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On this Day

  • Adolf Hitler, 1936 Olympics Berlin

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    On this day: August 1

    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.

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Famous female trailblazers in sports

Jen Welter, Arizona Cardinals news conference

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Jen Welter, who made history this week by becoming the first woman to hold a coaching position in the NFL, is only the latest woman to blaze a trail in the world of sports. Click on for some others.