On this day: April 5

Published On: Apr 02 2013 06:37:40 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 05 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

George Washington issues the first presidential veto, the greatest hits album is born, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar captures the NBA's career scoring title, and Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain kills himself, all on this day.

OTD April 5 - Colin Powell
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1937: Colin Powell, who would go on to become a four-star general in the United States Army, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff, and the 65th U.S. secretary of state, is born in New York City.

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