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On this day: August 1

POSTED: 08:47 PM PDT Jul 31, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 31, 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 - Mark Antony
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30 B.C.: Roman politician and general Mark Antony commits suicide by stabbing himself with his sword in the mistaken belief that his lover Cleopatra had already done so. He would end up dying in her arms.

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