On this day: August 1

POSTED: 9:47 PM Jul 31 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Aug 01 2013

Oxygen is discovered, Adolf Hitler presides over the opening of the Olympics, a new superhero is introduced, tragedy strikes the University of Texas, and a new all-music TV network debuts, all on this day.

OTD August 1 - Calamity Jane
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Library of Congress

1903: Frontierswoman and professional scout Calamity Jane, best known for her claim of being an acquaintance of Wild Bill Hickok, dies in Terry, S.D., at age 51.


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