On this day: April 16

POSTED: 09:35 AM PDT Apr 15, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 15, 2016 

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 - Dusty Springfield
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1939: Pop singer Dusty Springfield, who scored six top 20 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart from 1963 to 1989, is born Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien in London, England. Her best known songs include the hits "I Only Want to Be with You," "Wishin' and Hopin'," "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself," "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" and "Son of a Preacher Man." She died of breast cancer at age 59 on March 2, 1999, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two weeks after her death.


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