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 - Anne Frank
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1944: Anne Frank makes her last entry in her diary. Three days later she and her family were arrested. Pictured is a memorial to her and her sister Margot at the site of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany, where both girls died due to typhus.


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