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 - Scouting
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National Portrait Gallery, London

1907: The first Scout camp begins on Brownsea Island in southern England. The camp, led by Robert Baden-Powell (pictured), is widely considered the origin of the worldwide Scouting movement.


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