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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 - Ralph Ellison
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Library of Congress

1994: American author Ralph Ellison, best known for his National Book Award-winning novel "Invisible Man," dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 80 in New York City.

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