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.
1862: The Confederate Congress and President Jefferson Davis approve a conscription act for white males between 18 and 35. The act was the first of its kind in America.
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