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.
1859: French historian Alexis de Tocqueville dies of tuberculosis at the age of 53 in Cannes, France. His two-volume "Democracy in America," published in 1835 and 1840 after his travels in the United States, is today considered an early work of sociology and political science.
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