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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 - salt march
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1930: Mahatma Gandhi ends a 24-day, 240-mile march to Dandi in the Salt Satyagraha by producing salt, which was then illegal to do so without paying a tax under the British salt monopoly in colonial India. He then continued down India's coast, producing salt and making speeches, before being arrested about a month later.

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