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 - Bobby Vinton
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1935: Pop singer Bobby Vinton, best known for his cover of the song "Blue Velvet," which hit No. 1 for him in 1963, is born in Canonsburg, Pa. He also scored No. 1 hits with the songs "Roses Are Red (My Love)" and "Mr. Lonely" and saw success with the songs "There! I've Said It Again," "I Love How You Love Me" and "My Melody of Love."

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