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 - Robert Urich
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2002: Actor Robert Urich, best known for the television series "Vega$," "S.W.A.T." and "Spenser: For Hire," dies of synovial cell sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, at the age of 55 in Thousand Oaks, California. In addition to his work in television, he also starred in several movies, most notably "Magnum Force," "The Ice Pirates" and "Turk 182."


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