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 - Daryl Gates
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2010: Daryl Gates, the former Los Angeles police chief credited with creating the anti-drug D.A.R.E. program, dies of bladder cancer at the age of 83 in Dana Point, California. Gates, also considered the father of SWAT teams, resigned from the Los Angeles Police Department in 1992 following the Rodney King beating and the riots afterward.

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