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 - Bat Masterson
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1881: In Dodge City, Kansas, Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle. The frontier lawman, gambler and buffalo hunter would move to New York in 1902, where he eventually became a U.S. marshal and later a sports writer.

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