In 1938, Dr. Albert Hoffman synthesized a bunch of compounds based on the fungus "ergot." The 25th compound - LSD-25.
Back in 1930, India was a British Colony and Indians were forced by law to buy British-made salt. Gandhi wasn't pleased, so he decided to march to the ocean and illegally make his own. The act touched off a massive nationwide protest and set the stage for India's Independence. This week marks the anniversary of the "Salt March" -- in honor of the legendary teetotaler.