LSD's creator drops acid (accidentally) for the first time, Martin Luther King writes his "Letter from Birmingham Jail," The Rolling Stones release their debut album, and tragedy strikes Virginia Tech, all on this day.
1947: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's all-time points leader and a six-time NBA champion, is born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. in New York City. Abdul-Jabbar, who also won three NCAA titles for John Wooden's UCLA Bruins, won his first NBA championship with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1971 and won five more between 1980 and 1988 with the Los Angeles Lakers. He is a member of both the College Basketball Hall of Fame and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
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