On this day: April 16

Published On: Apr 15 2013 11:35:29 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 16 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

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.

OTD April 16 - Jefferson Davis
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1862: The Confederate Congress and President Jefferson Davis approve a conscription act for white males between 18 and 35. The act was the first of its kind in America.

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