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 - Jerry Garcia
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1942: Jerry Garcia, who would go on to help form the band the Grateful Dead, is born in San Francisco, California. He died of a heart attack at the age of 53 on Aug. 9, 1995.

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