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 - Walter Cronkite
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1962: Walter Cronkite takes over as the lead news anchor of the "CBS Evening News." He would remain as anchor until 1981, during which time he would become known as "the most trusted man in America."

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