On this day: August 1

POSTED: 08:47 PM PDT Jul 31, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 31, 2016 

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 - Roy Williams
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1950: College basketball coach Roy Williams is born in Marion, North Carolina. He coached the University of Kansas for 15 seasons before becoming the head coach at his alma mater, the University of North Carolina, in 2003. He's led the Tar Heels to NCAA championships in 2005 and 2009 and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.


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