On this day: April 16

POSTED: 09:35 AM PDT Apr 15, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 15, 2014 

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 - The Animal
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1937: Professional wrestler William James Myers, better known by his ring name of George "The Animal" Steele, is born in Detroit, Mich. Steele's career with the WWF lasted from 1967 until 1989, though he made occasional wrestling appearances into the 1990s and 2000s, and he portrayed Swedish wrestler/actor Tor Johnson in Tim Burton's movie "Ed Wood."

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