On this day: August 1

POSTED: 08:47 PM PDT Jul 31, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 31, 2014 

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 - Chuck D
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1960: Public Enemy rapper Chuck D is born Carlton Douglas Ridenhour in Queens, New York.

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