorium Parco Della Musica on November 14, 2013 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Jennifer Lawrence attends the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Nominee for Best Supporting Actress in 'American Hustle' Jennifer Lawrence arrives on the red carpet for the 86th Academy Awards on March 2nd, 2014 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives for the screening of the movie 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire', at the 8th edition of the Rome International Film Festival in Rome, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
From left, actors Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson pose for photographers as they arrive for the screening of the movie 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire', at the 8th edition of the Rome International Film Festival, in Rome, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 12: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at 'The Hunger Games' Los Angeles premiere held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on March 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the premiere of Magnolia Pictures 'The Burning Plain' on September 14, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
US actress Jennifer Lawrence poses for the photocall of the movie 'The Burning Plain' directed by Guillermo Arriaga during the 65th Venice International Film Festival at Venice Lido, on August 29, 2008. AFP PHOTO DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)
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