On this day: April 16

Published On: Apr 15 2013 11:35:29 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 16 2014 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 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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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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