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 - Korey Stringer
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Minnesota Vikings

2001: Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Korey Stringer dies from complications brought on by heat stroke during the Vikings' training camp in Mankato, Minnesota. Stringer, who was entering his seventh season in the NFL, was 27 when he died. His death brought about major changes regarding heat stroke prevention throughout the NFL.

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